Family Therapy & Systemic Research Centre
The Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre supports and promotes research in systemic and family therapy, as a resource
for all family therapy and systemic practitioners, policy makers and the public. Our aim is to make systemic research visible and easily accessible.
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 qualitative and process research
studies, relevant to practice as well as to commissioners and policy makers and the research on outcomes and effectiveness of systemic therapy, important to
families and therapists, as well as to commissioners and policymakers.
Research studies have been categorised under Evidence and Outcome Studies, Process Research, Topics, Research Methodologies, and Type of therapeutic approach. We present Doctorate research theses and Masters research dissertations carried out in training institutes throughout the UK and elsewhere, which we are committed to making visible for the field. We include 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- we circulate information about relevant research seminars and conferences, and new published and unpublished research.
- please let us know if you would like us to publicise your conference or research papers
- if you would like to contact other systemic researchers in
your area of interest we will circulate your request please let us know
- we circulate requests for research participants
The Director of the FTSRC is Charlotte Burck (left) and the Associate Director, Astrid Winkler (right)
The FTSRC is a resource for all systemic therapists and the public. 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-five years.
We work in dialogue with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).
Systemic research is a rapidly growing field. Please do let us know of research, including your own, which could be added.
Pages in this section
- Research references
- Evidence and outcome studies
- Process research
- Research methodologies
- Type of therapeutic approach
- Tavistock Systemic Doctoral Research Theses.
- Other Systemic Doctorate and PhD Research Theses
- Masters research dissertations
- Planning your research
- Practitioner research networks
- Research tools
- Other systemic centres and researchers
2021 Virtual IFTA World Family Therapy Congress. March 26 & 27, 2021
Systemic Doctoral Student Symposium. March 25, 2021
Autism and Intersectionality: Implications for Systemic Practice and Research. 3rd Systemic Practice and Autism Conference.
Online. 8th - 9th July 2021. Systemic Autism Research Hub at the University of Bedfordshire
1st Conference of the Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuip): Creating Bridges
Thessaloniki, Greece. 16-19 June 2021.
Ngā rau matatiki'. Re-imagining Community. International Society of Critical Health Psychology 12th Biennial Conference.
https://sites.google.com/view/ischp21/home?authuser=0 22-25 August 2021.
Qualitative Research in Mental Health: Trajectories Toward a New Era.
Valletta, Malta. 9-11 September 2021
AFT Conference in collaboration with Friends of KCC & The CMM Institute
Oxford, UK 23-24 September 2021.
Making systemic therapy training relevant: Theory, culture, equity. A two day symposium
Online. October 4, 2021.
Family Therapy in Dynamic Asia
Seoul, Korea. 22-24 October 2021.
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