King's College London

Course Introduction

Our Family Therapy Grad Cert course enables mental health professionals to develop useful theoretical knowledge and practise skills to enable them to work effectively with couples and families in the context of their own professional practice.

The focus of the course is in working in mental health settings, and the teaching draws from a range of different approaches. This integrative approach ensures that students have a solid grounding which enables them to adapt their practice to different client groups.

At the end of the course students will have gained confidence in working with more than one person in the room and be able to use a number of approaches to help people towards positive change. There is a focus on evidence'based practice and on the development of good therapeutic relationships.

Key benefits

' Introduces students to the field of systemic theory, practice and research.

' Introduces basic practice skills and their application to clinical practice.

' Enables students to begin to develop a stance of self'reflexivity and prepare for entry to qualifying level training.

Course Modules

Please see the Family Therapy page on the King's website for details on modules.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Certificate Other Fees
2 years
Part Time
Graduate Certificate Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject e.g. psychology, medicine, social work, social science, mental health nursing studies or education and/or professional qualification in a mental health-related programme.
  • Significant clinical experience is required.