Dementia and Strokes: Key Knowledge and Skills for Effective Biopsychosocial Intervention is a 3-day course from APT, a leading independent provider of training in mental health and related areas. We bring the training to your own organisation, for maximum cost effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.
There are three days and you can have any one of them, any two of them, or all three. The days are:
Day One: An overview of the relevant neuroanatomy, the functions of the different parts of the brain and the effects resulting from damage to them.
Day Two: Dementia. The different types of dementia, the common effects and biopsychosocial interventions to help the patient and those around him or her.
Day Three: Strokes. The two major types of stroke, the range of effects that can be caused, and biopsychosocial interventions to help the patient and those around him or her.
Many people believe that strokes and, more particularly, dementia are disorders that are difficult to respond to effectively, but this is far from being true. Rehabilitation after strokes can be remarkably effective, there are some major constructive and helpful interventions possible for the sufferers of dementia and their loved ones, and there are other disorders which, while causing dementia-like symptoms, are entirely treatable.
This course examines the structure and function of the brain, the different types of dementia and strokes, and the disorders that may be confused with dementia, then moves on from there to describe the most effective interventions that professionals can make, either directly with the person concerned, or with those around them. The major teaching methods are: lecture, case examples, small group exercises and large group discussions.
People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:
1. Professionals who spend the majority of their time working with older people, dementia, or strokes.
2. Professionals who, while older people, dementia, or strokes may not be their primary speciality, nevertheless need to get 'up to speed' on the subject.
The professional affiliations of people suitable to attend this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and others.
You will be registered as having attended one, two or three days of the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation in the subject(s) in question, 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 and train a group of 6-15 people for a fixed fee of $6,420 (plus GST/HST, tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 3-day course, $4,590 (plus GST/HST, tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for 2-days, or $2,550 (plus GST/HST, tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for one day.
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: 96%
Average Relevance rating: 94%
*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 'Dementia and Strokes: Key Knowledge and Skills for Effective Biopsychosocial Intervention' course has received.
“This has been an extremely enjoyable and thought provoking few days. It has made me reflect on past practice and just how I can improve it in the future. The tutor was able to keep my attention throughout and that's not easy."
“I enjoyed attending the three day course. The information provided has given me an in-depth insight into increasing my knowledge with regards to clients/patient care in the community. The work booklet was full of useful information and is an excellent reference/learning tool."