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CBT on the Move training

10-minute CBT: The BITS™ Course.

10-minute CBT: The BITS™ Course is an APT-Accredited 2-day course from one of the UK's leading providers of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training courses. We bring the training to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (Refresher Course also available.)

In 2-days you will cover:

Many of the best professionals working in mental health and related fields rarely sit down for formal 45 minute sessions with their clients. Rather, the way they work is much more suited to informal interactions lasting a few minutes and taking place as and when it is convenient. Unfortunately, sometimes these interactions rarely get beyond the "How are things going?" stage.

The BITS™ 10-minute therapy approach takes the view that many clients value these occasional, brief and informal interactions very highly. Hence the BITS™ 10-minute approach has been developed as an interface between the majority of professionals who need to work this way and the majority of clients who rather like this way of working.

The problem with working in informal and short bursts was always thought to be that (a) it couldn't be organised and (b) it was difficult to build up a sizeable effect. The BITS™ 10-minute approach takes the opposite view and provides the tools to do it:

1. It provides a clear, easy to remember, 6-step process for structuring short interactions. This ensures that every interaction is structured and purposeful.

2. It provides a constant reminder of the 5 key CBT factors that have to be the driving force behind an effective intervention, in a way they can be brought to mind easily and instantly.

3. "When the chips are down." The BITS™ Course will give you a simple mnemonic to constantly keep you on track, even when working with very challenging clients.

4. BITS™ provides an easy, informal and verbal (instead of written) way of evidencing the client's progress, and doing so with great validity.

5. BITS™ shows how to keep proper records to ensure both professionals and clients have the best of both worlds: brief informal therapy that is also properly organised and delivered.

For professionals who have long thought that their expertise is not being used to the full...

For managers who have long thought that they have an army of good professionals whose therapeutic skills are under-utilised...

...we believe that BITS™ is the answer.

What you receive as a result of attending the 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.

How can I access this training?

Option 1: Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring this 2-day course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £3,050 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, 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 organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation 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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Downloadable information sheet:

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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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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

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: 97%

Average Relevance rating: 96%



*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'CBT on the Move: The BITS™ Course' has received.

“Without a doubt one of the most motivating and interesting courses I have ever done in some time.”

“Exceptional training - interesting and worthwhile, presented in an understandable way and with the focus upon how to use it in a practical way in our work place. Most useful.”

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