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Postgraduate Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Intervention

Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences

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Academic year

2012-2013

Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded

Diploma/Certificate

Duration

2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits

60.0

Course Coordinator(s)

Ana Paula Pais Rodrigues Fonseca Relvas (uc33778@uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The course provides training in Family Therapy and Systemic Intervention and aims the acquisition of basic knowledge on the functioning of systems, in particular the Family System, based on the Eco-Systemic perspective. Moreover, this course aims to expand the field of specialization in Family Therapy to all professionals who speak Portuguese and that, for geographical, time, physical, etc., limitations, are not able to participate in an in-person course.
This course shall take place over two years, with the following structure:
¿ Introduction course to the use of New Information and Knowledge Technologies: one month;
¿ Six theoretical and practical modules with a duration of three months each:
Module I: HISTORY AND THEORETICAL BACKGROUND OF THE SYSTEMIC MODEL
Module II: FAMILY ASSESSMENT
Module III: BASIC SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY AND CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS
Module IV: SYSTEMIC INTERVENTION IN NON-CLINICAL SETTINGS
Module V: SYSTEMIC INTERVENTION IN CLINICAL SETTINGS
Module VI: SPECIFIC FAMILY MODELS
¿ Four modules for the presentation of cases, transversal to the previous modules, with a duration of three months each.
Module I - Cases: ETHICS OF SYSTEMIC INTERVENTION
Module II - Cases: THE COUPLE AS A SYSTEM
Module III - Cases: ETHICS OF SYSTEMIC INTERVENTION
Module IV - Cases: THE COUPLE AS A SYSTEM
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
This course aims to develop different intervention techniques in the context of a systemic and family intervention, namely:

¿ To introduce the systemic perspective in understanding, evolution and diagnosis of different conflicts and relational disorders.
¿ To allow students to become familiar with the characteristics and peculiarities of the various models of family organization and to acquire knowledge for the assessment and diagnosis of family and social network context, from the perspective Eco-Systemic.
¿ To introduce the application of Systemic Intervention techniques in students’ professional contexts.
¿ To deepen the relational and family self-knowledge of students.
¿ To learn the basics for applying the systemic model in various contexts.
Mode of Study
taught full-time, e-learning and daytime
Admission Requirements

The following candidates may apply for the Course:
a) Degree and master graduates in Psychology;
b) Degree and master graduates in Medicine;
c) Holders of other higher education courses, including graduate and post-graduate degrees, and preferably with experience in the field of Human and Social Sciences and Health Sciences, if they prove that they are or have been working in fields related to Family Therapy and Systemic Interventions.
Prerequisite:
Access to the Internet;
Portuguese language knowledge.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Recognition of Prior Learning
The Accreditation Training and Previous Work Experience is executed pursuant to the provisions of Regulation No. 191/2014 of 15 May.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Professional Goals
Among the employing entities are those working in social and health areas.
Graduation Requirements

The completion of the Post-Graduation Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Intervention includes the successful achievement of 60 ECTS during 2 years (30 ECTS in the first year + 30 ECTS in the second year) according with the curricular structure of the course.

Study Programme
Calendar
1st Semester
Start date: 17-09-2012
End date: 21-12-2012
2nd Semester
Start date: 11-02-2013
End date: 31-05-2013