'Learning the Lessons from Major Incidents' 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/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online. (2-day version also available.)
In mental health and related areas there are a number of 'major incidents' that can occur, most notably to do with people losing their lives through suicide, violence or neglect, but also relating to sex offending and a whole range of serious but less tragic events. After a serious incident there often seem to be obvious 'oversights' or mistakes, although some of
these can be put down to the wisdom of hindsight. This important course aims to equip managers to examine such incidents and to draw the real lessons from them, while also distinguishing those lessons from 'the wisdom of hindsight'. Vitally, the course highlights the importance of 'free lessons' where serious consequences were avoided more by luck than by judgment. One of the major methods on the course is to learn the principles of analysis by examining major incidents from other areas – road traffic accidents and air crashes – and then to apply those same lessons to mental health and related areas.
How to investigate
Finding out about the incident
Writing a clear account of the incident
Identifying what would have prevented the incident
Teaching methods include: lecture, discussion, video material, case study analysis of major incidents, practice exercises.
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, 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 $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.
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 seven 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 Learning the Lessons from Major Incidents course has received.
"Fantastic, very relevant … would recommend it for all clinical managers."
"A very thought provoking training course, delivered in an effective and professional way."