Funded training for Youth Justice Social Workers

The Scottish Government is supporting its ‘Whole Systems Approach’ by funding training for youth justice social workers on an enhanced training course in Systemic Practice and Family Interventions.

The course is professionally accredited by the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (UK) and is delivered by the FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING NETWORK which has over 30 years’ experience in this field. It will be supported and evaluated by the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice.

The Foundation level training is designed for practitioners who work with individuals, families and broader interagency systems. Course trainees are introduced to core theories and key ideas from the literature in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.  A systemic approach explores the network of significant relationships of which each individual is a part of.  It considers the beliefs that give meaning to people’s actions and the communication patterns between people as they interact with each other and each other’s ideas.  The course is scheduled to run from October 2014 to June 2015.

This can be a stand-alone course as part of professional development in working systemically with individuals, families and agencies as well as the beginning of a Postgraduate Diploma /Masters in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice leading to registration as a Systemic (Family) Psychotherapist.

An information session will be held on April 28 from 10am to 12pm at the University of Strathclyde. If you would like to attend this session and/or express an interest in applying to the course, please contact

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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