International Society for Systemic Therapy

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The International Society for Systemic Therapy (IGST) was founded in 1983 by the psychiatrist , psychoanalyst and family therapist Fritz B. Simon .

The company is an institution of further education , which pursues the goal of conveying systemic thinking and acting, to develop it further and to implement it in different psychosocial contexts.

The three-year further training courses in systemic therapy and counseling, which are aimed at doctors , psychologists , social workers and social pedagogues working in psychosocial, psychiatric or advisory institutions, consist of a basic course, a practical year and an advanced course. In addition, the company offers themed conferences, self-awareness and themed seminars, a systemic couple therapy curriculum for therapists and a summer intensive course in systemic therapy and family therapy . The International Society and the Center for Systemic Research and Consulting also offer internships at the Heidelberg Institute for Systemic Research with the option of participating in seminars and workshops .

The training courses are based on the systemic theory and practice of the Heidelberg School , which has been carried out since the mid-1980s at the Department for Basic Psychoanalytic Research and Family Therapy at Heidelberg University in professional cooperation with the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto , California and the Centro per lo studio della famiglia in Milan under the direction of Helm Stierlin adapted family therapy and systemic therapy for German conditions and researched their application.

The IGST is a founding member of the Systemische Gesellschaft , the German association for systemic research, therapy, supervision and advice, which was founded in 1993. The association represents most of the systemic advanced training institutes in Germany. He sees his task in representing the systemic point of view and the systemic approach in public in terms of professional policy.

Individual evidence

  1. Werner Held: Heidelberg approaches to systemic family therapy


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