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APT open courses in Toronto 2020.

The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) is a major provider of post-qualification training in mental health and related areas. Most of our training is provided onsite (we come to you) but for a few of our courses you can come to us in Toronto, Canada. Below are the courses available.


DBT Essentials

DBT Essentials.


  24-26 March 2020 (3-days)
  or 22-24 June 2020 (3-days)
  Toronto
  $790 CAD


Instruction in the key components of DBT for those who want to add them to their repertoire without necessarily becoming 'a DBT therapist', and for those thinking of taking the first step in becoming a specialised DBT therapist.

DBT brings together a series of skills and techniques which are powerful and well chosen ones, for working with personality disorder as well as in other areas. Many people want to familiarise themselves with these skills without necessarily becoming a DBT therapist exclusively, and this 3-day course is for you if you are one of those people as well as if you are thinking of taking the first step in becoming a DBT therapist. As well as covering the 'overall concept of DBT', it covers its 'essential elements', namely the concepts of: Validation; Metaphor; Relentless Problem Solving; and Contingency Management, and the skills of: Mindfulness; Distress Tolerance; Interpersonal Effectiveness; and Emotional Regulation.

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Running DBT Skills Development Groups

Running DBT Skills Development Groups.


  21-23 Sept 2020 (3-days)
  Toronto
  $790 CAD


Running skills development groups is an important part of becoming proficient in DBT, and this course provides the coaching and practice to develop such skills.

This course lasts 3 days and is all about learning how to run groups for your clients to help them become skilled in key areas of relevance for them. The rationale is that patients need not only to be motivated, gain insights and knowledge etc, but usually also need to acquire skills in; Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress tolerance.

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Solution-Focused Therapy Essentials

Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) Essentials.


  14-16 Sept 2020 (3-days)
  Toronto
  $790 CAD


An approach to problems that is fundamentally positive and comes as a breath of fresh air to professionals and clients alike.

Another of APT's top courses, this aims to introduce you to the principles of SFT in a way that gives you a firm grasp of them and enables you to use them in a safe and helpful way. You should become at home with the approach which is often seen as a 'breath of fresh air' both to client and professional, looking for and finding effective solutions for problems, rather than being sucked further and further into the problem itself.

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