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Risk Training

Risk training courses.

The first thing a service must show is that it can identify and respond to risk appropriately and APT provides risk training courses of the highest standard. All of the training automatically carries APT accreditation with it, backed by the weight of over 150,000 professionals have attended APT's mental health training since foundation in 1981. Below is a list of available courses that we can bring to your own organization for a fixed fee, no matter where you are.

The DICES<sup>®</sup> System for Risk Assessment and Management

The DICES® System for Risk Assessment & Management.

Available in 3-day and 2-day versions.

A cogent system that actually facilitates clinical work, this is one of our most renowned courses. Thousands of professionals have already attended it.

With the starting point that excellent risk management involves excellent clinical practice, The DICES® System for Risk Assessment and Management shows what is necessary to properly assess and manage risk easily, reliably and to the benefit of all, and this accounts for its staggering popularity.

Part one covers the nature and theory of risk assessment and management: why we do it and what we aim to achieve by it. Part two covers risk assessment specifically: if you don't notice the risk there is no chance you will manage it correctly. Part three covers risk management: there is no virtue in spotting a risk if you are not able to manage it. The end result is that not only do you know about risk assessment and management, you also have the ability and the equipment to do so reliably and well.

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The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis

The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children & Adolescents in Crisis™

A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)

Using existing clinical skills and Davies's structured interview.

Assessing adolescents and children in crisis settings often causes professionals a lot of concern. They wonder whether they have the necessary skills, they are concerned about the potential volatility of the situation, they are unfamiliar with having another adult (the parent) present and concerned, they are not sure about consent and confidentiality issues, and they are not completely sure what their role is: assessment, risk-assessment, management, or what?

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Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations

Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations.

A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)

This course is designed for people who have predominantly short term contact with clients, either by phone or face to face. Typically those clients will be in or approaching a psychotic episode, suffering with a personality disorder, or so distressed that they may harm themselves or attempt suicide. The key aspects of these disorders are therefore covered, and, in particular, major effective strategies for effective brief intervention. Additionally the principles behind these interventions are covered, to facilitate long term beneficial impact, along with risk assessment in such high stress situations.

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Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide Prevention.

Suicide prevention is a vitally important topic because it affects so many people, and it affects them so deeply.

Historically, professionals have found it a difficult subject to work with, and we have developed a series of courses with the aim of remedying that. Our suicide prevention training consists of:

1. Suicide Awareness (half-day)

2. Suicide-Risk Assessment and Management (2 days)

3. CBT Plus, for Suicide Prevention (3 days)

4. Using your existing skills to work effectively with suicide (2 days)

This enables you to build the perfect package for your needs.

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CBT Plus, for Anger and Violence

CBT Plus, for Anger and Violence.

A 3-day course.

This is the new version of APT's Anger Management course, focusing on working with individuals (and groups) who are habitually angry and sometimes violent. It examines the potential problems of working with aggression, but principally focuses on strategies for helping people with such problems overcome their anger and violence.

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Learning the Lessons from Major Incidents

Learning the Lessons from Major Incidents.

A 3-day course (2-day version also available).

For years, our customers have said they wished APT did a course with this title. Well we do now.

It aims to balance two conflicting demands. On the one hand an organization wants its people to feel autonomous, confident and effective. On the other hand an organization needs to be 'a learning environment', learning from mistakes without damaging the people that have made them. Taking aeronautical 'near-miss' investigations as a model of no-blame investigations, this course aims to provide you with the skills to conduct thorough, constructive investigations that are sure to learn the lessons that should be learned, and act on them as they should be acted upon.

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Telephone Counseling Training

Counseling People in Crisis, by Phone or Zoom.

A 3-day course.

This course has two clear aims: (1) To teach the principal crisis counseling skills and how they can be applied by phone, Zoom, Teams etc. (2) To provide key, usable information on the three biggest crisis areas: psychosis; personality disorder; suicidality. And to integrate those two skill-sets into a whole that can be taken away and used straight away by the delegates attending.

As the title suggests, the overall aim of this course is to give delegates as much useful information and skill as possible, that they can use in crisis situations, even when working remotely.

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Mental Health Diagnoses Diploma

The APT Diploma in Working with Crisis or Risk.

90 hours.

'The APT Diploma in Working with Crisis or Risk' provides 90 hours of training, leading to Level 4 APT accreditation. Attend as an individual or we can bring the training to you for a fixed fee, to eliminate travel and expenses costs, and to ensure you get a supportive group addressing the same material.

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