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Crisis Counselling Training

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

Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations is an APT-Accredited 3-day crisis counselling training 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 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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Course Objectives/Agenda Items:

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 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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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.

Quick Links


Psychosis Courses  ❯


The ADDRESS Course for Working with Personality Disorder  ❯


CBT with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: There Must Be A Better Way  ❯


The Professional Management of Suicide Risk and Suicidality  ❯


The DICES® Risk System  ❯

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: 94%

Average Relevance rating: 81%



*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 'Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations' course has received.

"The course is almost like doing Psychiatric training again, albeit in 3 days, "fantastic"."

"Excellent course and facilitator. Really enjoyed and learnt a great deal. Feel much more positive with regards to being a more effective practitioner, intend to make changes to how I practice. The most effective course I have attended in a long time!!"

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