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Master's Degree in Family Therapy

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Master teràpia familiar
  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Duration
    2 academic years
  • Credits
    90
  • Schedule

    1st academic year: Monday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and some Saturdays throughout the year
    2nd year: Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and some Saturdays throughout the year
    See specific calendar at the bottom of the page

  • Date
    October 2022
  • Places
    30
  • Location

    Escola de Teràpia Familiar de l’Hospital de Sant Pau - Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167. 08025 Barcelona

    Fundació Vidal i Barraquer-URL - Carrer Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, 88-90. 08022 Barcelona

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer del Císter, 34. 08022 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Psychology, Education and Sport Science

Three reasons to choose this master's degree

Prestige

Headed by three prestigious institutions in the area of family therapy.

Faculty

Both national and international faculty with broad clinical experience.

Basic training

Focused on two axes: direct supervision and development of people and the family therapist.

The Blanquerna (URL) School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences specialized in postgraduate training and through the expertise of the School of Family Therapy of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the Vidal i Barraquer-URL IUSM in couple and family therapy postgraduate training, have joined forces in order to offer training for future family therapists broadly recognized both in Spain and internationally by entities such as the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapists Associations (FEAP), the Spanish Federation of Family Therapy Associations (FEATF), the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) and the Internacional Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (IACFP). Thus, this master's degree is highly practical and applied.

The synergy between the three institutions presenting this postgraduate training comes naturally through the cooperation between their faculty, who have seen the need and the opportunity to undertake more intense collaborative work adapted to current needs, particularly in terms of the design and structure of university training according to the training proposal of the Bologna Process (European Higher Education Area). Thus, an innovative, up-to-date and open program has been adapted into training that also features other guidance within the field of psychology, contents that have been contrasted throughout years of training family psychotherapists.

Who is it for?

For Graduates in Psychology or Medicine and Surgery, having a postgraduate or master's degree that includes training in psychotherapy, with theoretical and practical content of a minimum duration of one year, is valued. Graduates, diploma holders or university graduates linked to other university degrees will be subject to individual assessment based on their training and personal history and work experience; in turn, they will be informed and oriented on the necessary requirements in order to be accredited as psychotherapists by FEAP (the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapists Associations), and as family therapists by FEATF (the Spanish Federation of Family Therapy Associations).

The only master's degree in Family Therapy in Spain that includes:

350h +

of internship from the systemic model at the School of Family Therapy of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

350 h

of internship from the psychodynamic model at the Vidal i Barraquer-URL University Institute of Mental Health

In collaboration with:

Find out more about the master's degree in Family Therapy

The co-coordinators of the master's degree give the details.

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Curriculum

Module 1. Theoretical basis of the systemic model (7 ECTS)

  1. Systemic model foundation
    1. Vision and historical contextualization
    2. Systemic model epistemology
  2. Pioneering schools for family therapy

Module 2. Therapeutic process (5 ECTS)

  1. The exploration process
    1. Referral and setting
    2. The relational interview
    3. Reception and definition of a therapeutic process
  2. Therapeutic skill sets
  3. Therapeutic Alliance Training

Module 3. Dynamic model and psychopathology (4 ECTS)

  1. Dynamic model foundation
  2. Psychoanalysis and psychopathology

Module 4. The systemic model and psychopathology 1 (3 ECTS)

  1. Relational psychopathologies
  2. Couple therapy

Module 5. Psychotherapist personal and experiential workspace 1 (4 ECTS)

Module 6. Brief Problem-solving Therapy (BPST) (3 ECTS)

  1. TBRP model foundation
  2. The clinical work of the model

Module 7. Family therapy research (3 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to research in family therapy
  2. Research methodologies
  3. Applying a research model in family therapy

Module 8. External speaker lecture series 1 (2 ECTS)

  1. Block 9. Systemic model internship 1 (7 ECTS)
  2. Block 10. Dynamic model internship 1 (7 ECTS)

Module 11. Therapeutic process 2 (4 ECTS)

  1. Family therapy assessment
  2. The intervention process

Module 12. The systemic model and psychopathology 2 (3 ECTS)

  1. Systemic intervention in clinical contexts
  2. Systemic intervention in non-clinical contexts

Module 13. Psychotherapist personal and experiential workspace 2 (4 ECTS)

Module 14. Psychoanalysis, intervention and psychopathology 2 (5 ECTS)

  1. Psychoanalysis and psychopathology 2
  2. Applications of psychoanalysis in family intervention

Module 15. Ethical and legal aspects in family therapy (2 ECTS)

