Postgraduate Training in Family Therapy

Williamsroad has provided specialist postgraduate Family & Systemic Therapy training in conjunction with Swinburne University of Technology from 1995 to 2016: this program is now in Teach Out, and we are transitioning the program to a new partnership with ACU.

2017 students planning to complete the Practice Certificate, or progress to the Diploma and Masters level, should can now enrol through the ACU Department of Executive Education at this link.

The Postgraduate program is suitable for qualified health, community and mental health practicioners 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.

In 2017, the first year of training is the Williamsroad Practice Certificate covers core theory and practice techniques of Family Therapy and an introduction to systemic thinking in the context of working with families. Enrolment in this first year will allow transition across to ACU program.

The 2017 second year is the Graduate Diploma, which 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 2017 third year Masters program follows from the Graduate Diploma. 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

The Practice Certificate and Graudate Diploma of Social Science (Family Therapy) are taught entirely at the purpose-built premises of Williamsroad Family Therapy Centre, at 298 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield.

The Masters in Social Science (Family Therapy) is jointly taught across both Swinburne (Hawthorn campus) and the Williamsroad premises

Course Information

Course Information about the Swinburne University teach-out can be found on the Swinburne University Website, or on your Blackboard link.

Subject information can be found using these links:
      Practice Certificate of Social Science (Family Therapy)
      Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Family Therapy)
      Masters in Social Science (Family Therapy)