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The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis™ is an APT-Accredited 3-day course from APT, a leading provider of training for professionals working in mental health and related areas. We bring the training to your own organization, wherever you are in the USA, for maximum cost-effectiveness and up to 15 people can attend. (2-day version and Live Webinar also available.)
Assessing adolescents and children in crisis settings often causes professionals a lot of concern. They wonder whether they have the necessary skills, they are concerned about the potential volatility of the situation, they are unfamiliar with having another adult (the parent or carer) present and concerned, they are not sure about consent and confidentiality issues, and they are not completely sure what their role is: assessment, risk-assessment, management, or what?
This course sets out to give clear and effective advice about assessing adolescents in crisis, so professionals can feel confident in their clinical skills and confident that they are covering what is meant to be covered.
All professionals who see adolescents in crisis situations, whether as their principal professional task or otherwise. Attenders include those who are used to seeing adults in crisis and want to broaden their skills to adolescents, as well as professionals who are used to seeing adolescents in routine practice and want to broaden their skills to cover crisis situations.
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.
Option 1: Live webinar:
This course can be provided as a live webinar for groups. A webinar typically takes slightly less time than the live course on which it is based (because of less group discussion and group exercises) but they are live and pleasingly interactive.
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.
Exclusive Live Webinars (for groups)
3-day version: $6,330 for a group of up to 15 people.
2-day version: $4,375 for a group of up to 15 people.
Open Live Webinar (for Individuals)
25-26th June (This is a 2-day webinar.)
5am – 10am (EDT) daily (Including an hour for lunch.)
$375 per person
Option 2: Bring the course to your organization:
We bring this course to your own organization a train a group of 6-15 people for a fixed fee of $6,595 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 3-day course, or $4,695 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 2-day version.
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: 95%
*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 Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis™ course has received.
“Very good course ... It should be mandatory for clinicians working with minors!”
“What a fantastic course – I wish all the clinicians in the Trust would have this opportunity. The knowledge and skills learnt are not only applicable to adolescents but in all other clinical settings."