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Psychosis Training

APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis

Course 2: Assessment, Formulation, & Helping Strategies.

A 3-day course for 6-15 people. 2-day version 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.)

Executive Summary:

The course is intended for people who have completed Course 1 or are certain they are familiar with everything contained in course 1. The course was developed to help you deliver focused intervention strategies of the sort that are best applied in 1:1 settings; strategies geared to reduce distress, improve the quality of life, and thence reduce symptomatology.

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Who should attend:

The course is intended for people who have completed Course 1 and who want to become practising CBT therapists with people with schizophrenia. It is therefore suitable only for professionals who have or intend to have 1:1 professional contact with people diagnosed as psychotic.

The course covers:

What this course will do for you:

The course will teach you how to plan and deliver an appropriate and individually tailored programme of therapy, from the assessment and goal setting to the practice of CBT techniques that have been developed to treat delusions and hallucinations by changing or modifying them.

You will capitalise on skills acquired in Course One by developing a facility with techniques specifically designed to influence individual delusions and hallucinations. You will see prepared videos that demonstrate the techniques discussed, and have the opportunity to copy them. You will have the chance to plan treatment programmes for prepared examples and for your own patients.

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: 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 2: Assessment, Formulation, and Helping Strategies' course has received.

"I have to say this was the best training I have ever been on. It was very informative training and I feel I have learnt a great deal to be able to put into practice. I'm looking forward to further training and now feel confident to use these learnt approaches."

"Hands down the best course I've ever been on. Everything was made relevant with real life cases with real life examples showing how the theory worked."

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