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Severe and Intractable Problems Training

Severe and Intractable Problems.

Some problems are so difficult that they need a specific package of measures directed at them and APT's Severe and Intractable Problems provides just that. All of the training automatically carries APT accreditation with it, backed by the weight of over 100,000 professionals have attended APT's mental health training since foundation in 1981. Below is a list of available courses that we can bring to your own organisation for a fixed fee, no matter where you are.

Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations

Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations.

A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)

This course is designed for people who have predominantly short term contact with clients, either by phone or face to face. Typically those clients will be in or approaching a psychotic episode, suffering with a personality disorder, or so distressed that they may harm themselves or attempt suicide. The key aspects of these disorders are therefore covered, and, in particular, major effective strategies for effective brief intervention. Additionally the principles behind these interventions are covered, to facilitate long term beneficial impact, along with risk assessment in such high stress situations.

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There Must Be A Better Way

CBT with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: There Must be a Better Way.™

A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)

Stopping self harm and replacing it with something better.

The title of this course captures the philosophy behind it. Self-harm, though inexplicable to anyone who has never felt the urge to harm themselves, normally serves a very clear purpose. The secret of success is, therefore, to identify that purpose and achieve it in a less traumatic way. Simple in theory, far from simple in practice, this course examines exactly how to achieve it successfully.

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The ADDRESS Course

The ADDRESS® Course for Working with Personality Disorder.

A 3-day course.

A powerful integrated package for working effectively with personality disorder.

This course combines relevant aspects of Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to form a powerful and systematic intervention for personality disorder. It highlights the problem behaviours associated with personality disorder, how to conceptualise those behaviours in specific cases, how to facilitate insight and motivation in the patient, and how to generate change strategies. Importantly it also gives participants a chance to practise applying them to prepared scenarios.

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CBT Plus, with Alcohol and Substance Misuse

CBT Plus, with Alcohol and Substance Misuse.

A 3-day course.

When use of mood altering substances gets out of control it ruins the person's life - until we help them regain control.

The maladaptive use of mood altering substances (importantly, including alcohol) may easily devastate the life of the user and of those around them. Although onset may be insidious the effect can be far reaching and difficult to reverse without skilled and determined intervention. This course covers the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy solution.

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The Professional Management of Suicide Risk and Suicidality

The Professional Management of Suicide Risk and Suicidality.

Suicide prevention training is a vitally important topic because it affects so many people, and it affects them so deeply. So far we have not been especially good at it, either in the UK or worldwide, and we have developed the Professional Management of Suicide Risk and Suicidality programme to try to remedy that. 

The programme consists of two courses, and you can have either or both:

1. Suicide-Risk Assessment and Management (2 days)

2. Building a Life Worth Living: Psychosocial Interventions for Suicidality (3 days)

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Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy Essentials

SFCT Essentials (Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy).

A 3-day course.

To identify people's key schemas is as close as we get to finding 'what makes a person tick'.

A schema is a package of behaviour, biology, emotion and cognitions, which all fire off when triggered by the right stimulus. So if someone has a strong schema of 'mistrust', this will easily be triggered in situations which may not warrant mistrust. This will have unfortunate results for their relationships and more; a person's mistrusting behavior is not good to receive. The course is about (a) how to identify the schemas that people have, and (b) how to intervene to modify those schemas to the benefit of everyone.

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Adult ADHD

Adult ADHD: Key Knowledge and Skills.

A 2-day course (1-day version also available).

AD/HD has become an increasingly common diagnosis in recent years and is one that can cause confusion and concern. Recently increasing emphasis has been placed on adults with ADHD, a group that has not received the attention they deserve.

This course therefore takes a dispassionate view of the nature of AD/HD, the far reaching problems it can cause for people, both the patient and those around them. Most importantly though, it details what effective psychosocial interventions are available to benefit those involved and also those around them.

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