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Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

A 3-day Positive Behaviour Support training course from APT, one of Canada's leading providers of training in mental health and related areas. We bring this APT-Accredited course to your own organization, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (2-day version also available).

Executive Summary:

The course covers the background and rationale for PBS and then looks at understanding an individual’s needs, analysing their behaviour and understanding the role it fulfils. Positive and proactive, the training will empower delegates to develop individual PBS plans aimed at improving their clients’ environment and wellbeing, thus decreasing the likelihood of disturbed behaviour. Using skills and understanding from the course delegates will be able to develop specific client-centred plans, also considering their situation and family / carers.

Given that some incidents will inevitably still occur the course also covers steps to manage a crisis and to continually review and improve the plan.

This is a powerful approach that improves the environment and wellbeing of both clients and staff. This is the only PBS course that is APT accredited and gives access to relevant web-based APT resources after the course.

The course covers:

What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?


Creating a high-quality environment


Considerations for the Individuals


Functions of behaviour/functional analysis.


Active Support


Understanding and Creating the PBS Plan.


Implementing the Plan


Crisis Management


Post Incident Learning

What you receive as a result of attending this training:

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.

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.

Booking this training is easy.

Option 1: Bring the course to your organization:

p to 15 people can attend this course and we bring it to you for a fixed fee. The 3-day course costs $6,595 (plus GST/HST and tutor travel and accommodation expenses), and the 2-day version costs $4,695 (plus GST/HST and tutor travel and accommodation expenses).

To book, email office@aptcanada.com, or click the button:

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Option 2: '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:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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DBT Essentials Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our training. Below are just some of the great comments our courses have received.

"One of the best presented, organised and thought-out courses I have been on. I speak as a course participant but also as a trainer of 20 years experience."

"I really enjoyed this course, absolutely the most impressive and useful training I have received in the 11 years working for the Trust."