APT Online Training and Resources for Health Health Professionals

Access APT-Accredited training, post-course resources, membership, and exams to uprate your accreditation from the Association for Psychological Therapies.

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In the Assessment Module, you'll learn or re-learn the importance of consistent, subjective assessment of the key factors that affect your patients, as well as strategies for conducting them.  Read More

In the Case Formulation Module from the APT, you'll learn about the 6 P's of case formulation; pre-disposal factors, precipitating factors, perpetuating factors, positive and protective factors and of course, the plan! Read More

APT was one of the earliest organisations to teach CBT, starting in 1982, three years after the seminal book Cognitive Therapy of Depression was written by Beck, Rush, Shaw and Emery. Since that point, this course has constantly been one of the most attended of any of APT's courses. Constantly developing, this course was one of the first to systematically teach '5-factor CBT', also advocated by Padesky in the 'hot cross bun' and Linehan in DBT. Including not just emotions, behaviour and cognitions, the 5-factor approach adds biological factors and social/environmental factors into the mix, without which many conditions would not be addressed adequately. It is the only CBT training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. Read More

Constructing a Plan to Help the Patient Welcome to the Constructing a Plan to Help the Patient Module from APT. In this module, we'll be talking about how to create a motivating vision for the patient to work towards, and the steps they will take to achieve it.  You can listen to the audio below, or download it to your device for later by clicking here.   Read More

DBT brings together a series of skills and techniques which are powerful and well-chosen ones, for working with personality disorder and other areas. Many people want to familiarise themselves with these skills without necessarily becoming a DBT therapist exclusively, and this course is for you if you are one of those people as well as if you are thinking of taking the first step in becoming a DBT therapist or establishing a DBT service. As well as covering the ‘overall concept of DBT’, it covers its ‘essential elements’ such as how to set up skills development groups, the inter-relation between the groups and the 1:1 sessions, how to maximise generalistion of the skills learned into real life, how therapists gain support for themselves, how fidelity to the model is maintained, and more. Read More

This online course spells out what you can do to develop your own mental good health in the workplace, as well as that of your colleagues. As such it empowers everyone (managers and non-managers alike) to take good care of themselves. It covers (a) the major diagnoses in mental illness, (b) the 4 bases you need to cover to maintain good mental health and help others do so; and (c) how the material covered meshes with your workplace.   The course covers a great deal: What constitutes mental health. The 5 areas of functioning: Behaviour. Biology. Emotions. Surroundings. Thinking. Mental illness: what is and is not mental illness, distressing everyday experience versus mental illness – is one more important than the other? What the World Health Organisation says. The complex brain: how it can – and does - pull us in conflicting directions. How to develop your good Mental Health and wellbeing, and how to maintain it. The 4 bases we need to cover for good mental health. Behaviour: what we do. This defines ‘our life’! Biology: sleep; diet; exercise, illness, etc. Surroundings: housing, social contacts, family, debts, etc. Thinking: our mental life. Even if everything else is in order, we can still trip ourselves up! Being a good colleague. Spotting signs of problems in others. Interacting helpfully with people who are having mental health problems. Support from friends and family. Helping the person to talk and think. Empathy and validation. Summary: the Do’s and Don’ts. Sources of outside help. Read More

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