The ADDRESS® Course is an APT-Accredited 3-day personality disorder training 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. (Refresher course also available.)
Personality Disorder causes distress both to the individual concerned and those around them, yet is so poorly understood even by professionals that the term 'Personality Disorder' is sometimes used as little more than a term of abuse for patients who have consistently frustrated those who are trying to help them.
The ADDRESS® Course is designed to provide delegates with (a) a proper understanding of personality disorder and (b) professional and effective ways of responding to the most difficult behaviours that people with personality disorder produce, and (c) a clear and systematic sequence of steps to consistently deliver successful treatment interventions.
All professionals who work with people diagnosed as 'personality disordered', including 'borderline personality disorder' whether in community, inpatient or secure settings.
Understanding and treatment interventions:
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 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.
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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.
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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: 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 ADDRESS® Course has received.
"Before the course my thoughts were that after working for 20 years, with patients who had PD, "what will I learn that I don't already know?" The answer is "A LOT". The course has been very helpful and the teaching style that the tutor has is brilliant. Very engaging, well-paced and very well presented."
"Extremely enjoyable and informative course ... I would highly recommend this course for anyone working within mental health."