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Family Interventions in Psychosis

Teaching consists of 10 taught days and 6 months of supervised practice.

AFT accredited as a foundation in family therapy.

Teaching will include core modules laying foundations for collaborative systemic practice, developing knowledge and skills for holding family and network meetings. It will also cover specalist knowledge focusing on psychoeducational, behavioural, cognitive behavioural, solution focused and systemic work with families within serious mental health contexts within NICE guidelines.

You will learn through:

  • attending lectures and workshops
  • group supervision
  • guided independent study.

Assessments include completion of a Family Interventions knowledge/skills self-assessment at the beginning and end of the course. Students also complete a reflective practice portfolio (10 are recommended, one per module. A minimum of 5 are accepted). There is also a written essay. The six month supervision period will also include preparation and reflection on the helpful aspects of supervison: students must complete a IFICS self rating, learning points, IFICS and reflective practice.

Course length

9 months (part time)



How to apply

Applications to this programme may only be made through IAPT services recruiting trainees and not directly through the University of Exeter. If you are interested in applying for this programme, please contact your local IAPT service or look at the NHS and IAPT jobs websites. The number of places varies each year as the course is funded by Health education South West and is dependent on funding.


Ann Draisey

Tel: +44 (0)1392 724644