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APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below is just some of the great written feedback the CBT for Depression course has received.
"A relevant and well delivered course. Lots of information to use in a practical setting which will be highly beneficial to clients."
Michael Thorne, Counsellor
"The course was excellent, informative and well presented - packed full of useful material that can be incorporated into practice."
Susan Rees-Williams, MH Practitioner
"I found this course to be highly relevant to my job. Really enjoyed it as well. Delivery of course, mixed teaching/learning styles really added variety and made learning easy. Look forward to attending more APT courses in the future."
Margaret Meleady, Senior Practitioner
"De-mystifying CBT! Thank you."
Lynda Burr, Psychological Therapist
"Fantastic course – really practical and it has enthused me and helped my confidence in using CBT with a wider group of young people."
Kerry Webster, Educational Psychologist
"An excellent course! It has provided a valuable tool which I think will be very useful when working with children and young people. The manner in which you demonstrated the practical application of CBT was particularly helpful! I look forward to using the approach in future. Many thanks!"
Juliet Whitehead, Trainee ER
"This course was excellent. It certainly changed my perspective of how to work with depression and depressed patients. I am looking forward to utilizing the skills I have learnt in these two days to improve my practice of working."
Neale, Turner, CPN
"What can I say other than FANTASTIC."
Dr Jane Buckley, Senior Educational Psychologist
"Brilliant! Well informed, amusing presentation … thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you."
Keith Appleton, CPN
"One of the most useful and enjoyable courses I have experienced."
Jennifer Peters, CPN
"A course not to be missed by anyone delivering care to someone with depression."
Brian Swann, Acute Care Nurse
"Well presented with clear articulate training that was easy to understand. Well structured."
Laura Budden, Activities Co-ordinator and Therapist
"I will continue to use the basic techniques with the accompanying worksheets from APT in my daily clinical work to add structure and focus to my clinical interactions."
Warwick Onyeama, Consultant Psychiatrist
"It was really useful to look at all the factors involved in depression – the social, biological etc. Looking at the use of diary and its benefits was extremely helpful and has increased my confidence."
Tina Norris, Therapist
"This has been a very valuable experience which has allowed me to better pull the principles of CBT than I could have thought possible in such a short period of time. My patients will most definitely benefit from these skills/ Presentation was fantastic and made it all easy to learn and consolidate."
Joan Tilley, Ward Manager
"Most beneficial and enjoyable. Interesting approaches to depressed clients. Taught and case studies allowed practice and understanding of all abilities to practice CBT correctly."
Ann Duncan, RMN
"Tutor worked really hard to make sure we had a good understanding of the relevant concepts. Thank you."
Mustapha Hocine, RMN
"Brilliant course – very well presented and in turn held my attention throughout. This has made me think about future APT courses to apply for. Probably one of the best courses I have been on."
Pauline Wright, CPN
"A well set out course. Incorporated the use of theory and practice in a balanced and related way. An excellent tutor, who at all times held my Concentration. Without a doubt I will use the course and incorporate elements of it in my day to day working. A valuable experience. Thank you."
Anne Williamson, Staff Nurse
"The course was very interesting and relevant to my field of practice. The group atmosphere was very good as I felt comfortable to contribute and share my experience. The tutor's style of teaching was encouraging and supportive."
A. Woodally, Forensic CPN
A 3-day course. (2-day and online versions also available.)
Depression is the common cold of mental health; it is widespread and we haven't been good at treating it, until now.
Depression has a range of insidious and unpleasant effects including sadness, behavioural apathy, biological aspects including sleep disturbance, cognitive deficits of concentration etc, and an impaired ability to function socially. Little wonder then that it causes such distress. This course covers the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy solutions to depression.
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.