About Us

About Us

The Family Therapy training Network (FTTN), is a multidisciplinary group of professionals, whose members are amongst the most experienced family therapists and family therapy trainers in Scotland and the North of England.

The members of FTTN have been, and remain, the only Scottish based providers of academically-accredited, post-graduate professional training in family therapy and systemic practice. The services provided are one of only eight courses in the UK where successful participants are eligible to register as accredited Systemic Psychotherapists on completion.

FTTN and its trainers have a strong reputation for the quality and rigour of its training and for its commitment to trainees as adult learners. Through the provision of Continuing Professional Development training days the business is also proactive in maintaining a supportive network to all trainees.

Uniquely, as a result of continuing relationships with trainees, FTTN can draw on a wide range of expertise in specific fields when designing and delivering training.

The network of relationships and support that has been built up over many years allow the business to be “greater than the sum of its individual parts”.

What we do

The Family Therapy training Network (FTTN), is a multidisciplinary group of professionals, whose members are amongst the most experienced family therapists and family therapy trainers in Scotland and the North of England.

The members of FTTN have been, and remain, the only Scottish based providers of academically-accredited, post-graduate professional training in family therapy and systemic practice. The services provided are one of only eight courses in the UK where successful participants are eligible to register as accredited Systemic Psychotherapists on completion.

FTTN and its trainers have a strong reputation for the quality and rigour of its training and for its commitment to trainees as adult learners. Through the provision of Continuing Professional Development training days the business is also proactive in maintaining a supportive network to all trainees.

Uniquely, as a result of continuing relationships with trainees, FTTN can draw on a wide range of expertise in specific fields when designing and delivering training.

The network of relationships and support that has been built up over many years allow the business to be “greater than the sum of its individual parts”.

The story so far

THE FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING NETWORK (FTTN) began in June 2012 when it was set up as a Consortium Co-operative.

Our Co-operative is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the Co-operative members.

We deliver the only professionally (Association of Family Therapy) and academically-accredited post-graduate training in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in Scotland.

Committed to the principles of public service, our multidisciplinary members continue to work in the NHS, social services and the voluntary sector as well as contributing to training the next generation of Scottish professionals.

Foundation Level

Foundation Level
Year 1

The Foundation Course is part-time and lasts for one academic year. It builds on your professional background and personal strengths by engaging with ideas and skills that enhance your practice when working with families. A focus on workplace-based cases and tasks combined with new learning consolidated by role play, and other experiential learning ensures the training is relevant.

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level
Year 2

The Intermediate year has an emphasis on reflective practice as you develop a cohesive theoretical framework to engage, assess and plan interventions with children, young people and their families. There are opportunities to develop therapeutic use of self, and critique and use evidence based practice on this second year of the training.

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Master Level

Master Level
Year 3 + 4

Years three and four form the Pg Dip / MSc, or qualifying level of the training and require the trainee to complete taught modules and two clinical placements; it is only after completing these four years successfully that you can be registered with AFT and use the title, Family Therapist. You can choose to do a Masters by undertaking the research module. The Pg Diploma / Masters course is accredited by the University of Strathclyde.

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Supervisors

Supervisors
Course

This course is designed for those already qualified as Family Therapists and are looking to go on to supervise and train others. The course lasts a year and is taught by a mixture of theory, application of theory to practice, skills development and presentation of trainees work.

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Agency Based Training

Agency Based Training

The Family Therapy Training Network can design and deliver training specific to your organisation or agency in family interventions, systemic practice or specific issue based topics.

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How to Apply?

How to Apply?

You can apply for our courses in a number of ways. We have an online application process, or if you prefer you can download an application form from the documents section. If you need any help please get in touch.

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