'Preventing PTSD after major events, at work and elsewhere' is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited training for professionals working in mental health and related areas.
It is the only PTSD 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/organizations and can be attended face-to-face or online. (2-day version also available.)
The focus of this course is to provide an overall plan for post-incident management – to prevent major long-term effects ‘taking hold’. It is possible that the 'therapy' you do shortly following an incident may be helpful for ever.
The course is intended mainly for where a major incident has occurred at work, e.g. assaults and suicides, although the measures described will also apply to major incidents elsewhere e.g. a factory explosion and such cases are also mentioned. It is much more about preventing PTSD than treating it (see Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages for that). A focus on preventing PTSD is important area for many reasons and yet it is one where there are few established guidelines so we are particularly pleased to have built a relevant and well received input to address it.
People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:
1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings and have a significant degree of clinical skill.
2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to have a common approach.
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 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For teams and organizations:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price (3-day version): $11,385 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $744 per person.
Price (2-day version): $8,335 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $465 per person.
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organization.
Price (3-day version): $7,120* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address, or a PDF version can be provided). Extra delegates $465 per person.
Price (2-day version): $5,140* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address, or a PDF version can be provided). Extra delegates $310 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 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 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 five runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.
*This online live ratings are taken from the latest running 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 Preventing PTSD after major events, at work and elsewhere course has received.
"The tutor successfully completed the almost unheard of task of providing excellent, informative training to a group of very tricky psychologists! He was interesting, knowledgeable and greatly added to our understanding. He represented APT very, very well and he has increased my likelihood of using APT again.”
The best course I have been on in years. I feel empowered to make a change.”