Workshops & Conferences

The Institute of Family Therapy runs a comprehensive programme of day workshops and conferences. These are detailed below. To make a booking, simply use the Book Now link under the description of the event.

Unless otherwise stated, each event will commence at 10.00am and run to 4.30pm. To ensure a prompt start, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the advertised start. Each event will take place at a central London venue.  Please see ‘More’ information page for details.

2020 Programme

Thursday 20th February

Renos Papadopoulos

Working with trauma: systemic perspectives

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Friday 28th February

Hendrix Hammond and Juma Woodhouse

Systemic practice in educational settings

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2nd and 6th March

Amanda Middleton and Maeve Malley

Queering gender and sexuality in systemic practice

Monday 2nd March: A one-day workshop which considers issues for systemic psychotherapists and practitioners working with adult LGBTQ+ clients

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Friday 6th March: Queering gender in systemic practice: working alongside trans, non-binary and gender questioning young people

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24th, 25th, 26th, 27th March

Matthew Selekman: a 4-day course

Working with violent, suicidal and self-destructive adolescents: a hands-on 4-day intensive training

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Three helpings of supervision

Wednesday 29th April

Jim Sheehan

The transformative potential of supervision dialogues

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Thursday 30th April

Jim Wilson

Creativity in crisis? A systemic orientation to consultation

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Friday 1st May

Barbara McKay

The personal is the professional – using personal turning points to invite a deeper understanding of our professional practices

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21st & 22nd May and 25th & 26th June

Arlene Vetere and Rudi Dallos: a 4-day course

Attachment Narrative Therapy

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Friday 5th June

Mark Rivett and Stacey McDonald

No frontiers in the digital world: how the digital world is changing our work with young people and families

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Friday 12th June

Myrna Gower and Chip Chimera

Second phase parenting

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2nd, 3rd & 6th July

Arlene Vetere and Jan Cooper

Working with Family Violence

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Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd October

Paolo Bertrando and Claudia Lini

Finding one’s place: theory and practice of systemic dialogical therapy

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Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th November

Multiple presenters including Barbara McKay and Rachel Watson

Imagining the future of social care in the UK

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Friday 4th December

John Burnham and Barry Mason

Supervising systemically

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