Applied Training

in Systemic Constellations 2023 (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 is a one-year course. In addition to the 4 training modules and 6 online teaching sessions, you will also receive 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.

Download an Application Form here

CSC Application form

CSC Foundation students do not need to complete an application form

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

Course Dates 2023

The Applied Training 2023 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) – 09.15am-5.00pm10-12 May 2023Wednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 1 (9.30am-5.30pm)26-May 2023Friday
Module 2 (Bristol) – 09.30am-5.30pm14-16 June 2023Wednesday- Friday
Zoom Session 2 (9.30am-5.30pm)30-June 2023Friday
Module 3 (London) – 09.15am-5.00pm13-15 July 2023Wednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 3 (9.30am-5.30pm)11 September 2023Monday
Module 4 (Bristol) – 09.30am-5.30pm20-22 September 2023Wednesday – Friday

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

The Facilitators

Gaye Donaldson (BACP) 

In 2021 Gaye became the Creative Director of CSC having held the position of Managing Director for many years. She is a member of the Senior Teaching Faculty and, with faculty input, she also designs many of the Centre courses. She found constellation work in 1994 and has trained extensively in both family and organisational constellations. She teaches, facilitates workshops, and works as a systemic coach & consultant in film, theatre and other creative initiatives both in the UK and abroad.

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.

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

Cost

The full course fee is £2,950. A non-refundable deposit of £450 is payable to secure your place.

If you would like to take advantage of our early bird price, your course fee will be £2,750. if we receive your deposit by 28 February 2023

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

You need to have completed Foundation Training before application to 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

Testimonials

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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