Training Program in Systemic Practice & Family Therapy

The Psychology Group

VENUE: due to the current COVID risks and level changes, the training will be RUN ONLINE so is available to everyone in New Zealand.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: has been extended to 16th FEB 2022


The Psychology Group proudly presents this opportunity to attend a training program in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy that will provide both theoretical knowledge and practice-based skill development; in working systemically with Individuals, Couples and Families.

This program contributes directly to the MOH workforce development strategy for mental health, education and social care services that highlights the need for practitioners to have Core Skills in interacting with and supporting whānau; a robust understanding of the concept of whānau and whānau dynamics; ability to coordinate culturally competent and responsive interventions in working with Māori whānau as well as whānau from a range of cultures and ethnicities; and have knowledge of a systemic approach in all whānau contacts.



This 10 week training program will be held on at Highbrook Drive on Tuesday’s 9.00am – 4.00pm, with Zoom supervision group sessions and peer-directed learning groups, one weekday evening

When: 22nd February – 19th May 2022
Cost: $2,495 + GST



This 8 week training program will be held at Highbrook Drive on Wednesday’s 9.30am – 3.30pm, with Zoom supervision group sessions, and peer-directed learning groups, one weekday evening

When: 14th June– 29th Septmeber 2022
Cost: $1,950 + GST



For further info and application form please > see our website


Q Who should attend

Professionals who already have a relevant professional qualification (or equivalent) in the health and/or social care sectors: Social Workers, Nurses, Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Occupational Therapists are well suited to apply. Participants would greatly benefit from being in a current role where they have access to working with Individuals, Couples or Families and to regular systemic supervision (support can be provided regarding finding a supervisor if required).

Q Trainer: Mandy Vincent

Mandy has 30+ years’ experience in working with Couples, Individuals and Families in various Public Health, NGO and Social Service organisation; Corporate settings; and in Private Practice. She has worked in Mental Health services in the UK and New Zealand since 2001 and has significant experience of working with Children and Young People aged 5 – 18 years; struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm and Eating Disorders.

Mandy specialises in working with couples having marital/relationship and communication difficulties, blended/step-family issues and parenting challenges, loss & bereavement, mental health and addiction challenges. She is skilled and experienced in working with distressing and challenging relationship difficulties and the different contexts of those seeking therapy.

Mandy has extensive experience in supervision and training of other professionals, including lecturing for 7 years on the Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Therapies at Otago University. Mandy is trained in Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 1), ACT, Trauma Based practice with children and young people and Single Session Family Consultation.