The WRFTC Family Therapy Clinic was established during Covid Lockdown in 2020 to meet the demand of individuals, couples and families who have difficulty finding counselling and psychological services in public or private mental health sectors.
The team of practitioners staffing The WRFTC Clinic are fully qualified, skilled and experienced professionals who are training to become clinical Family Therapists. They are all enrolled in the Master of Family and Systemic Therapy. These practitioners are designated as Family and Systemic Therapy Registrars and are closely supervised by the Senior Leadership Team.
What does The Williamsroad Family Therapy Centre Clinic Offer?
Family and Systemic Therapy (FST) Registrars offer cycles of 4 sessions, and a review session which includes a Reflective Team session. Some families will need more than one cycle of 4 sessions plus a review.
All the sessions are recorded to ensure the precision of service delivery and ongoing clinical skills development.
The 4 sessions also include a reflecting team session which provides the family feedback from the FST Registrar’s team.
What is a Reflecting team?
The Reflective Team model is a unique component of service delivery that is well researched and has been used since the 1990s at WRFTC and is used in England, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain and other European countries.
The Reflective Team observes the therapy session, and towards the end of the session, the action switches, and the individuals and/or family members listen and observe a team of four experienced professionals, including a Senior Leader member having an open dialogue about what they witnessed in the session.
The individuals and family hear the perspectives of witnesses to their experience. The vast majority of individuals and families are interested to hear from other professionals, and these multiple perspectives contribute to long-lasting and meaningful change.