Speciality: Systematic Family Therapist
Duration: 4 semesters
Director: Mg. Patricia Santibáñez Fernández
Informations: Sra. Rosa Ross Contreras
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Objectives of the Program

The Master's Degree and Specialization in Systemic Family Therapy is of a professional nature, providing specialized training for clinical intervention with families, through four training areas: conceptual mastery of the systemic model, clinical skills, work with the therapist and development of skills of applied research.
Its objective is to train Family Therapists who are able to intervene in mental health problems at individual and family level, and contribute in the generation of knowledge from a contextual and relational model.

Graduate profileThe student graduating from this program knows and applies the fundamental concepts of the systemic model. He/she demonstrates specific skills that, together with the development of self-knowledge, allow intervening in a positive, responsible, respectful and effective manner in different areas of family therapy. Other important features are the contribution in the study, validation and generation of new knowledge in the systemic intervention with families. The graduate is motivated to investigate, to seek personal / professional training on a continuous basis. He/she is permanently seeking the spaces of supervision and interdisciplinary work, necessary in clinical intervention with families.

Admission requirements

1) Hold the Degree of Psychologist and degree of Psychology or Degree of Specialist Physician in Psychiatry.
2) To be practicing or having exercised professional functions in the field of Psychotherapy, for at least 6 months.
3) Approve a selection interview.
4) Demonstrate Intermediate skills of English.
5) Complete and submit the application form, along with the following documents:

(A) Informed statement of your interest in joining the program.
(B) Letter of commitment to perform psychotherapy for families during the training program, at their workplace or at the Psychological Clinic of UFRO.
(C) Original certificate or legalized copy of the degree or professional title.
(D) Certificate of the grades obtained in the degree, indicating scale and approval criteria.
(E) Two letters of reference from professionals and / or academics who endorse their application. At least one of them must be from an academic of the University where the applicant graduated, or from the institution in which she currently works.
(F) A brief conceptual and methodological elaboration of the subject that intends to investigate possible work of thesis or case study.
(G) Letter of sponsorship or authorization from the employer or institution where you work, which guarantees the necessary permits for attending the program activities (when applicable).
(H) Curriculum Vitae and two recent photos in ID-size.
(I) Birth certificate (for registration).
(J) Photocopy of the Identity Card (for registration).

Description of studiesFirst Semester

• Fundamentals of Systems Theory
• Supervision: Training in Specific Skills I
• The Person of the Therapist I
• Clinical Workshop
• Research in Psychology I *
• Research Seminar I

Second Semester

• Contributions of approaches in Family Therapy
• Supervision: Specific Skills Training II
• The Person of the Therapist II
• Research Seminar II
• Clinical Workshop
• Research in Psychology II
• Thesis Seminar I *

Third Semester

• Specific Topics in Family Therapy
• Family Transitions
• Supervision: Specific Skills Training III
• The Person of the Therapist III
• Clinical Workshop
• Research Seminar III
• Thesis Seminar II *

Fourth Semester

• Supervision: Training in Specific Skills IV
• The Person of the Therapist IV
• Family, conflict, and special settings
• Clinical Workshop
• Research Seminar IV
• Thesis Seminar III *
• Degree Exam

# Curricular activity that only enrolls in the IV Semester

Research linesFamily and special situations
A. Intrafamily Violence
B. Child Abuse
C. Multiproblematic families
D. Chronic diseases
E. Mood Disorders and Developmental Disorders

Family development
A. Parental competences
B. Attachment and patterns of family interaction
C. Family resilience
D. Family Functions

Training of Family Therapists
Family intervention in clinical and non-clinical contexts