  1. Professional ethics
  2. Professional identity
  3. Legal aspects
    1. Family code
    2. Family mediation
    3. Therapeutic mediation
    4. Family coordination
    5. Coparenting
  4. Accreditations

Module 16. Other models in family therapy (4 ECTS)

  1. The medical and biological model
  2. The integrating model
  3. The cognitive-behavioral model

Module 17. External speaker lecture series 2 (2 ECTS)

Module 18. Systemic model internship 2 (7 ECTS)

Module 19. Dynamic model internship 2 (7 ECTS)

Module 20. Master's thesis (7 ECTS)

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Internships are conducted at two leading and trailblazing centers in intervention and family therapy: the Family Therapy Unit at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, and the University Institute of Mental Health at the Vidal i Barraquer Foundation (FViB). There are a total of 700 internship hours (350 internships hours in couple and family psychotherapy, from the systemic model, and 350 internship hours in couple and family psychotherapy, from the psychodynamic model).

The team at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau has upwards of forty years of experience and is a trailblazing unit in the systemic model in Barcelona, and in Europe in general, offering care for couples and families with various problems in a public hospital.

The FViB couple and family unit is now fifty years old. The team is an international benchmark in intervention in families and couples from the psychodynamic model.

It blends the experiences in the two centers, enabling the student to develop as well as integrate the various strategies they will learn with the two teams. Thus, the master's degree will foster good growth and professional development in the field of couple and family psychotherapy.

Objectives

  • Conducting internships at two of the three master's degree training institutions, guaranteeing 700 hours of family therapy practice.
  • Undertaking 350 hours of practical training in family therapy under the systemic model and 350 hours in family therapy under the psychodynamic model through observation and supervision of real cases.
  • Acquiring the basic skills to be eligible for the FEAP psychotherapist accreditation.
  • Acquiring the basic skills to be able to carry out prevention and intervention for couples and families.

List of internship centers

The Family Therapy Unit at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, and the University Institute of Mental Health at the Vidal i Barraquer Foundation.

Master degree thesis

The objective is to evaluate the assimilation of the core skills acquired in the field of family and couple therapy. It consists of the preparation of a research paper that allows the student to demonstrate theoretical and practical assimilation of family and couple therapy. The thesis is carried out during the second year. The subject and objective of the study must be within the field of family and couple therapy based on the systemic or psychodynamic model.

The papers must be developed individually or in groups following quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodology. Work must be written in Catalan, Spanish, or English. In any case, the work will have to include a summary in English, Catalan, and Spanish.

The master's thesis is prepared annually during the second academic year. The thesis is supervised by an advisor with a PhD specializing in family and couple therapy.

The follow-up is conducted on a monthly basis, in which joint sessions are held in order to organize and structure a research paper following the APA regulations, accompanied by work tutorials in order to be able to conduct a more customized follow-up of the work done.

The assessment comprises two grades, each equivalent to 50% of the final grade. The assigned advisor gives a grade, taking into account: the continuous follow-up of each paper (during this period, the student must submit 3 drafts before the final version) and the development of the master's thesis (50% of the overall grade).
Presentation and public defense before an examination committee comprising two family and couple psychotherapy professors, neither of whom may be the advisor. The grade will be given by consensus; if there is no consensus, each member of the examining board will award a grade and the median (50% of the grade) will be taken.

Career paths from the master's degree

Be a professional specialist in couple and family intervention based on the systemic and psychodynamic model.

Career opportunities: psychotherapist, specialist in family and couple work.

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A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

State-of-the-art equipment at the students' disposal

All the services you need during your time at the school

Coordination

Dr. Anna Vilaregut. PhD in Psychology. Psychotherapist. Family therapist. URL full professor. Coordinator of master's degrees at Blanquerna-URL FPCEE. Email: [email protected]

Dr. Inés Aramburu. PhD in Psychology. General health psychologist. Psychotherapist. Coordinator of the Vidal i Barraquer Foundation Medical and Psychological Center. Member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association for Research and Development of Family Therapy (AEI+DTF).

Dr. José Soriano. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. Specialist in psychiatry. Family therapist. Associate Professor at the UAB and lecturer at the School of Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Unit, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau. Chair of the SCTF Board of Directors, EFTA Member and FEATF Treasurer.

Faculty

Dr. Juan Luís Linares. Doctor of Medicine. Psychiatrist. Psychologist. Family therapist. FEAP and FEATF teaching supervisor. UAB full professor. Director of the School of Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Unit, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau. Honorary President of RELATES. Couple and Family Research Group (GRPF).

