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Couples and Family Therapy Diploma Course

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This comprehensive and insightful course will teach you everything that you need to know in regards to how family dynamics and human actions affect different types of relationships.

Whether you are looking to use the skills taught in the course to help with your own relationships or whether you are looking to add these tools and techniques to use in a therapy or coaching based business; they will be a great asset for many years to come!

What You'll Learn from the Couples and Family Therapy Diploma Course

This course takes you through the various life stages of humans as individuals, couples and families along with detailing exactly how therapy works and the vast variation of skills and types of couples and family therapy, in a progressive manner.

The course is designed to aid the understanding of relationships and family associated problems. Beginning with discussions from the outset on overall needs for therapy, the syllabus maps the ongoing changes in relationships, such as sociological and environmental factors, as well as how relationships have changed throughout the generations.

Thought patterns and communication techniques are examined in detail as well as how these factors can damage or harm a relationship should they go wrong. It doesn’t stop at just the relationship between couples themselves, the course delves deeper into the effects of these occurrences on the entire family.

The information covered during this course is widely used by couple and family therapists and should give you a much greater understanding of the relationships within your own life along with being able to advise others in a holistic manner.

People and relationships are often not straight-forward. The more we understand about ourselves the better placed we will be to become able to change in our relationships and lives as a whole and make a positive change for the better.

In the final part of this course you will learn about the therapy techniques involved in resolving these issues and the options available to the therapist when working with families or couples.

Should you wish to continue your studies into this subject after completing the course, the final module will suggest informative guidance opportunities for further professional development as well as enhancing methods of relationship focussed psychotherapy.

If you are looking to move into clinical practice after learning the basics during this course, then the role of the family psychotherapist is regulated and requires a university gained qualification. There are many degree courses available to explore on completion of this course.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

This course has been developed as an aid to understanding Family Therapy. It is a great introduction if you are considering further education in this field, a good professional development course if you are already a holistic therapist or more of a personal interest course if you are looking to develop your understanding and communication within your own relationships.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Couples and Family Therapy Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Couple’s Therapy

  • What Exactly is Couples and Family Therapy?
  • We Idealise Love
  • We Throw Things Away
  • We Think the Grass is Greener
  • Myth-Busting
  • Falling in Love
  • The Love Chemicals
  • Emotional Bonding
  • Relationship Questions
  • Negative Bias

Module 2: Relationship Lifecycle

  • The Five Relationship Stages
  • The Six Stages of Lifetime Bonds
  • Erikson’s Stages of Personal Development

Module 3: As Individuals

  • Why The Past Matters
  • Early Attachment
  • Mind Matters
  • The Thinking Mind
  • The Feeling Mind
  • The Beliefs

Module 4: Communication and Conflict

  • About Arguing
  • The Negative Argument
  • The Positive Argument
  • EQ
  • Assigning Blame
  • The Stubborn Issues
  • Love Languages

Module 5: Family Lifecycle

  • The Lifecycle of Family
  • Mental Health Awareness

Module 6: The Therapy Process

  • The Six Therapy Stages
  • Essential Therapist Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Therapy Techniques
  • Ethical Considerations

Module 7: Psychotherapy

  • Ethical Considerations
  • History
  • Types of Therapy
  • Structured Approaches
  • Family Therapy Terms

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.