What is SCT?
Systems-Centered training/therapy (SCT) is based on the Theory of Living Human Systems developed by Yvonne Agazarian. According to this theory, living human systems survive, develop and transform from simple to complex through a developing ability to recognize differences and integrate them.
The central method in SCT is Functional Subgrouping, an interaction method developed by Yvonne Agazarian to further development, integration and conflict resolution. Functional Subgrouping is communication from a point of empathy and resonance. You contribute with your ‘here and now’ experience and other group members reflect and build on it.
SCT offers practical tools focused on change and innovation with a view to the larger context. Seeing ourselves, our relationships and the groups we are in as systems helps us to build joyful and effective relationships. SCT sees the whole picture instead of just our own part and recognizes ourselves as active members in creating the systems that shape us. Thus, SCT is founded on the idea that the way human beings function has more to do with the system they are part of than with individual characteristics.
Systems-Centered theory and methodology can be applied clinically to individual, group, couples and family therapy. It can also be applied to all levels of the system in organizations.
The workshop language will be English.
SCT® and Systems-Centered® are registered trademarks of the Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization.
Who can participate?
The on-going group is intended for people who work as therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, organizational consultants, social workers, educators – and anyone curious about the intricate dynamics of human interaction.
Participation in the introductory workshop requires no prior knowledge of SCT
Participation in the on-going group requires previous knowledge of SCT.
Want to know more about SCT?
Watch the latest film on SCT – The Edge of the Unknown.
You may also go to the SCT official website at sctri.com, where you will find articles and video presentations on aspects of SCT theory and practice.
- Fee for the introductory workshop 2020: DKK 1,850, including tea/coffee and refreshments
- Fee for the on-going group 2021: DKK 11,250, including tea/coffee, refreshments and lunch.
How to register?
To register, and for further information, please contact Lisbeth W. Sørensen either by mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+45 30 56 86 29). You will then receive a registration form and subsequently an invoice.
Registration deadline for the introductory workshop 2020: to be announced.
Registration deadline for the on-going workshop 2021: 15 November 2020.
On-going group 2021:
Participation in the continuing ongoing group requires some prior knowledge of SCT.
Introductory workshop 2021:
About Mike Maher
Mike Maher is a psychotherapist, trainer and organizational consultant. He has worked with using groups to help people in a variety of contexts for the past 30 years. He is Director of the Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute® and is a licensed SCT practitioner.
Mike has had a number of papers and chapters in books published. He trains internationally and is in private practice in Hampshire, UK.