Oxford Foundation and Intermediate Systemic Courses

 Oxford Systemic Therapy Training (OSTT)        

Begin your journey in Systemic Thinking and Practice with us!


We are passionate trainers and are invested in developing systemic practice skills with a wide range of health and social care professionals from different settings across the life span.

We lead Foundation and Intermediate Systemic Courses with Oxford Brookes University and Association of family Therapy accredited embedded courses within the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Oxford University. We began to offer courses for health and social care professionals in partnership with Oxford Brookes in 2022/2023. We are currently awaiting accreditation from the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) for these programs.

Located in the Isis Education Centre at Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford. OST is a team of professionals, each with their unique cultural and clinical background committed to the development and application of systemic thinking to clinical practice and research.

At the core of our values, we aim to maintain and promote curiosity, self-reflexivity and a commitment to anti-oppressive practice. We strive to deconstruct prejudice and attend to power and difference. We aim to hold in mind the contextual influences on people’s day-to-day lives for the people we work with. Similarly, we think about what is happening in the learning environment and aim to create a space where different voices can be heard. 

We will be holding online open events the week commencing 20th May. To register for these events please contact Systemictherapyadmissions-oxicptr@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk


About us

Dr. Kathryn Evans – Systemic Lead. Systemic Family Psychotherapist and Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Kathryn has worked within Doctoral level Clinical Psychology Training in Oxford for 18 years, more recently as Systemic Lead for the Foundation and Intermediate courses which are accredited by the Association of Family Therapy. She completed her Systemic Training at the Tavistock in 2021. Her area of clinical practice is within the Older Adults Mental Health.

Dr. Ferdinando Salamino -  Foundation Course Lead

Ferdinando has been practicing as a systemic therapist since 2008 and is a member of the scientific board at the European Institute of Systemic-relational Therapies in Milan. Upon moving to the UK in 2014, he has been offering therapeutic services to children and families in the Midlands. In 2016, he has been appointed Course Leader of the Systemic Family Practice training course of the CYP-IAPT East Midlands program. He is the Course Leader of MSc Counselling with Children and Young People at the University of Northampton and a systemic tutor on the Oxford Clinical Psychology Training Course. He is coordinator for the Foundation Course at Oxford Brookes University.

Fawzia Kauser – Intermediate Course Lead

Fawzia is the coordinator of the Intermediate level course in Systemic Therapy, and contributes to both the Foundation level and the systemic stream on the DClinPsych course at Oxford University. Fawzia works clinically in Northamptonshire as a Systemic Family Therapist with older people and their families in a Community Mental Health Team, and also with people accessing a younger person’s dementia service.  Prior to this, Fawzia worked for a long time in CAMHS (with experience in in-patient, day-patient, community and specialist settings) as a Mental Health Nurse, initially and since 2009 as a Family Therapist. Fawzia is also a Systemic Supervisor.


To register for events for any other information about the courses please contact Bethany Mann, Systemic administrator on 



Our Courses

Year 1 Post-Graduate Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy – foundation level

Year 2 Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Therapy –Intermediate level


We are a partnership with Oxford Brookes University. Successful Applicants will enrol as Oxford Brookes students and have access to the library and other facilities’