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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.

Participants learn

to communicate in ways that enhance connectedness and authenticity in your relationships

to access and use your energy and creativity by diminishing restraining factors in yourself

a new way of dealing with conflict by exploring and integrating differences

methods and techniques of Systems-Centered work

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 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, where you will find articles and video presentations on aspects of SCT theory and practice.


  • Fee for the on-going group 2025: DKK 12,500, including tea/coffee, refreshments and lunch.


La Oficina
Suomisvej 4
1927 Frederiksberg.

How to register?

To register, and for further information, please contact Lisbeth W. Sørensen either by mail ( or phone (+45 30 56 86 29). Upon acceptance, you will receive an invoice.

Registration deadline for the on-going workshop 2025: 15 November 2024.


On-going group 2025:

30. – 31. januar

15. – 16. maj

13. – 14. november


The three workshops come as a package, and you commit financially to all three workshops. This means that you will receive no refunds or discounts, should you not be able to attend one of the workshops or parts thereof.

Participation in the ongoing group requires some prior knowledge of  SCT, notably Functional Subgrouping.

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.

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