Welcome to the website of the postgraduate programme in Systemic Psychotherapy!
The programme is offered at the College in collaboration with the School of Community Health and Midwifery of the State University of Central Lancashire and extends the range of Psychotherapy programmes we offer in Greece.
This pioneering one-year postgraduate programme combines theory, experiential education, placement and research application based on the principles of Systemic Psychotherapy, and it is the first UK Masters in a specific subject in our country.
General System Theory, as presented by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, found fertile ground in Psychotherapy, abolishing the notion of linear relationship and causality and shifting interest in studying the behavior and challenges faced by a person under the dimension of the system that surrounds it, in which it interacts (eg family) and develops relationships. Any change that occurs is no longer the result of the change of that particular member only, but the change of the basic operating characteristics of the system in which the member operates. This dimension unlocks a huged new potential for changing people's lives and successfully addressing the challenges they face.
The Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy is specifically designed to develop the skills required to apply the principles and methods of the Systemic Approach, both in cases of daily emotional stress and psychological distress. During the course of study, students will be trained in the basic principles of counselling and psychotherapy and subsequently in the principles of Systemic Psychotherapy and its application to specific population groups.
Inter alia, it covers:
Moreover, important characteristics of the programme are:
The programme consists of three parts. The first one includes lectures, experiential workshops and practical training that develop the general principles of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as methodology and research lectures. The second part consists of specialized lectures, seminars, experiential workshops and workshops aiming at the development of expanded skills in Systemic Psychotherapy. The third part includes placement and the conduct of quantitative or qualitative research targeting to emerge the effectiveness of Systemic Psychotherapy.
The subjects of postgraduate programme, inter alia, include:
The programme aims at developing knowledge and skills that will make the graduate competitive not only in the Greek but also in the international labor market.
Graduates take up positions at:
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