Our Courses

Here you can find the list of the courses we offer, as well as the information about each of them. 

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 Post Graduate Certificate in Parental Alienation Studies

A1

Award in Clinical Supervision

B1

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Therapies

Our Courses

Here you can find the list of the courses we offer, as well as the information about each of them. 

Just click on the course you’re interested in and you will be taken there automatically

 Post Graduate Certificate in Parental Alienation Studies

M2

Masters in Strategic Coaching

C1

Certificate in Therapeutic Care with Children and Adolescents in Out-of-Home Settings

M1

Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy

M1

Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy

PGC1 - Post Graduate Certificate in Parental Alienation Studies
MQF/EQF Level 7 - Higher Education Programme

The First Academic Post Graduate Award in Parental Alienation Studies

We are delighted to announce that the first Post Graduate Certificate in Parental Alienation Studies designed and developed collaboratively between Brian O Sullivan (MSc) from Parental Alienation Europe & Charlie Azzopardi from the Institute of Family Therapy Malta has started its second run in October 2022. 

This program is designed specifically for professionals and other key stakeholders across the social, legal, mental health, medical, nursing, social care, allied health, youth work, counselling, psychology, clergy, education and psychotherapy fields who find themselves working with families and young people experiencing the trauma of Parental Alienation.

This Post Graduated Certificate in Parental Alienation Studies is unprecedented in Europe and graduates of this program will be enabled and acquainted with detailed contemporary literature and evidence based best practices in assessment, case formalisation, legal report writing and clinical interventions with families optimising the outcomes for children and young people across their lifespan.

The course is structured around a 30 ECTS Post Graduate Certificate qualification and consists of 5 modules over one academic year. The modules include historical and contemporary theory of Parental Alienation, evidence based best practice, assessment, and intervention processes for mild, moderate, and severe parental alienation and report writing. As from 2023 the course will grow into an M.Sc. it will contain other significant modules including prevention strategies, early detection and intervention, research modules and more. The Masters will run over 90 ECTS over two years and will involve a research dissertation.

This course is accredited at MQF/EQF level 7 by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority.  IFT-Malta is  licensed as a Higher Education Institution by MFHEA with license number 2011-TC-014.

Download Course Prospectus here.

Course Starting October 2023

Delivery Mode: Face to Face (Because of international interest in this course delivery may be via zoom and in real-time (Synchronous delivery)

Course Coordinators: Brian O’Sullivan & Charlie Azzopardi

Find Timetable Here

Venue: To Be Announced

For details and to Register Your Interest In Learning More About Post Graduate Certificate in Parental Alienation Studies Please Click Here.

A1 – Award in Clinical Supervision
MQF/EQF Level 7 - Higher Education Programme

Award in Clinical Supervision Level 7 – STARTING April 2022

six week-end blocks programme spread over 9 months designed for clinical practitioners –

  • To develop a theoretical knowledge base about supervisory practice and process
  • To develop and refine supervisory skills.
  • To integrate theory and advanced supervisory skills into a working supervisory style needed to form and maintain supervisory relationships.
  • Enable participants to critically analyse a range of supervisory models.
  • Inform and enable participants to develop an advanced understanding of supervisory structures and processes
  • To enable participants to develop a critical understanding of the different ways in which clinical supervision can be assessed and evaluated.
  • To enable participants to work systematically and to effectively manage influencing factors such as organisational, ethical, professional and legal influences.
  • To develop and enhance the professional identity of the supervisor.
  • To become aware of and mindful to the wider context and its influence on the supervisory relationship and processes (e.g., the organisational culture and policies, the client population, etc.)
  • To develop ethical practice in supervision.

 

The Course is accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority and is in line with the European Psychotherapy Associations and International Psychotherapy Associations standards of supervision practice. It also meets the Supervision Training criteria of the local Psychotherapy Profession Board.

This course is accredited at MQF/EQF level 7 by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority.  IFT-Malta is  licensed as a Higher Education Institution by MFHEA with license number 2011-TC-014.

Download the Award in Clinical Supervision Prospectus

Apply here for the Award in Clinical Supervision

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Course Coordinators: Dr. Charlie Azzopardi & Mrs. Karen Bishop

Find Timetable Here

Commencing: April 2023

Entry Requirements: Must be in possession of a Masters Degree in a clinical field of practice.

Target Group: Warranted Health Care Professionals and Allied Health Professionals in fileds like psychology, psychotherapy, art therapies, social work, etc./ 4 years post-Masters practice experience/ Clean Police Conduct. 

Venue: St. Martin’s College Swatar

Cost: €1,500. Students can benefit from National scholarships or get 70% refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme.

B1 – Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Therapies
MQF/EQF Level 6 - Higher Education Programme

This training program, the first of its kind in Europe, offers an in-depth exposure to different psychological and psychotherapeutic models at an undergraduate level. It provides an innovative approach and targets individuals who have a keen interest in learning specifically about, and plan for a career in psychotherapy. This course helps students solidify their knowledge and skills in psychotherapy at a graduate level, preparing them for eventual specialist training. The course provides a sound background to major concepts outlining psychotherapy including history of psychotherapy, theories of change, research in psychotherapy and ethical practice. The nature of the course is intended to facilitate entry to Masters level training in any of the psychotherapeutic modalities taught on the course including the Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy. It is considered standard practice in psychology and psychotherapy that a warrant is obtained only after the Masters level of training is achieved. 

Starting October 2023.

This Degree is divided into 5 Modules covering the major areas of the profession including historical and current theory, the different models in psychotherapy, research, clinical practice and personal and professional development.

Module 1: History of Psychotherapy and Psychological Theory: This module offers students the basic knowledge of the fundamental paradigms in psychotherapy and psychology serving as the basis for all subsequent learning and training.

