APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis
'Family Interventions' 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 Family Interventions for Psychosis 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.
Current evidence is that the "education and support of families" is an effective intervention for psychosis. This should come as little surprise: by delivering this we stand the chance of generating an environment that is as conducive as possible to recovery.
Moreover, having a family member who has psychosis is so distressing and demanding that the family is a legitimate focus of attention in and of itself. Simply to tell them that it is unhelpful to 'express negative emotion' is so un-empathic as to make it counterproductive. There is much more to understanding family reaction and providing relevant support than this, and this forms the aim of the course.
Anybody who works with psychosis, whether currently working with their families or not.
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).
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, 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 'Course 4: Family Interventions' course has received.
"Every professional going to visit a family should attend this course to realise the full potential benefits to the client that good family interventions can have."
"This is a new course which needed to be taught a long time ago. Excellent content and will benefit all mental health professionals."