Core Ideas and Practices in Family and Systemic Therapy- 4 Day Intensive (Online)

June 27-28 and July 4-5, 2024

Course Overview

The most popular course from Williamsroad is the 4-day intensive workshop in Family & Systemic Therapy.

The workshop covers the core concepts and techniques of Family Therapy, using a mix of creative and interactive teaching methods. Course participants will begin by exploring their own and the other group members' families of origin, sibling order, family rules and myths.

Material covered in this workshop includes:
  • Family of origin, and multigenerational patterns
  • Family relationships, and the importance of family interaction on the personal experiences and struggles of family members
  • Family stories, rules, and myths, and their impact on current relationships
  • The Family Life Cycle, and key stages & transitions
  • Introduction to ‘The Balanced Alliance’ (SOFTA)
  • Family Experience of Crisis and Therapy
  • The most useful ideas of Family Therapy
  • Introduction to SCORE as a feedback and change tracking tool
  • Joining the family system, developing a balanced alliance, and teamwork
  • Complex and straightforward relational-emotional systems
  • Interpersonal dynamics and maximising opportunity for change

The 4-day intensive workshop is a prerequisite for the AAFT-accredited ACU Graduate Certificate in Family and Systemic Therapy.

The 4-day Intensive workshop builds group cohesion and a safe & generative learning environment for the first and subsequent years of the AAFT-accredited Williamsroad graduate training program.

This workshop is also an opportunity for experienced family workers, and health & community practitioners, and individual counsellors/therapists, to get an overview of the leading-edge ideas and practices in Family & Systemic Therapy. Non-therapists who wish to learn more about working with family and human systems can also apply. The tools of Family & Systemic Therapy are widely applicable and can trigger enduring changes.

When :

June 27-28 and July 4-5, 2024

Duration :

4 Days




Cost :

 $660.00 AUD (Inc. GST)

For more information please contact reception.

General Information

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Williamsroad staff will contact you shortly to confirm your place, and provide venue details and copies of any course notes in advance. If you have any queries or concerns, contact Reception (+613) 9532 9990, or email

Discounts for current/past students and Headspace consortia staff have already been applied. If you believe you are eligible for any other kind of discount or price correction, please contact our Reception.

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