Module 2: Models of Psychotherapy: This module helps students develop and maintain collaborative working alliances with a range of mental health professionals. It provides them with a wide spectrum of diverse theoretical positions and psychotherapeutic practices and equips them with the basic skills and competences necessary to work within a team of practice.

Module 3: Research Methods and Research Project: This model equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically evaluate relevant published research and to acquire the basic knowledge, skills and competences that enable students to design, conduct and report a piece of research under the supervision of a research supervisor.

Module 4: Clinical Application: This is a practical client-contact module that provides students with an opportunity to apply acquired skills and competences clinical, enhance their clinical knowledge of the common mental health disorders and their presentation, as well as become acquainted with the relevant evidence-based treatment interventions. This module offers student the opportunity to apply the learning into practice.

Module 5: Personal & Professional Development and Ethical Practice: This module develops the students’ understanding of the principles and practice of appropriate professional conduct in the service provision sector and offers them an opportunity to identify personal and professional skills and resources as well as to reflect on and articulate the skills developing during the placement.

Entry Requirements:

2 Advanced Level passes or Level 4 Equivalent to choose from Psychology, Biology, Social Sciences, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Sociology and Philosophy. Plus 3 Intermediate Level or Level 3 Equivalent passes in English and any 2 other subjects. The Institute of Family Therapy Malta may consider admitting persons if they will have reached the age of 23 by the beginning of the course even if they don’t have the indicated qualifications. Under these circumstances admission is based on age and an assessment through an interview and/or other form of assessment to ascertain that they have the adequate academic background and English language skills to be able to benefit maximally from the course. Because this course demands close contact with vulnerable people a clean police conduct is also required as a proof that the applicant has never been convicted for abuse of the vulnerable.

This course is accredited at MQF/EQF level 6 higher education programme by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority.  IFT-Malta is  licensed as a Higher Education Institution by MFHEA with license number 2011-TC-014.

Download the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Therapies Prospectus

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Course Coordinators: Karl Wright

Find Timetable Here

Venue: St. Martin’s College Swatar

Cost: €13,500. No other additional fees apply. The cost includes everything students need during their training, electronic library subscription for the duration of the course, exams, tuition and supervision.

PGD1 – Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy
MQF/EQF Level 7 - Higher Education Programme

A two-year training programme designed to help practitioners develop the fundamental skills in working with individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective. It is aimed at practitioners who already successfully work from within other clinical paradigms, or those who are qualified in another human science and want to move into clinical psychotherapy. A first degree in psychology, nursing, medicine, social work, or any other human science is a requirement.

Participants will be exposed to theoretical seminars and discussions, live clinical consultation sessions, paper, and research review and writing, and reflective practice. The aims remain to introduce participants to the field of systemic theory, practice, and research and to introduce participants to the most basic systemic practice skills which they can apply to their own work setting.

The training will provide participants basic theoretical grounding, an opportunity to relate theoretical ideas with their work, a range of practical skills, the possibility of taking a critical stance to personal ideas and account for their personal learning process over time, beliefs, an opportunity to take a critical stance to one’s values, a possibility to critique various concepts and perspectives with particular focus on the family life cycle, a familiarity with a wide range of key literature, a basic familiarity with aspects of research in family therapy, an appreciation of one’s personal family and cultural experiences, and a historical understanding of the development of systemic therapy.

The assessment of learning takes place via logbook documenting one’s learning, three essays, a research project/essay, case presentations, and one final presentation.

The Course is approved by the European Family Therapy Association and by the International Family Therapy Association. Upon successful completion of the diploma trainees will be eligible for Masters level training either within the same institution or other European institutions. Please see entry requirements below for full details of entry on Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy.

This course is accredited at MQF/EQF level 7 higher education programme by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority.  IFT-Malta is  licensed as a Higher Education Institution by MFHEA with license number 2011-TC-014.

Number of participants will be limited.

Download the Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy Prospectus

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Course Coordinator:  Yanica Richards Chircop

Find Timetable Here

Commencing September 2023.

Venue: St. Martin’s College Swatar

Cost: €3,900 per year (€7,800 in total for two years PG Dip). No other additional fees apply. The cost includes everything students need during their training, an electronic library subscription for the duration of the course, exams, and tuition. Students can benefit from National scholarships or get a 70% refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme

M1 – Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy
MQF/EQF Level 7 - Higher Education Programme

This is a four-year part-time training (including the two years Post Graduate Diploma) designed for professionals who have completed a post-graduate diploma level training in Systemic Family Psychotherapy. This level of training enables professionals from the humanities, social sciences and related disciplines to build on their existing skills and knowledge and to become competent in the clinical application of evidence based systemic family psychotherapy. The program draws from a variety of theoretical frameworks and clinical approaches, enabling graduates to meet the demands of working within agencies with a range of client groups in both child and adult focused settings.

This is a qualifying level training which prepares individuals to practice Systemic Family Psychotherapy and meets the requirements for registration as a WARRANTED psychotherapist with the local Psychotherapy Profession Board.

This course is accredited at MQF/EQF level 7 higher education programme by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority.  IFT-Malta is  licensed as a Higher Education Institution by MFHEA with license number 2011-TC-014.

Download the Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy Prospectus

Apply here for the Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy

Delivery Mode:
Face to Face

Course Coordinator: Karen Bishop

Fine Timetable Here

Commencing October 2023.

Venue: St. Martin’s College Swatar

Cost: €7900 per year (€15,800 in total). No other additional fees apply. The cost includes everything students need during their training, electronic library subscription for the duration of the course, exams, and tuition. Students can benefit from National Scholarships Schemes and get 70% refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme.