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Family Interventions Training

APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis

Course 4: Family Interventions.

A 3-day course for 6-15 people. 2-day version and refresher courses are also available. (Please note: you can attend one, some, or all of 'APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis' courses, in whichever order is best for you.)

By helping the client's family, you not only help and empower them but you potentially provide the client with an environment which is conducive to reducing their distress, improving their quality of life, and speeding their recovery. It was to help professionals to bring about this win:win phenomenon that we developed this course.

Executive Summary:

Current evidence is that the "education and support of families" is an effective intervention for psychosis. This should come as little surprise: by delivering this we stand the chance of generating an environment that is as conducive as possible to recovery.

Moreover, having a family member who has psychosis is so distressing and demanding that the family is a legitimate focus of attention in and of itself. Simply to tell them that it is unhelpful to 'express negative emotion' is so un-empathic as to make it counterproductive. There is much more to understanding family reaction and providing relevant support than this, and this forms the aim of the course.

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Who should attend:

Anybody who works with psychosis, whether currently working with their families or not.

Agenda and learning objectivities:

What the 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?

Option 1: We come and run the course in your organisation:

We bring this 3-day course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £4,165 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend. You can organise as many courses as you need, to cover the numbers you want to.

There is also a 2-day version available at £3,050 plus VAT inclusive for 6-15 delegates.

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.

Psychosis Training Courses


Psychosis Training Courses  ❯


Course 1: Key Knowledge and Skills for Everyday Interactions  ❯


Course 2: Assessment, Formulation, and Helping Strategies  ❯


Course 3: Early Intervention  ❯


Course 4: Family Interventions  ❯


Course 5: Dual Diagnosis  ❯


Course 6: The Masterclass  ❯


Psychosis Diploma  ❯


Realising Recovery and Social Inclusion  ❯

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 'Course 4: Family Interventions' course has received.

"Every professional going to visit a family should attend this course to realise the full potential benefits to the client that good family interventions can have."

"This is a new course which needed to be taught a long time ago. Excellent content and will benefit all mental health professionals."

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