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- we circulate information about relevant research seminars and conferences, and promote published and unpublished research.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 Co-Directors of the FTSRC are Charlotte Burck (centre) and Reenee Singh (right) and Associate Director, Astrid Winkler (left).
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.
EFTA Conference. Visible and Invisible: Bordering Change in Systemic Family Therapy
Naples, Italy. 11-14 September 2019
Annual Conference. (Re)Visioning the Landscape of Practice
Newcastle 19-20 September 2019
Pan Pacific Family Therapy Conference. Celebrating 40 years of conferences.
Melbourne, Australia. 17 & 18 October 2019.
Learning How to Ask: A workshop for ethographers and systemic psychotherapists.
Systemic Psychotherapy Doctorate Special Event. Email Britt Krause for further information.
Tavistock Clinic, London. 18 October 2019.
5th International Conference on Dialogical Practices
Buenos Aires, Argentina. 5-8 November 2019
International Family Therapy Congress.
Basel, Switzerland. 12-14 March 2020.
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