The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) is a leading mental health training organization based in the United Kingdom that has been providing training of the highest quality to professionals for the past 35 years. We have APT tutors based in Canada and we are proud to be able to bring APT courses to you, wherever you are. Our practical courses are grounded in the latest empirically supported research and are delivered by a faculty network of highly experienced psychologists from across the country.
Our vision is to be the national leader in the development and provision of integrated, evidence-based training for mental health professionals. We ensure that each training course is of the highest quality, based on the most up-to-date and scientifically proven information and delivered in a practical manner by experienced psychologists with a talent for conveying information in an engaging, understandable, and practical manner. Each course will be delivered with emphasis on total, no-compromise customer satisfaction. We are committed to providing the highest value for reasonable cost.
Evidence-Based, Relevant and Morale-Boosting
We put together courses that combine theory and practice in a way that is easy to grasp and easy to apply safely. Then we employ experienced and talented professionals to deliver the courses and add their unique input.
Importantly, the courses provided by APT mesh with one another. Hence with each course one attends you acquire a genuine development of expertise in staff rather than an unhelpful acquisition of competing ideas.
This means that, in terms of effectiveness, you immediately have a ‘core group’ of staff trained in one approach. Therefore you have a group pulling in one direction and able to encourage each other pulling in that direction.
APT’s training is provided predominantly On Site, meaning we come to you. You provide the teaching room, participants and any refreshments. We provide everything else. This system enables a critical mass of staff to be trained together in a given subject so that your team is operating from a common clinical foundation and can support each other in implementing their training. Course offerings can be arranged to fit in with staff availability, so a three-day course may run from Tuesday to Thursday or perhaps three consecutive Wednesdays.
APT maintains our high standards of quality by continually developing course content and recruiting talented professionals to deliver our courses. Our teaching faculty contribute to the development process which results in continuously maintained quality. We rigorously monitor our quality by obtaining feedback from course participants on the two key scales of relevance and presentation-quality. We also follow-up with participants a few months after the training to assess whether what they learned in the course has ongoing relevance to their work.
In summary, our goal is to make training just as relevant and interesting as we can, with the aim that when professionals attend an APT course they know that their employer has provided them with the highest quality training available.
The majority of our mental health training courses are provided this way - we come to you and train a group of up to 15 people for an all-inclusive fee.
Obtain APT-quality input at a time that is convenient to you and minimises the need for 'cover' normally associated with training.