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The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies is obtained by studying what we consider to be the top five approaches to therapy, namely (in alphabetical order): Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy,  Motivational Interviewing,  Solution-Focused Therapy.  You achieve this by studying each of the following courses sequentially: ACT Essentials,  CBT Essentials,  DBT Essentials,  Motivational Interviewing, and how to use it effectively,  SFT Essentials. To be awarded the diploma, you must also pass the relevant online exam after each course; this is included as part of the course. You can purchase the Diploma in one payment, in which case you have immediate access to all five courses and study them at your own pace and in whichever order you wish. Or you can purchase each course independently and then notify us when you have studied all five and passed all five exams. We will then verify that, and award you the diploma. If you have already attended one or more of these courses in the last 2 years, then you have an exemption for that subject(s), you don't need to attend the same course again. If you have already attended the equivalent of one or more of these courses from another training-provider in the last 2 years, then again you have an exemption for that subject(s), although you do need to submit evidence of the training and pay a reading fee for APT assessing it. Please note that the diploma should be completed in not more than 2 years from the date you undertake the first course. What you receive as a result of undertaking the training: You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies, and receive a certificate to this effect and Level 4 accreditation which gains you access to the resources associated with the course. Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation to use the resources lasts for 3 years and is renewable by submitting evidence of continued practice, and your reflections on that practice (to the required level). Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 mental health professionals having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details. Read More

ACT moves away from focusing too closely on ‘symptom reduction’ towards teaching how to live in a stable and rewarding way. So it teaches how to get in touch with your values, how to act in accordance with them, how to be aware of ‘the you that is always there’, how to see your passing thoughts and feelings for just that, how to accept thoughts and feelings you don’t like without over-struggling with them, and so how to live mainly in the present. The APT has mastered the delivery of ACT training 'online anytime'; providing top class training you can access right now or any time that suits you. No longer do you have to wait for 'the start date' of the course. "I really enjoyed the course and feel that I have learnt a lot and feel enthusiastic about using my newly acquired skills within my practice." Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), includes APT accreditation, certification, and resources. And the APT has perfected the art of delivering it in a way that makes it appear simple and easy to apply. "Great training, really interesting and well structured." With a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using ACT and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the radical nature of the therapy.   "I am delighted by this course. Dr Davies and his dry wit have been wonderful companions. Will buy and undertake others." This course gives you a thorough introduction to ACT, it is APT-accredited, and gives you access to important resources for you to use post-course. Whether you simply want to broaden your knowledge or become a committed ACT practitioner, this course is for you. The course can be studied by teams or individuals and can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies. Click Add to Cart or, for further information on the format of APT online training, the APT’s guarantee to you, and how to make a group booking, click here. Read More

The seminal book Cognitive Therapy of Depression was written by Beck, Rush, Shaw and Emery appeared in 1979, and the APT's course on CBT appeared just four years later. Since that point, this course has constantly been one of the most acclaimed of any of APT's courses. Constantly developing, this course was one of the first to systematically teach '5-factor CBT'. Including not just emotions, behaviour and cognitions, the 5-factor approach adds biological factors and social and environmental factors into the mix, without which many conditions would not be addressed adequately. The APT has mastered the delivery of CBT training 'online anytime'; providing top class training you can access right now or any time that suits you. No longer do you have to wait for 'the start date' of the course. "I really enjoyed the course and feel that I have learnt a lot and feel enthusiastic about using my newly acquired skills within my practice." Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) training from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), includes APT accreditation, certification, and resources. And the APT has perfected the art of delivering it in a way that makes it appear simple and easy to apply. "Excellent on line course. Easy to follow with insightful commentary." With a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using CBT and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the power of the subject.   "I am delighted by this course. Dr Davies and his dry wit have been wonderful companions. Will buy and undertake others." This course gives you a thorough introduction to CBT, it is APT-accredited, and gives you access to important resources for you to use post-course. Whether you simply want to broaden your knowledge or take your first step to establishing a full CBT service this course is for you. The course can be studied by teams or individuals and can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies. Click Add to Cart or, for further information on the format of APT online training, the APT’s guarantee to you, and how to make a group booking, click here. Read More

