'CBT for OCD' is a 2-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas.
It is the only CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams/organizations and can be attended face-to-face or online.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is where a person has an obsessive belief (for example that their hands are contaminated) and a compulsion to perform a behavior that will relieve the distress (for example to wash their hands). Typically the obsessions and compulsions get more and more severe and may expand to include many facets of everyday life. Inevitably, therefore, this causes great distress to the sufferer and those around them, and the seeming inability to control their own behavior simply results in additional distress and bewilderment. Usually, those with OCD realize that their behavior is 'not normal' and this is a clear differentiator between obsessional beliefs and psychotic ones.
The aims are (a) to describe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, (b) to describe the theory which explains how OCD develops and (c) to cover the methods of treatment for OCD in a way that encourages delegates to use them subsequently.
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 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For teams and organizations:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price: $8,335 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $465 per person.
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organization.
Price: $5,140* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address, or a PDF version can be provided). Extra delegates $310 per person.
*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of $160 CAD per day.
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 each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held face-to-face or online).
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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, which are updated periodically.
*This online live ratings are taken from the last two runnings of the course in this format.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'CBT for OCD' course has received.
"I really useful and informative course that has increased my confidence in treating this complex disorder. I found the tutor professional and knowledgeable but at the same time warm and approachable. Many thanks.”
"The course was extremely useful and will help with my work. I have been able to review my practices and hopefully transfer this to my workplace. It has increased my knowledge surrounding OCD.”