10-minute CBT: The BITS™ Course is an APT-Accredited 2-day course from one of Canada's leading providers of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training courses. We bring the training to your own organization, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (Refresher Course also available.)
Many of the best professionals working in mental health and related fields rarely sit down for formal 45 minute sessions with their clients. Rather, the way they work is much more suited to informal interactions lasting a few minutes and taking place as and when it is convenient. Unfortunately, sometimes these interactions rarely get beyond the "How are things going?" stage.
The BITS™ 10-minute therapy approach takes the view that many clients value these occasional, brief and informal interactions very highly. Hence the BITS™ 10-minute approach has been developed as an interface between the majority of professionals who need to work this way and the majority of clients who rather like this way of working.
The problem with working in informal and short bursts was always thought to be that (a) it couldn't be organized and (b) it was difficult to build up a sizeable effect. The BITS™ 10-minute approach takes the opposite view and provides the tools to do it:
1. It provides a clear, easy to remember, 6-step process for structuring short interactions. This ensures that every interaction is structured and purposeful.
2. It provides a constant reminder of the 5 key CBT factors that have to be the driving force behind an effective intervention, in a way they can be brought to mind easily and instantly.
3. "When the chips are down." The BITS™ Course will give you a simple mnemonic to constantly keep you on track, even when working with very challenging clients.
4. BITS™ provides an easy, informal and verbal (instead of written) way of evidencing the client's progress, and doing so with great validity.
5. BITS™ shows how to keep proper records to ensure both professionals and clients have the best of both worlds: brief informal therapy that is also properly organized and delivered.
For professionals who have long thought that their expertise is not being used to the full...
For managers who have long thought that they have an army of good professionals whose therapeutic skills are under-utilised...
...we believe that BITS™ is the answer.
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 and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.
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.
Online Live and Exclusive course (for teams and organisations):
Online Live Courses typically take slightly less time than the face-to-face course on which it is based (because of less group discussion and group exercises) but they are live and pleasingly interactive. Click here to view prices.
Delegates can be anywhere that is conducive to concentrating, all together or separate, so long as they have access to a computer with a good internet connection. And as a manager, you have ‘guaranteed completion’: you only pay for delegates who successfully complete (minimum 15).
Option 2: Bring the course to your organization:
We bring this 2-day course to your own organization for a fixed fee of $4,850 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) and up to 15 people can attend.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button:
Option 3: '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 organization, under license.
This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization 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: 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 'CBT on the Move: The BITS™ Course' has received.
“Without a doubt one of the most motivating and interesting courses I have ever done in some time.”
“Exceptional training - interesting and worthwhile, presented in an understandable way and with the focus upon how to use it in a practical way in our work place. Most useful.”