Postgraduate Training in Family Therapy

Williamsroad delivers a 3-year part-time specialist Master of Family & Systemic Therapy, in partnership with the Australian Catholic University (ACU). This program is accredited with the Australian Association of Family Therapy.

Prospective students can apply for the program at any time of year through this link, via the ACU Department of Executive Education. Successful applicants will be able to join the next cohort in their area.

The Postgraduate program is suitable for qualified health, community and mental health practitioners who want to learn more about, or specialise in, Family & Systemic Therapy.

As a means of maintaining the high standard of training, all our courses are conducted by expert clinicians who are also senior research staff. Class sizes remain small, allowing for a personal teaching environment, focused on participants' particular interests, professional development needs, and the growth of their unique therapeutic style, while covering material on the cutting edge of research and core clinical advances in the field.

  • After one year of training, students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Family & Systemic Therapy. This covers core theory and practice techniques of Family Therapy and an introduction to systemic thinking in the context of working with families.
  • On completing the second year, graduates can obtain a Graduate Diploma in Family & Systemic Therapy qualification. This training develops a greater depth of theory, and group supervision structures for the student to develop those ideas in their own family therapy practice. This level of training is recommended for students wishing to become practicing family therapists.
  • The Master of Family & Systemic Therapy is obtained after three years of postgraduate training. Material goes right to the current edge of research in family & human systems in both theory and practice, and group supervision further develops clinical teamwork structures and skills.
  • Course Locations

    Classes are taught at the purpose-built premises of Williamsroad Family Therapy Centre, or the premises of our agency delivery partners.