This is a four-hour training session where participants will have the opportunity to learn systemic ideas within the context of observing a couple session with Couple and Family Therapist Jacqueline McDiarmid.

The live session will be preceded by an introduction to systemic ideas from Post-Milan theory.

The session was very insightful in that I became aware of my own issues and how I need to be able to put them aside. Also great to observe how an expert runs a session and how to be relaxed with people.

Kerryn Amor – Social worker

The experience was one of a kind – thank you so very much.

Alex Weber – Psychologist


Participants will learn how to:

  • construct and examine a genogram systemically
  • form hypotheses
  • construct some circular questions
  • set up a session, keep the session balanced and maintain neutrality
  • recognise triggers and to manage their own anxiety.
  • construct and examine a genogram systemically


one 4-hour session: 9.00am - 1.00pm:

  1. Introduction of genogram and systems theory as it relates to the couple
  2. Live couple session
  3. Pre-session break with discussion of core ideas and theory
  4. Live couple therapy session
  5. Final presentation and discussion of systemic theory