Leading Structured Groups 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 subject 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.)
Most people in the helping professions will find themselves considering running, or actually running therapeutic groups from time to time. And yet, leading groups involves very different skills from those used in one-to-one work.
The course is designed for all those who are considering running or actually running structured groups. Managers are welcome, but should be aware that the course is aimed at practitioners with direct client contact. It is a multidisciplinary course, lasting three days.
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): $7,650 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $480 per person.
Price (2-day version): $5,190 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $320 per person.
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live, interactive online course 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 $420 per person.
Price (2-day version): $4,670 for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address). Extra delegates $280 per person.
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 (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.
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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 taken from ten runnings of this course.
Average Presentation rating: 97%
Average Relevance rating: 95%
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the Leading Structured Groups course has received.
"This course is a valuable asset to anyone who is lucky enough to get on it (gold in your pocket)."
"Without a doubt the best training course I have ever attended ... Thoroughly enjoyable, relevant and helpful for my job role!"