Training Therapists in the Practice of ESFT

Training Therapists in the Practice of ESFT

Training Therapists in the Practice of ESFT

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Clinical Programs

We are proud to offer clinical programs that fit busy schedules. We provide an extern program, a summer practicum, clinical supervision as well as a part-time intensive program

ESFT Traveling Training

In-service ESFT training for staff and supervisors is offered to agencies throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Contracts are tailored to the needs of the contractee.


The courses that we offer are post-masters/post-doctoral advanced courses and have been developed to be in full compliance with the policies of both the APA and the AAMFT.


We offer a variety of workshops to assist therapists in the delivery of ESFT in their practice. We have workshops suited for the seasoned therapist as well as those new the field.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the delivery of Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT), an empirically supported treatment/supervision/training model developed by Marion Lindblad-Goldberg in the late 1970’s. We are the only COAMFTE-Accredited post-graduate program that provides ESFT training.

The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center became a corporation in July, 1999 and is an outgrowth of the Family Therapy Training Center founded by Salvador Minuchin, M.D. in 1975 at The Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic.

Our Center has trained thousands of therapists in the practice of ESFT, assessing collaboratively the therapist’s and family’s needs and exploring familial and community environments for those elements of strengths which can be mobilized to create positive, sustained change.

The Center embraces and implements cultural diversity as evidenced by the diverse cultural characteristics of faculty, trainees, and clients served.

Whether you have been a therapist for many years and are in need of continuing ed to maintain licensures or want to become more proficient, or you are starting to explore the field, we have many programs you will find beneficial. Explore the "Our Programs" section located on the website menu to learn more.


Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Available Courses

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A Message from Our Directors

We are committed to furthering your growth and development as
ESFT clinicians or supervisors.


Register Today

To register for our courses, programs, and workshops, you may mail in the registration form available here. Mail in your form with full payment to the address indicated.