Welcome to the Institute of Family Therapy

One of London’s leading providers of family therapy and systemic psychotherapy training.

Latest from IFT

Our next event, October 8 and 9, is Embedding systemic theory and approaches into social work practice with looked after children, with Barbara McKay, Director of IFT, Nick Pendry, Principal Social Worker, Kensington and Chelsea and Rick Mason, Consultant Social Worker, London Borough of Hackney.

Established in 1977, the Institute of Family Therapy is the largest family therapy organisation in the UK. It provides high quality training and clinical work in the field of systemic psychotherapy with families, couples and individuals.

It has a membership of over 200 qualified therapists and a multidisciplinary teaching faculty with a wide range of experience and interests. The Institute has an excellent international reputation and runs a variety of training courses in this country and abroad. It also has a supervision training programme.

IFT includes the Centre for Child Studies.

Training at the Institute of Family Therapy

The Institute boasts a multidisciplinary teaching faculty with a wide range of experience and interests. There is a full and varied programme of workshops and conferences provided as part of our commitment to ongoing continuing professional development.

The work of the Institute brings together people from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and backgrounds and encompasses a broad range of theoretical frameworks and approaches to practice.

We welcome the rich debate that arises from different perspectives.