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Reliable and comprehensive risk assessment and management is a fundamental clinical skill. We need to be able to spot endemic risks such as suicide, violence, self-neglect, vulnerability and more, and to know how to work to prevent these risks coming true once we have spotted them. We also need to know what risks are particularly relevant to children and adolescents, older people, and people who misuse mood-altering substances, and again do the best to prevent these risks happening. This is exactly what the DICES system helps you to do, and in an interesting and engaging way that heightens your clinical practice. The APT has mastered the delivery of DICES 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. "Great course. Really easy to follow and very informative. Kept me interested throughout." DICES 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. "An informative and well structured course. I have taken a great deal of learning from its completion, that I believe will support my future practice." With a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using DICES and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the seriousness of the topic.   "Very informative and will be of excellent use in my place of work." This course gives you a thorough introduction to DICES, 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 want to pioneer the introduction of DICES risk assessment to your service, this course is for you. The course can be studied by teams or individuals, see below. 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 RAID® course is a relentlessly positive approach for tackling disturbed and challenging behaviour at source: it is a leading approach which well over 20,000 professionals have completed . It is a comprehensive system which teaches professionals a philosophy and practice not only to deal with disturbed and challenging behaviour when it occurs, but also to prevent it by nurturing positive behaviour targeted to displace the disturbed and challenging behaviour. Team members feel pleased to share a unified system and to know what they are doing and why they are doing it, while clients delight in a relentlessly positive and empowering approach. The APT has mastered the delivery of RAID 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. "Very informative and well presented. I appreciated the way the material was chunked into manageable, discreet, modules and the resources look useful. Thanks." RAID 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. "A great course for teams." As the author of the approach and with a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using RAID, and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the weight of the topic.   "Very engaging, exciting and humorous. Thoroughly enjoyable and relatable to everyday life as well as in the professional setting." This course gives you a thorough introduction to RAID, 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 want to pioneer the introduction of such a positive and energising approach to your colleagues, this course is for you. It can be studied by teams or individuals, see below. 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

Deliberate non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is the intentional cause of harm to one's own body, very often to cope with intense emotional distress. Very often it achieves that aim, which is why it persists. It is more prevalent amongst young people, though by no means confined to them. Non-suicidal self-injury is not attempted suicide. People who self-harm do not intend to kill themselves, at that point in time. In attempted suicide, by contrast, the person intends to kill themselves. However, although it is important to distinguish between non-suicidal self-injury and attempted suicide, people who self-harm are in fact 10 times more likely to eventually end their own lives than people who don't. Sometimes, non-suicidal self-injury is triggered by events such as: bereavement, loss of employment, imprisonment, relationship problems, and other crises, yet at other times, none of those are present, and the non-suicidal self-injury seems to be purely an effective means of coping with tension and stress. NSSI is a presentation which is worrying and dis-empowering for many professionals, so this course sets out to give a clear and effective approach to working with non-suicidal self-injury by providing patients with something that works better for them than harming themselves. The APT has mastered the delivery of this 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. "Thank you, very comprehensive and really enjoyed the summaries and examples/activities." 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. "Really enjoyable and helpful." As the author of the approach and with a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using it, and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the weight of the topic.   "The course provided me with valuable tools and skills that I can use effectively in my job." This course 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 want to establish an NSSI service, this course is for you. It can be studied by teams or individuals, see below. 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

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. Read More

In this module from the APT, we'll be talking about how to neutralise the extremely destructive 'second arrow,' through a principle of mindfulness: acceptance. The 'second arrow' refers to the spiral that so often occurs when for instance a person becomes depressed and then becomes frustrated that they are depressed, which makes them more distressed, which makes them more depressed and frustrated, and so on downwards. An exactly parallel effect occurs with anxiety, irritability, psychotic conditions and more. 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. Read More

In this Case Formulation Module from the APT, you'll learn how to appraise the 6 P's of case formulation: the patient's problem, pre-disposing factors, precipitating factors, perpetuating factors, positive and protective factors and of course, the plan! It enables us to form a powerful strategy to organise the information we obtain in the assessment so we can help the patient as quickly and effectively as possible. And without it, we can be very much 'stumbling in the dark.' 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. Read More

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