Carmen Campo. Licensed clinical psychologist. Family therapist. Specialist in couple therapy. FEAP and FEATF Teaching supervisor. Co-director of the School of Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Unit, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau.

Dr. Carles Pérez-Testor. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. Specialist in psychiatry. URL professor. Psychotherapist of the FVB-URL Couple and Family Unit. Head Researcher of the Couple and Family Research Group (GRPF).

Dr. Lourdes Artigas. Licensed psychologist. Psychotherapist. Family therapist. URL FI-DGR Fellow.

Dr. Berta Aznar. PhD in Psychology. Professor at the Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences. FPB-URL CMP psychotherapist.

Francisco Javier Barón, licensed psychiatrist. Family therapist. Associate Professor of the Blanquerna-URL FPCEE.

Dr. Meritxell Campreciós. PhD in Psychology. Family therapist. Professor at the Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences.

Eduard Carratalà. Licensed psychologist. Psychotherapist. Family therapist. Blanquerna-URL FPCEE BRB Fellow.

Josep Checa. Licensed psychiatrist. Specialist in clinical psychology and family therapy. Deputy psychiatrist of the Anoia Health Consortium.

Maria Rosa Coca. Licensed psychologist. Specialist in health psychology. Europsy European psychotherapist. Psychotherapist at the Sant Pere Claver Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Unit of the Fundació Sanitària and the FVB.

Dr. Sergi Corbella. PhD in Psychology. Psychotherapist. Full Professor of the Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences.

Dr. Mark Dangerfield. PhD in Psychology. Specialist in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. Member of the Badalona Adolescent Day Hospital (FVB). Psychoanalyst (SEP and IPA). Director of the Vidal i Barraquer-URL University Institute of Mental Health. MBT-A Supervisor for the Anna Freud Center.

Iolanda D'Ascenzo. Licensed psychologist. Family therapist. Teaching supervisor at the FEAP and FEATF, School of Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Unit, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau.

Dr. Núria Farriols. PhD in Psychology. Clinical psychologist at Mataró Hospital (Maresme Health Consortium). Psychotherapist. URL full professor.

Dr. Ignasi Gich. Doctor of Medicine. Clinical pharmacology specialist. Assistant to the Clinical Epidemiology Department. Drug Research Center Collaborator. Methodologist and statistician.

Ana Gil. Licensed clinical psychologist. Family therapist. FEAP and FEATF teaching supervisor. Associate Professor at the Blanquerna-URL FPCEE.

Dr. Marta Golanó. PhD in Psychology (URL). Psychologist, specializing in clinical psychology (UB). Trained in mentalization, certified trainer in Parent Development Interview (PDI) from the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families (AFNCCF) in London. Master's degree lecturer for Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the FVB University Institute of Mental Health. Researcher at the Research Group on Mentalization and Assessment of Psychological Interventions (GREMAIP) of the FVB University Institute of Mental Health. Psychotherapist and clinical director at the CDIAP-Esquerre Eixample-Sant Gervasi (FCSD).

Dr. Cristina Günther. Licensed psychologist. Psychotherapist. Family therapist. URL FI-DGR Fellow.

Dr. Clara Mateu. PhD in Psychology. Psychotherapist and family therapist at the Catalan Medical Center.

Dr. Laura Mercadal. Licensed psychologist. Psychotherapist and family therapist at the Arrels Center and the 112 Balearic Psychological Emergency and Catastrophe Intervention Group.

Teresa Moratalla. Licensed clinical psychologist. Family therapist. Teaching supervisor at the FEAP and FEATF, School of Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Unit, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau.

Javier Ortega Allué. Licensed psychologist also holding a degree in Philosophy. Family therapist. Teaching supervisor at the FEAP and FEATF, School of Family Therapy. Psychotherapy Unit. Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau. President of the Catalan Society of Family Therapy (SCTF) Director of the FEATF Mosaicode magazine.

Dr. Carolina Palma. PhD in Psychology. Psychotherapist. Coordinator of master's degrees in General Health Psychology at Blanquerna-URL FPCEE.

Ana Pérez. Licensed clinical psychologist. Family therapist. Teaching supervisor at the FEAP and FEATF, School of Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Unit, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau. President of the FEATF Teaching and Accreditation Committee.

Eva de Quadras. Licensed psychologist. Specialist in health psychology. Europsy European psychotherapist. Master of Clinical Psychopathology (UPF) and Master of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (URL). FVB-URL psychotherapist.

