|TRAINING COURSE IN
SYSTEMIC FAMILY THERAPY
The instructors, Maria Wojnar, MA and Józef Bogacz, MA, are certified psychotherapists and supervisors authorised by the Psychotherapy Section of the Polish Psychiatric Association. They supervise the Counselling Centre for the Patients' Families at the outpatient ward of the Psychiatry Clinic, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University. Their experience is based on the longstanding work with the families of patients who undergo therapy in psychiatric care institutions. The training courses have been conducted since 1994.
The course is intended for psychologists, pedagogues, doctors, nurses and social workers. It consists of two main parts:
1. The introductory course, which offers theoretical lectures, workshops, video presentations and pre-arranged simulations. It is to acquaint the participants with the basics of the systemic approach towards the family and family therapy.
2. The advanced course, which involves the participants’ work on their own genograms.
Those who are to begin working with the families are offered a third year of instruction in the form of group supervision over their own therapeutic practice.
Each part is scheduled throughout one year and includes nine sessions. The sessions consist of two meetings of four hours and are held once a month, starting in October, on a Saturday.
The course curriculum is aimed at developing the following abilities of the participants:
- perceiving and understanding the family context of an individual patient;
- perceiving and understanding the processes taking place within families;
- unassisted psychiatric counselling for families;
- making the first steps in family therapy with the support of supervisors;
- understanding one’s own intergenerational message.
Applications can be submitted in writing to Poradnia Rodzinna (Counselling Centre for the Patients' Families), pl. Sikorskiego 2/8, 31-115 Kraków; by phone
(+12 421-51-17 or 422-56-74, contacts persons: Maria Wojnar and Józef Bogacz); and by fax (+12 422-56-74).