DBT is a powerful therapeutic approach originally developed by Marsha Linehan for the treatment of borderline personality disorder and now applied across a range of challenging conditions. It relies on teaching core life skills such as mindfulness, how to regulate your emotions, how to tolerate distress, and how to be effective interpersonally, and then helping patients maintain their motivation and resolve ongoing problems as they apply these skills in a planned way. All against the background of having regular consultation meetings with your colleagues to maintain quality stands and resolve problems. The APT has mastered the delivery of DBT training 'online anytime'; providing top class training you can access right now or any time that suits you. No longer do you have to wait for 'the start date' of the course. "I learned so much in the course. Though I had some previous knowledge of DBT, it truly clarified so much of the skills and theory of DBT" Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), includes APT accreditation, certification, and resources. And the APT has perfected the art of delivering it in a way that makes it appear simple and easy to apply. "Very helpful, insightful, organised and easy to follow. Will definitely be using this knowledge and these resources with my clients. Highly recommend!" With a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using DBT and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the power of the subject.   "I enjoyed the presenter and overall format of the class. It was easy to follow and gave good examples of practising the components of DBT." This course gives you a thorough introduction to DBT, it is APT-accredited, and gives you access to important resources for you to use post-course. Whether you simply want to broaden your knowledge or take your first step to establishing a full DBT service this course is for you. The course can be studied by teams or individuals and can also be completed as part of APT's Extended Training in DBT course and The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies. Click Add to Cart or, for further information on the format of APT online training, the APT’s guarantee to you, and how to make a group booking, click here. Read More

Based on Miller and Rollnick's latest book, this course describes an organised way of helping people to recognise their problems and to do something about them. Principally it addresses behaviour about which the client has mixed feelings: drinking and substance misuse for example, but a surprising array of common mental and physical health problems as well. Issues from taking psychoactive medication through to eating more healthily can all be addressed using motivational interviewing. The APT has mastered the delivery of training in Motivational Interviewing 'online anytime'; providing top class training you can access right now or any time that suits you. No longer do you have to wait for 'the start date' of the course. "Really good course- clearly presented and clinical context given throughout" Motivational Interviewing training from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), includes APT accreditation, certification, and resources. And the APT has perfected the art of delivering it in a way that makes it appear simple and easy to apply. "Great training, really interesting and well structured." With a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using motivational interviewing and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the far reaching nature of the therapy.   "I am delighted by this course. Dr Davies and his dry wit have been wonderful companions. Will buy and undertake others." This course gives you a thorough introduction to motivational interviewing, it is APT-accredited, and gives you access to important resources for you to use post-course. Whether you simply want to broaden your knowledge or become a committed practitioner of motivational interviewing, this course is for you. The course can be studied by teams or individuals and can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies. Click Add to Cart or, for further information on the format of APT online training, the APT’s guarantee to you, and how to make a group booking, click here. Read More

This course aims to introduce you to the principles of SFT/SFBT in a way that gives you a firm grasp of them and enables you to use them in a safe and helpful way. You should become at home with the approach which is often seen as a 'breath of fresh air' both to client and professional, looking to empower their clients and help them find effective solutions for problems, rather than being sucked further and further into analysing and discussing the problem itself. The APT has mastered the delivery of SFT/SFBT training 'online anytime'; providing top class training you can access right now or any time that suits you. No longer do you have to wait for 'the start date' of the course. "This course gives clear explanation and examples of SF therapy. The materials are provided in small easily palatable chunks for better absorption and presented in logical manner. The exercises given, while optional, are very helpful to reflect on what we have learned and how we can apply it in real life situation." Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT/SFBT) training from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), includes APT accreditation, certification, and resources. And the APT has perfected the art of delivering it in a way that makes it appear simple and easy to apply. "Great training, really interesting and well structured." With a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using SFT and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the positive, constructive and empowering nature of the therapy.   "I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. The way in which is was delivered was excellent and I feel I've learnt a lot. Thank you!" This course gives you a thorough introduction to SFT/SFBT, it is APT-accredited, and gives you access to important resources for you to use post-course. Whether you simply want to broaden your knowledge or become a committed SFT practitioner, this course is for you. The course can be studied by teams or individuals and can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies. Click Add to Cart or, for further information on the format of APT online training, the APT’s guarantee to you, and how to make a group booking, click here. Read More

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