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Anxiety in Children and Adolescents training course

The Effective Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents.

The Effective Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents training course is an APT-Accredited 3-day course from one of the UK's leading providers of mental health training. We bring the training to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (2-day version and refresher courses are also available.)

Executive Summary:

This is such an important topic for several reasons: first, its prevalence, anxiety is the single most common mental health problem in children and adolescents; second, the huge impairment it makes to the quality of life of the child and the child's family; third, the impairment to functioning in terms of concentration and exam performance; fourth, the long term consequences in terms of the schemas that are created by the child about him or herself and about those around them.

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Who should attend:

People who attend this course may be in one of two categories:

1. Professionals with a significant degree of clinical skill who wish to develop their expertise in the treatment of anxiety.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community or school settings) seeking to develop a common approach and a common level of expertise.

The professional affiliations of people suitable for attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric and school nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and others working in mental health or educational settings.

The course covers a great deal:

Knowing about, understanding, and developing informed empathy for major forms of anxiety: generalised anxiety disorder (where the child has a specific anxiety, for example about school, and this generalises to cloud virtually every moment); phobias, including social phobia or "shyness"; obsessive-compulsive disorder; panic disorder. This course majors on the first two of these, and touches on the latter two.

Teaching methods include lecture, case studies and other exercises, video, and quizzes.

What this course will do for you:

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 make a booking?

Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring this course to your own organisation a train a group of 6-15 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £4,165 plus VAT for the 3-day course, or £3,050 plus VAT for the 2-day version.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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'Train the Trainer' - become a tutor for the course in your organisation.

If you are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to tutor the course in your own organisation, thereby saving your organisation 50% of the course fee each time you run it. To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click here.

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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: 99%

Average Relevance rating: 98%



*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 'The Effective Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents ' course has received.

"An excellent, informative course. Very well paced and presented ... I feel better prepared to help support children and their families. Thank you."

"This was one of the best and most useful courses I have ever attended. The tutor was great and very engaging. The workbook is very useful. I will be able to use what I have learned for myself, my family and my work. Great!"

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