APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis
A 3-day course for 6-15 people. 2-day version and refresher courses are also available. (Please note: you can attend one, some, or all of 'APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis' courses, in whichever order is best for you.)
By helping the client's family, you not only help and empower them but you potentially provide the client with an environment which is conducive to reducing their distress, improving their quality of life, and speeding their recovery. It was to help professionals to bring about this win:win phenomenon that we developed this course.
Current evidence is that the "education and support of families" is an effective intervention for psychosis. This should come as little surprise: by delivering this we stand the chance of generating an environment that is as conducive as possible to recovery.
Moreover, having a family member who has psychosis is so distressing and demanding that the family is a legitimate focus of attention in and of itself. Simply to tell them that it is unhelpful to 'express negative emotion' is so un-empathic as to make it counterproductive. There is much more to understanding family reaction and providing relevant support than this, and this forms the aim of the course.
Anybody who works with psychosis, whether currently working with their families or not.
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: We come and run the course in your organisation:
We bring this 3-day course to your own organisation for a fixed fee of $6,300 (plus GST/HST, tutor travel and accommodation expenses) and up to 15 people can attend. You can organize as many courses as you need, to cover the numbers you want to.
There is also a 2-day version available at $4,500 (plus GST/HST, tutor travel and accommodation expenses) inclusive for 6-15 delegates.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button:
If you are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to tutor the course in your own organisation, thereby saving your organisation 50% of the course fee each time you run it. To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click here.
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: 97%
Average Relevance rating: 96%
*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 'Course 4: Family Interventions' course has received.
"Every professional going to visit a family should attend this course to realise the full potential benefits to the client that good family interventions can have."
"This is a new course which needed to be taught a long time ago. Excellent content and will benefit all mental health professionals."