'CBT Plus, with Alcohol and Substance Misuse' 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 Alcohol and Substance Misuse 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.
'Mood altering substances' have been around virtually since the dawn of time, so some people argue that there is every reason to accept them as part of everyday life. However, for some people, the maladaptive use of such compounds devastates their lives. Initially a pleasurable diversion, the substance in question may gradually acquire a dominant part in the person's life, insidiously wreaking havoc on relationships, finances and career, and threatening the very continuation of their lives. And it is a difficult process to reverse; hence the need for a structured and evidence-based approach from those who aim to help.
People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:
1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings, either in specialist substance misuse services or not, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to increase their ability in working with alcohol and other mood altering substances.
2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community alcohol and substance misuse settings) seeking either to boost their level of expertise or to develop a common approach.
The professional affiliations of people attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and others.
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: $11,385 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $744 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: $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.
*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 ten runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.
*This online live ratings are taken from the last four runnings 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 CBT Plus, with Alcohol and Substance Misuse course has received.
"Excellent, well-presented course with very good learning materials, relevant case studies, and a top class presenter."
"This is, without doubt, one of the most comprehensive and informative courses I have ever attended. It is certainly a practice I shall be utilising in my regular position. It was beautifully and openly presented and I feel will be something I shall not forget in a hurry. I would very much appreciate receiving another course should it come up."