Introduction to Family Therapy

A 10 week course that provides students with a knowledge base that equips them to apply for General or Professional Membership with the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT), having demonstrated an interest & training in the practice of family focussed work.

When does the course begin?
The Course begins in February of each year.

Applications will be accepted now.

An interview will be required before your application is accepted.

For enquiries, please email info@bowerplace.com.au or call (08) 8221 6066

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The 10 weeks of theoretical knowledge are accompanied by 10 sessions in the Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic. Each session is focussed around key concepts of family therapy & systematic practice.

Assessments will be conducted during contact time to connect the theoretical content to practical work & observations that reflect each week’s topic.

Knowledge & training is referenced to the Bower Place Method and also covers key family therapy concepts.

Who would be suited to this course?

This course is suitable for those wishing to apply for General or Professional Membership of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT)

Professional Membership

Professional practicing therapist or counsellors with a degree in Health Science, Social Science, Education or Equivalent, registered with AHPRA, PACFA and/or have membership of a professional association who does not meet requirements for Clinical Family Therapist may be eligible to apply for Professional Membership upon completion of this course. The applicant must satisfy the committee that they meet the criteria for Professional Membership determined by the Committee of Management.

General membership

General Membership is open to any applicants who do not meet the requirements for Clinical Family Therapist or Professional Membership, but has relevant training in the practice of family focused work. Applicants must satisfy the committee that they meet the criteria to be a General Member as determined by the Committee of Management.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates seeking entry to this course must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Completion of a Bower Place Diploma qualification in Counselling
  • Completion of a TAFE SA Diploma qualification or vocational placement facilitated at Bower Place
  • Practicing therapists, counsellors & teachers

What is the cost of the course?

Full Fee – $1750*

Partial Scholarships available to Bower Place Diploma Alumni & TAFE SA (students who have studied at Bower Place) Diploma Alumni – $500*

* Please note that it is a requirement that we receive a $250.00 non-refundable deposit before the commencement of the course. A 10% late fee will apply if fees are not paid in full within 14 days of completion of the course. Certificates of completion will not be issued until all assignments and fees are up to date.