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APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis
'Dual Diagnosis - Psychosis and Substance Misuse' 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 Dual Diagnosis 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/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online. (2-day version also available.)
Please note: you can attend one, some, or all of 'APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis' courses, in whichever order is best for you.
Dual diagnosis is generally viewed as a difficult presentation to treat. Frequently the patient may be resistant to the idea of illness, disillusioned with conventional medication, and resigned to 'self-medicating'. Other times, such patients simply cannot see there is a problem. To bring effective help in such a situation is a very skilled task, and the focus of this course.
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 individuals or small groups
For teams and organisations:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price (3-day version): $11,385 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $744 per person.
Price (2-day version): $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 organisation.
Price (3-day version): $7,120* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address). Extra delegates $465 per person.
Price (2-day version): $5,140* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address). 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 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).
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
Course 1: CBT for Psychosis - Key Knowledge and Skills for Everyday Interactions ❯
Course 2: CBT for Psychosis - Assessment, Formulation, and Helping Strategies ❯
Course 3: Early Intervention ❯
Course 4: Family Interventions ❯
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 nine 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 'Course 5: Dual Diagnosis' course has received.
"Brilliant training, got loads out of it and will be using a lot of the techniques with clients. I would recommend to everyone!"
"Excellent facilitator - very interesting course and useful case study illustrations ... Best course I've been on for a longtime (if ever!) Thank you."