'Warm and Effective Management of Challenging Behavior in Older People, using non-physical techniques only' is an APT-Accredited 2-day course from one of Canada's leading providers of mental health 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.)
Even now, not everybody takes seriously violence and aggression from older people, and yet, like anyone else, they are well able to inflict serious damage. Violence and aggression are extremely unpleasant and worrying for most people. We therefore want to feel able to deal with it if the need arises, and to do so in a way that maintains the dignity of both parties and the working relationship between them. Moreover most employers now realise their responsibility in equipping their workforce with appropriate training.
The problem arises in just how to deal with it. Naturally most people don't want to 'meet fire with fire' - to become aggressive and violent themselves - especially with older people. The need is therefore for non physical techniques that are powerful and effective. It is to meet that need that this course was developed.
A proper understanding of aggression and violence.
If you can understand what causes aggression and violence you are half way to overcoming it.
Knowing what to do about it.
The person who starts with the right attitude, avoids the traps in body language and also knows what to say, can deal with most aggressive situations.
If all else fails.
No matter how bad things are, there is always a best option.
Prevention is better than cure: Risk Assessment.
Afterwards, the risk is obvious. It needs to be just as obvious before the event.
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.
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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.
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APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our courses for professionals working with older people have received.
"Hooray, the best presented, , organized, stress free course I have ever attended since working within mental health nursing. All sessions were relevant to my area of nursing. I hope to be attending future courses with APT."
"I would recommend this course to anybody working with older people, be they nurses, occupational therapists, doctors, family members and carers."