Family Interventions in Dementia is a 3-day course from APT, a leading independent provider of training in mental health and related areas. We bring the training to your own organization, for maximum cost effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.
This course provides professionals with the understanding and skills to support those with dementia and the people around them. It aims to maintain the best possible quality of life for patients by building the knowledge and strategies of families to improve their own well-being and those they are caring for.
This course (a) provides information for understanding the importance of good assessment and diagnosis in helping the family develop a compassionate understanding of the condition, (b) describes the qualities you need to engage with those living with dementia and (c) gives you practice in skills and interventions you can teach to carers.
People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:
1. Professionals who spend a significant amount of their time working with people who have dementia, and their families.
2. Professionals who, while dementia may not be their primary speciality, nevertheless need to get 'up to speed' on the subject.
The professional affiliations of people suitable to attend this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and others.
You will be registered as having attended one, two or three days of the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation in the subject(s) in question, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.
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 3-day course to your own organization and train a group of 6-15 people for a fixed fee of $6,600 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses).
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:
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments APT's Older People courses have received.
"Hooray, the best presented, organised, 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."