Family Therapy & Systemic Research Centre
The Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre develops,
supports and promotes research in systemic and family therapy, as a resource
for all family therapy and systemic practitioners.
Our aim is to make
systemic research visible and easily accessible to the public and
We think it is important to build a strong and connected systemic research community, to support clinician-researchers and to encourage new research.
We maintain a small database of family therapy and systemic research. Here you will find research on outcomes and effectiveness of systemic therapy, important to families and therapists, as well as to commissioners and policymakers. Clinicians, systemic consultants and practitioners will find qualitative and process research studies which will be relevant and applicable to their everyday practice.
Researchers will find studies categorised under topics and research methodologies to enable their own research. We have included links to systemic researchers & research centres in the UK and internationally alongside their key research interests. Please let us know of any gaps and absences.
We encourage you to join our distribution list, where
- we circulate information about relevant research seminars and conferences, and promote published and unpublished research.
- we foster links and collaborations between current and would-be researchers. If you would like to contact other systemic researchers in your area of interest, please let us know.
- we organise events to promote and develop new research ideas and methodologies, and to enable publication of research .
The Director of
the FTSRC is Charlotte Burck (left) and the Associate Director, Astrid
We are based at the Tavistock Centre, an internationally renowned centre of psychotherapy training. A well-established and thriving doctoral research programme for qualified systemic psychotherapists has been running here for over twenty years.
We work in dialogue with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).
Systemic research is a growing field. We would appreciate your contributions to keeping the website up-to-date. Please do let us know of research, including your own, which could be added.
Qualitative Research in Management and Organisation Conference.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 7-9 April 2020.
Beyond Human Systems. Ecosystemic Conference. University of Bedfordshire.
Online. 22-24 April, 2020.
Therapeutic Conversations. 3rd Nordic Narrative Therapy Conference
Bergen, Norway. 6-8 May 2020.
Qualitative Inquiry in Repressive Times. 16th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.
Illinois, USA. 20-23 May 2020.
Establishment of the People in Harmony Research Network.
London, UK. 23 May 2020.
1st Conference of the Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuip): Creating Bridges
Thessaloniki, Greece. 18-20 June 2020.
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