Core Skills in Family Therapy Practice

Presenter: Christine Senediak

This comprehensive E-Learning Course provides the opportunity for health professionals interested in family therapy to up-skill and for more experienced clinicians to further develop their competence in systemic family therapy.

The course is offered as 6 modules, with each module providing a theoretical overview of family therapy practice guidelines and an introduction to contemporary family therapy models. The learning modules include self-directed learning tasks, readings, quizzes and access to online video examples. Each module is equivalent to 10 CPD hours (total 60 CPD hours for all 6 modules).

The course covers the followingmodules:

  • Using Genograms in Family Therapy
  • Family Assessments
  • Structural Family Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Milan Systemic Therapy
  • Bowen Family Systems Theory and Narrative Therapy
  • Contemporary Family Therapy Models

The course is self-paced and will include presentations, video demonstrations, reflective tasks, readings and relevant resources. The emphasis in the modules is on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are relevant to high-quality family intervention practices. A strong theoretical framework underpins the learning modules. Students will be introduced to the core ideas and skills of family theory and review the major models of contemporary family therapy.

This eLearning course is delivered via an independent online learning platform with all-inclusive learning materials and resources.


Christine SenediakBA.(Hons), M.Psychol (Clin), M.Family Therapyis Principal Director of ClinicalSupervision Services and Sydney Family Therapy Training Institute and has over 35 years of experience working as a clinical psychologist, educator and supervisor. She has a strong interest in evidence-based practice and systems theory and integrates this in her work as therapist, educator and supervisor. She supervises widely providing individual, peer, group and organisational supervision to psychiatrists, psychologists and other health clinicians working in child, adolescent and family services, schools, adult mental health, drug health, gambling, sexual assault, cross cultural and trauma services. Christine has trained as a systemic family therapist, which influences her approach to clinical supervision where the wider context is considered in understanding the development and maintenance of problems in clinical presentations. She employs a reflective practice approach to supervision enhancing self-awareness of relational issues between therapist, client and systems. Christine incorporates elements of systemic, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and person-centred therapies in supervision and training.

Enrol anytime - You have 12 months to access the course materials.

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This event counts as 10 hours of category B CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.