Guillem Salvador. Licensed psychiatrist. Psychotherapist. Founding member of the Catalan Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Supervisor of mental health teams. Professor of the Vidal i Barraquer-URL University Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. José Soriano. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. Specialist in psychiatry. Family therapist. Associate Professor at the UAB and lecturer at the School of Family Therapy, Psychotherapy Unit, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau. Chair of the SCTF Board of Directors, EFTA Member and FEATF Treasurer.

Dr. Anna Vilaregut. PhD in Psychology. Family therapist. FEAP and FEATF lecturer. URL full professor. Coordinator of master's degrees at Blanquerna-URL FPCEE. Couple and Family Research Group (GRPF).

Dr. José Miguel Ribé. PhD in Psychology (URL). Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy. Sant Andreu FVB adult mental health center. Professor of the master's degree in Group Analytical Psychotherapy at the University of Deusto. Researcher at the Research Group on Mentalization and Assessment of Psychological Interventions (GREMAIP) of the FVB University Institute of Mental Health.

María José Durán. Licensed psychologist (UAB). Psychologist specializing in Clinical Psychology. Master of Systemic Family Therapy (UAB). Family and Couple Psychotherapist. Teaching Supervisor (FEATF-FEAP). Accredited by EFPA / COP EuroPsy and holding a European Certificate in Clinical and Health Psychology (EFPA / COP). Master's degree lecturer (EVNTF). General Secretary and Vice Chair of the Family and Couples Department (FEAP). Treasurer (SCTF) and member of the Ethics Committee (COPC).

Ramón José Lema. Licensed psychologist. Master of Family Therapy (URL / FVB / ESTFHSP). Family and couple therapist certified by SCTF and FEATF. Psychotherapist of the Ventijol Association for Family and Community Health (Barcelona).

Dr. Inés Aramburu. PhD in Psychology. General health psychologist. Psychotherapist. Coordinator of the Vidal i Barraquer Foundation Medical and Psychological Center. Member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association for Research and Development of Family Therapy (AEI+DTF).

The conference series will also feature expert guest lecturers.

Contact

Dr. Anna Vilaregut - [email protected]

Stages of the admission process

The admission process for the school's own degree studies is developed in 3 stages:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Admission
  3. Enrollment

Pre-enrollment

Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course) and also in person at the school.

For online pre-enrollment, you will need to:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €50 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process. Alumni are exempt from payment.
  3. Upload the required documentation through the document repository.
  • ID card (both sides)
  • Resume
  • In some courses, other documents must be attached if the page on each degree indicates as such.

Admission

Once pre-enrollment has been completed, the candidate will be offered a date for an interview with the degree coordinator, who will assess their suitability and solve any doubts they may have about the course for which they are enrolling. Once the assessment is complete, the student will be informed of the result of the interview and how to enroll, if admitted.

Prior to enrollment, the person concerned must upload the qualifications or the receipt of the university studies completed to the document repository. If these documents are not available, the course may be taken but the qualifications will not be received and, instead, a university extension certificate or diploma will be obtained.

Enrollment

Once the above documentation has been assessed, and when there is a large enough group of pre-enrolled students, each candidate will receive the confirmation and information necessary to enroll. Enrollment implies obtaining a definitive place and will take effect within the deadlines indicated in the confirmation e-mail.

When students enroll, they will have two business days to pay the total cost of enrollment, by bank transfer, credit card or barcode. Studies can be paid in installments, without any interest, by bank transfer (Instructions to send the signed SEPA Document to Blanquerna)

Prices may be updated each academic year. Once enrollment has been formalized, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Pre-enrollment and enrollment may remain open up to 15 days before the start of the course, provided places are available.

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.

The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

The School cannot guarantee that a course will be available if the requirement for a minimum number of enrollments is not met. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment and pre-enrollment will be refunded in full.

Foreign students

Applicants who have completed access studies outside Spain must obtain a certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student in the country of issue to take the master degree or graduate studies.

Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

Contact us

For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the School's Student Information and Orientation Service
[email protected]

Tuition fee for the 2022-23 academic year

€8,460
Full course tuition fee (1st year registration €4,230, 2nd year registration €4,230)
€94.00
Tuition fee per repeat credit for 2022-2023 academic year

Financing: the amount can be paid in installments according to the following payment plan
1st year enrollment:€4,230

€1,412.82
Initial payment 2022
€1,408.59
December 2022 payment
€1,408.59
March 2023 payment

2nd year enrollment: €4,230.00 (45 credits)*
*This is the expected tuition fee according to the fee per credit announced for the 2022/23 academic year, which may change for the 2023/24 academic year

€1,412.82
Initial payment 2023
€1,408.59
December 2023 payment
€1,408.59
March 2024 payment
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