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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 SFCT Essentials (Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy) course has received.
"I found the trainer engaging and he brought the theory to life for me. Regularly relating theory to practice was very helpful. I would recommend the course to any mental health professional working with personality difficulties."
Kevan Dunne, CBT Psychotherapist
"Very stimulating and interesting course - thank you. Case examples were very helpful in bringing the model to life. I found doing the questionnaire insightful and interesting."
Jonny Brough, Counselling Psychologist
"Really enjoyable course, found it useful and will definitely integrate as best I can and look for more training. The tutor was very knowledgeable and engaging. Normally I am tired in the afternoon but he left me very inspired and validated - thank you."
Paul Mousley, CBT Psychotherapist
"Really engaging course, a thorough and interesting introduction to SFT and something I would definitely like to continue with in the future. Even after two days I think I can use the ideas in my current practice to enhance my CBT work."
Anna McEvoy, Care Coordinator
"As we are seeing more clients with borderline PD presentation and symptoms this has been an excellent training opportunity to develop skills, confidence and competence in this area. I feel I can echo this for our entire team. Also having such an experienced, warm and energetic trainer has been crucial. Many thanks."
Steve Scrimshaw, Manager
"A very interesting two days of training. Very well presented and I enjoyed all activities/group work ... I feel a lot more confident using schema-Focused Therapy with clients. Thank you."
Kathy Palmer, Psychological Therapist
"Course content was very impressive. The delivery of the training was excellent. I will not hesitate to recommend the course to friends and another organisation."
Richard Iroanya, Project Worker
"The course was well planned and executed. The presenter delivered the material with confidence, skill and humour. I was completely engaged the whole time and enjoyed the combination of information/education and interactive practice ... One of the best presentations I have been on for a long time. I look forward to more in the future."
Lynn Binns, Psychologist
"Flexible, educational and entertaining."
Simon Mitchell, Clinical Psychologist
"Covered a good amount of information at a good pace. The right balance of teaching and interaction. The role plays were very informative and helpful. The tutor was very open and receptive to questions and comments and managed the structure of the day well. I really enjoyed the whole day. Thank you."
Claire Hobbs, Clinical Psychologist
"This course was extremely well presented, with a good mix of instruction and experiential work."
Bill Wall, Counselling Psychologist
"It's a wonderful insight into Schema Therapy. I am now very informed and equipped to utilize this knowledge in my practice. Thank you for a job well done."
Franklin Okunowo, Project Manager
"This course gives one a better chance and insight in working with clients and people."
Clement Gomez, Project Worker
"I really enjoyed the delivery and content of the course. It was informative and relevant to what I do. Presenter's style was encompassing, relaxing and encouraged a good environment to learn."
Sizwile Tshuma, Project Manager
"Found the course very useful and educative. The course really changed my life and behaviour."
Grace Ogunade, Project Worker
A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)
To identify people's key schemas is as close as we get to finding 'what makes a person tick'.
A schema is a package of behaviour, biology, emotion and cognitions, which all fire off when triggered by the right stimulus. So if someone has a strong schema of 'mistrust', this will easily be triggered in situations which may not warrant mistrust. This will have unfortunate results for their relationships and more; a person's mistrusting behaviour is not good to receive. The course is about (a) how to identify the schemas that people have, and (b) how to intervene to modify those schemas to the benefit of everyone.
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: 93%
*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.