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Risk Assessment and Risk Management Course

The DICES® Risk Assessment and Management System for mental health and related areas.

An exciting Risk Assessment and Management System designed for use by whole services and organisations, but also suitable for individuals who need to assess risk reliably.

This empowering course will give you best-practice tools to recognise, assess and manage risks including suicide, self-neglect, violence and sexual assault. On completion of the training you will become APT accredited, receiving a certificate and access to course-related online resources.

We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-15 people. You or your colleagues can also be trained to roll out the course in your organisation under license.

Executive Summary:

Many professionals see risk assessment as boring at best, anxiety-provoking at worst, so we wanted to construct a reliable system that is reassuring and empowering, exciting even! So we created the DICES® System and now over 6,000 professionals use it. What they love about it is that it teaches the essential risk triad in an enjoyable way, and in a way that actually helps them to produce great clinical work. The risk triad is:

The DICES® System can be used standalone or built into most electronic systems. Training is available in three versions: (Refresher course also available.)

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Who should attend?

Everyone who works with people in settings including: Adult Mental Health, Children and Adolescents, Older People, Substance Misuse, Forensic, Learning Disability, and Brain Injury.

The professional affiliations of people attending this course include: mental-health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and others.

The course covers:

The following is the agenda for the 3-day course. Unless specified below the 2-day course contains all the same topics, although sometimes in a shorter form.

Risk Management

A risk to oneself.

A risk to others.

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:

Up to 15 people can attend this course and we bring it to you for an all-inclusive fee. The 3-day course costs £4,165 plus VAT, the 2-day course costs £3,050 plus VAT, and the 1-day course costs £1,750 plus VAT.

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.

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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What does DICES® Stand for?  ❯

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

The Professional Management of Suicide Risk and Suicidality  ❯

CBT with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: There Must be a Better Way™  ❯

Learning the Lessons from Major Incidents  ❯

CBT Essentials  ❯

Psychosis Courses  ❯

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: 95%

Average Relevance rating: 95%

*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 DICES® Risk Assessment and Management System has received.

“The best risk assessment course I have ever attended. The tools were precise and relevant to my practice. The management aspect was well explained and the practical examples were very good and informative."

“I have undergone many risk management trainings and this was by far the most informative, interesting and well presented. I will definitely recommend to other organisations I work for."

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