Applied Training  

in Systemic Constellations 2025 (Year 2) 

The CSC Applied Training in Systemic Family Constellations both follows and extends the learning journey of the Foundation year. This course enables participants to deepen their understanding of systemic philosophy, and develop the skills required to put theory into practice.

The Applied Training consists of four 3 day face to face training modules, three 1 day online teaching sessions, and 2 tutorials (dates to be arranged individually) with your personal tutor. Students are also able to attend 2 faculty-led workshops as a representative during the course.

A Certificates of Attendance will be issued to each student at the end of the training. This training is regarded as essential learning for those hoping to develop a career in Systemic Constellation Work, and will equip others with the skills needed to integrate a constellating methodology into the existing professional contexts in which they work, including forms of one-to-one practice.


Who is it for?

This course is for individuals who have completed the Foundation Training in systemic family constellations with CSC, or an equivalent training with another similarly oriented institution, and who wish to further develop their understanding of this perspective, and integrate it into their professional practice and personal life. It is particularly relevant for professionals whose work brings them into contact with family and other social systems, for example:

  • Therapists, counsellors, coaches, health and education professionals and those in related fields
  • Social care professionals working with children and families, marginalised social groups and refugees
  • Those working in the field of substance abuse and in the criminal justice system
  • Alternative health practitioners and those working in other healing modalities
  • Those working creatively and in the arts, particularly film and theatre work
  • As a method of working that seeks to find a place for every member of the system, this approach can deepen other resolution-oriented perspectives and methodologies.



What will you learn?

This training follows on from the Foundation Training and significantly deepens the knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin practice. This course continues to emphasise the importance of experiential learning, and learning by doing, but also provides essential teaching on all aspects of social systems. Whilst learning specific areas of practice, each module will also:

Deepen your authority, presence and intention as a practitioner
Expand your choice points before, during and at the conclusion of client work
Develop your capacity to work with movements and somatic information in both group and 1-1 contexts
Develop your sensitivity to the language and sentences of systemic constellation work
Provide further opportunities to constellate (with support) those issues that relate to your professional orientation.
Develop a solution-focused outlook

Subjects Covered

Facilitator Capacity & Orientation – Enabling Systemic Work to Flow Within


  • Radical inclusion and what it asks of us – a revision of key concepts
  • Working with groups – formation, coherence and safety
  • Working one to one – different forms of constellation work
  • Establishing a group agreement for the ‘Learning by Doing’ sessions

Parents and Children – An Exploration of the Primary System


  • ‘The Orders’ and the family system
  • The Missing, and their impact on the system
  • The orders relating to blended families
  • Early loss, adoption and fostering

When all have a place – Working with Perpetrators & Victim Dynamics


  • Where do perpetrators belong in the system
  • Culture, race, conflict and war
  • Facing trauma and how to avoid re-traumatisation
  • Working with murder, abortion, rape and abuse

Understanding Systemic Health and Symptoms


  • Working with the healing impulse
  • Health and symptoms seen through the systemic lens
  • Physical crises, accidents & issues of bonding and bonding failure
  • Finding a place for death and the dead

Intimate Relationships Through the Systemic Lens


  • Working with couples and same sex relationships
  • The ordering forces that support the flow of love and intimacy
  • The place of the facilitator in group work
  • Ritual and celebration, attending to the ending of the training group

Course Dates 2025

The Applied Training 2025 includes 4 training modules, each three days long and 3 full-day Zoom sessions. Modules 1 & 3 will be run in London and modules 2 & 4 will be run in Bristol.

Module 1 (London) – 09.30am-5.30pm22-24 January 2025Wednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 1 (9.30am-5.30pm)28 February 2025Friday
Module 2 (Bristol) – 09.30am-5.30pm2-4 April 2025Wednesday- Friday
Zoom Session 2 (9.30am-5.30pm)23 May 2025Friday
Module 3 (London) – 09.30am-5.30pm25-27 June 2025Wednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 3 (9.30am-5.30pm)21-July 2025Friday
Module 4 (Bristol) – 09.30am-5.30pm17-19 September 2025Wednesday – Friday



The full course fee is £3835. A non-refundable deposit of £450 is payable to secure your place. We are offering an Early Bird price of £3575 if you secure your place by 1 October 2024.

Once the deposit is received, the remainder is due before the course begins. A small number of bursaries are available. Please contact us directly for more information. Discretionary payment plans are available on request.

Please note: CSC is a Not for Profit organisation and does not, therefore, charge VAT.

How to Apply for this Training

Please note that you will need to have completed Foundation Training before joining  the Applied course. Payment of the deposit is required to secure a place in the group. If you have not completed a Foundation Training with CSC then you will be asked to complete a short application form and may be asked to have an informal telephone interview with one the of the faculty. Download the application form near the top of this page.

The Facilitators

Sheila McCarthy-Dodd (MBACP)

Sheila is a Director and member of the Senior Teaching Faculty at the Centre. She has trained and worked extensively in Systemic Family Constellations since 1996 and leads regular workshops in Ireland and the UK. Sheila has a well-established therapy practice in Gloucestershire for individuals, couples and supervision. She works extensively as a trainer including facilitating Relational Supervision training with Severn Talking Therapy in Bristol and Malta

Chris Williams (BACP)

Director of the Centre and a teaching faculty member. He has been working in the therapeutic field since 1990 and currently works as a Constellation Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Coach and Trainer. He is a UKCP registered gestalt psychotherapist and a senior accredited BACP counsellor, with a well-established practice in South London.  ing in the therapeutic field since 1990 and currently works as a Constellation Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, C is a 

London Venue

The London modules will be held at:

St Andrews Church,
Short Street,
London, SE1 8LJ
Email: [email protected]
Tel:020 7633 9819

Bristol Venue

The Bristol modules will be held at:

Centre for Whole Health,
12 Victoria Place, 
Bristol, BS3 3BP
Email: Contact – The Centre for Whole Health
Tel: 0117 923 1138




Simple, powerful, effective, insightful.

I have been deeply moved by the quality of the facilitation. It is clear that the teachers are very experienced. I have appreciated that the entire experience is so steeped in respect.

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