Assessment: how to ask the right questions

1 module


Dr William Davies



In this Assessment Module, you'll learn or re-learn how to achieve one of the fundamental starting points of effective therapy: how to conduct consistent, subjective assessment of the key factors affecting each patient. This is an essential skill in any therapeutic endeavour and is too often 'glossed over' in the often unrealistic hope that even the most distressed patients will easily tell us just what is the matter. In reality, a skilled assessment provides hope for both the patient and for us.

This module is part of the exciting Higher Order Therapy series of one hour modules. Each consists of an audio lasting 15-30 minutes, plus an exercise and resources for you to you use and practice with afterwards. The series is so named because it features all the 'higher order' factors that make therapy successful. If you examine the leading therapies they overlap to a fascinating degree, so by studying all the overlapping elements and then 'picking off' the elements that are unique to each particular therapy you achieve an extraordinary power and breadth in your ability to help others. And this is what the Higher Order Therapy series enables you to do. 

If you are an experienced therapist looking at the Higher Order Therapy modules you will quickly be able to see the ones you are proficient at and the ones you maybe need to brush up on, and that's exactly what you can do here. 

Every module in the Higher Order Therapy series is designed to be accessible, relevant and engaging, so encouraging both novice and expert therapists alike to develop exactly those elements they want to.

Finally, don't be misled by the price; you may feel that the low price suggests these are not serious modules whereas in fact they very much are. The APT's purpose is to make the best, most relevant and engaging training accessible to as many mental health professionals as possible.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 1 hour CPD

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Added 16 days ago, by clara
practical and useful
Added 19 days ago, by Anonymous
Helpful CPD for return to work and very useful practical resources
Added 23 days ago, by Anonymous
A solid amount of information in a short period of time.
Added 24 days ago, by Anonymous
Some useful reminders. Clear and concise. Checklist useful.
Added 28 days ago, by Anonymous
useful information
Added 29 days ago, by Maggie
Really helpful way in how to structure an assessment.
Added about 2 months ago, by Sharon
Very helpful - I am looking forwards to putting my learning in to practice.
Added 2 months ago, by Anonymous
Provided some great tips on asking questions and looking a bit deeper into someone's problem. This will be really useful for my practice
Added 2 months ago, by Claire
Very informative, visual learning tools and examples may also have been useful.
Added 2 months ago, by Anonymous
A really interesting and well thought through overview of assessment. A useful refresher or a solid foundation.

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