The Effective Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents training course is an APT-Accredited 3-day course from one of Canada's leading providers of mental health training. We bring the training to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (2-day version and refresher courses are also available.)
This is such an important topic for several reasons: first, its prevalence, anxiety is the single most common mental health problem in children and adolescents; second, the huge impairment it makes to the quality of life of the child and the child's family; third, the impairment to functioning in terms of concentration and exam performance; fourth, the long term consequences in terms of the schemas that are created by the child about him or herself and about those around them.
People who attend this course may be in one of two categories:
1. Professionals with a significant degree of clinical skill who wish to develop their expertise in the treatment of anxiety.
2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community or school settings) seeking to develop a common approach and a common level of expertise.
The professional affiliations of people suitable for attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric and school nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and others working in mental health or educational settings.
Knowing about, understanding, and developing informed empathy for major forms of anxiety: generalised anxiety disorder (where the child has a specific anxiety, for example about school, and this generalises to cloud virtually every moment); phobias, including social phobia or "shyness"; obsessive-compulsive disorder; panic disorder. This course majors on the first two of these, and touches on the latter two.
Teaching methods include lecture, case studies and other exercises, video, and quizzes.
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.
Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.
Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Option 1: Bring the course to your organisation:
We bring this course to your own organisation a train a group of 6-15 people for a fixed fee of $6,300 (plus GST/HST, tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 3-day course, or $4,500 (plus GST/HST, tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 2-day version.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button:
Option 2: 'Train the Trainer':
If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.
This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.
Average Presentation rating: 99%
Average Relevance rating: 98%
*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'The Effective Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents ' course has received.
"An excellent, informative course. Very well paced and presented ... I feel better prepared to help support children and their families. Thank you."
"This was one of the best and most useful courses I have ever attended. The tutor was great and very engaging. The workbook is very useful. I will be able to use what I have learned for myself, my family and my work. Great!"