SFCT Essentials is a 3-day course from APT (a leading provider of Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy training courses in Canada). We bring this APT-Accredited course to your own organization, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (Refresher course also available.)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has taken the therapeutic world by storm over the last couple of decades, and has produced some very good results across a variety of conditions. For many professionals it is the default approach to therapy.
Even so, for some patients, perhaps especially those with personality disorder, CBT is not especially effective, and it is for such patients that Schema-Focused CT has developed. Pioneered by Jeffrey Young it pays much more attention to the patient's (early) experience and their development of 'maladaptive schemas'.
A schema might be defined as “a package of Behavioral, Biological and Emotional responses and Cognitive changes which can be triggered by a stimulus which in some way resembles a previous stimulus that produced that package of responses”. So the hypothesis is that – for example - a baby left to cry (a life-threatening event when a baby) may develop an 'abandonment schema' and so feel distress of 'life-threatening proportions' when, as an adult, their work-mates go off for a drink while forgetting to tell them.
The course aims to educate delegates about the nature of schemas, how they come about and what effects they may have in adult life. Then to apply that knowledge to individual people and patients, to identify what schemas a person may possess, to assess which schemas are adaptive and which are maladaptive. Then to examine ways of altering the maladaptive schemas, or their effects.
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 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Online Live and Exclusive course (for teams and organisations):
Online Live Courses typically take slightly less time than the face-to-face course on which it is based (because of less group discussion and group exercises) but they are live and pleasingly interactive. Click here to view prices.
Delegates can be anywhere that is conducive to concentrating, all together or separate, so long as they have access to a computer with a good internet connection. And as a manager, you have ‘guaranteed completion’: you only pay for delegates who successfully complete (minimum 15).
Option 2: Bring the course to your organization:
We bring this 3-day course to your own organization for a fixed fee of $6,600 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) and up to 15 people can attend.
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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 (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 for the last ten runnings of this course.
Average Presentation rating: 95%
Average Relevance rating: 93%
*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy course has received.
"It's a wonderful insight into Schema Therapy. I am now very informed and equipped to utilize this knowledge in my practice. Thank you for a job well done."
"I found the trainer engaging and he brought the theory to life for me. Regularly relating theory to practice was very helpful. I would recommend the course to any mental health professional working with personality difficulties."