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**This refresher course is only available to those that have completed ‘Solution-Focused Therapy Essentials’ and are wanting to refresh their knowledge and renew their APT Accreditation.** Online Solution-Focused Therapy training (also known as Solution Focused Brief Therapy or SFBT) from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), includes APT accreditation, certification, and resources. 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 for and finding effective solutions for problems, rather than being sucked further and further into the problem itself. For further information on the format of APT online training click here. Read More

In this Distance learning module from the APT, we talk about the constructional approach, which focuses on building positive behavior that displaces behaviour that works badly. So if we work with depression then maybe also to develop energetic and positive behavior, if we work with anxiety then maybe also to develop energetic and relaxed activity, if we work with 'challenging behaviour' then also to encourage behaviour that works well for the patient and those around them. It can sound too obvious when put so clearly, but in fact it often contrasts with the negative focus of much work. As was once famously found: 'for every paper published on happiness, around a hundred a published on depression.'  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

**This refresher course is only available to those that have completed The DICES® Risk Assessment and Management System and are wanting to refresh their knowledge and renew their APT Accreditation.** This empowering training will give you best-practice tools to recognise, assess and manage risks including suicide, self-neglect, violence and sexual assault. This training gives you APT accreditation in the DICES® System for 3 years, access to online resources similarly, and is easily renewable. For further information on the format of APT online training click here. Read More

**This refresher course is only available to those that have completed 'The RAID® Course for working with Disturbed and Challenging Behaviour' and are wanting to refresh their knowledge and renew their APT Accreditation.** The RAID® course is a leading approach for tackling disturbed and challenging behaviour at source: over 20,000 professionals have completed it. 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 targetted to displace the disturbed and challenging behaviour. Staff 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. For further information on the format of APT online training click here. Read More

The overall aim of Trauma Informed Practice is to ensure that services are delivered in ways that prevent further harm or retraumatisation for those who have already experienced psychological trauma or adversity at any stage in their lives. Trauma Informed Practice principles are generally applicable, for instance in: general practice, mental health, residential care, police, criminal justice social work, addiction services and education. Different authors quote slightly differing lists and numbers of ‘key TIP principles’ but most include the following: Safety Trust Choice Collaboration Empowerment And more To help you achieive the aim of trauma informed practice the course covers mainly the following: The definition of a trauma and what effects are commonly experienced post-trauma. The idea that the effects of trauma can persist for a very long time or for ever. What makes for a trauma informed organisation? The APT’s definitive list of factors comparable with those above. Examining additional factors relevant to your own specific situation. How Trauma Informed Practice increases our job satisfaction, motivation and resilience. The questions we need to answer if we want our organisation to be Trauma Informed as well as your own practice. How you can apply the answers to those questions, to the benefit of your organisation.   What you receive as a result of attending the training: Each delegate will be registered as having attended the course and receive a certificate of completion.   Bookings: Click ‘add to cart’ to purchase by card or PayPal. (If you are ordering for somebody else - or a group - create an account and select ‘Bulk Purchase’ once you have proceeded to cart.) If you would like to be invoiced please email finance@apt.ac stating; the course title, how many places you require, your organisation's purchase order number, and the name and address for the invoice to be sent to. Read More

**This refresher course is only available to those that have completed 'Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages' and are wanting to refresh their knowledge and renew their APT Accreditation.** PTSD is an unusual and often devastating clinical phenomenon, with distressing symptoms and the ability to apparently change the personality of the person displaying it. Clinicians can be at a loss for how to respond to it, and may feel frustrated that their established clinical skills, which work well in other conditions, seem to be redundant with PTSD. This course is for clinicians who need to know about PTSD, how to help patients initially lessen the symptoms of it, then process the trauma, and ultimately head towards growing and developing post-trauma. The APT has mastered the delivery of TF-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." Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), for all ages 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 TF-CBT 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 TF-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 become a committed TF-CBT practitioner, this course is for you. The course can be studied by individuals or whole teams and organisations. 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.   Bookings: Click ‘add to cart’ to purchase by card or PayPal. (If you are ordering for somebody else - or a group - create an account and select ‘Bulk Purchase’ once you have proceeded to cart.) If you would like to be invoiced please email finance@apt.ac stating; the course title, how many places you require, your organisation's purchase order number, and the name and address for the invoice to be sent to. Read More

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