The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis™ is a 3-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 course on this topic 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 and organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online. (2-day version 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 125,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For teams and organisations:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price (3-day version): $10,350 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $675 per person.
Price (2-day version): $7,575 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $450 per person.
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organisation.
Price (3-day version): $6,900* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address). Extra delegates $450 per person.
Price (2-day version): $5,050* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address). Extra delegates $300 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 organisation, under license.
This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation 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.
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."