Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents 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.)
The focus of this course is to provide an overall plan for post-incident management – to prevent major long-term effects taking hold. It is possible that the 'therapy' you do shortly following an incident may be helpful for ever.
The course is intended for both of two purposes: (a) where a major incident has occurred at work, e.g. an assault, a suicide, etc and (b) where a major incident has occurred in the locality, e.g. a factory explosion. It is not about treating PTSD, it is about preventing it. This is a difficult area and one where there are few established guidelines. We are therefore pleased to have built a well received input to address this very important topic.
People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:
1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings and have a significant degree of clinical skill.
2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to have a common approach.
The 3 phases to excellent organisational support:
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: 87%
Average Relevance rating: 88%
*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 Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents course has received.
"The tutor successfully completed the almost unheard of task of providing excellent, informative training to a group of very tricky psychologists! He was interesting, knowledgeable and greatly added to our understanding. He represented APT very, very well and he has increased my likelihood of using APT again.”
The best course I have been on in years. I feel empowered to make a change.”