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Violence and Aggression Training Training

Least restrictive practice: Training Courses for working with disturbed and challenging behaviour, including aggression and violence.

Including RAID®, PBS (Positive Behaviour Support), de-escalation, anger management, and debriefing. For professionals working to achieve safe wards, safe homes, and safety for everyone.

The Association for Psychological Therapies is a leading provider of training in mental health and related areas. To provide a proper solution you must cover the relevant areas from the courses below. We can bring any of them to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.

The RAID<sup>®</sup> Course

The RAID® Course. The positive approach to working with disturbed and challenging behaviour.

A 3-day course.

A relentlessly positive approach to working with disturbed and challenging behaviour.

The 3-day RAID® course is the UK’s leading positive psychology approach for tackling disturbed and challenging behaviour at source: over 20,000 professionals have attended it. It is a comprehensive approach which teaches staff a philosophy and practice not only to deal with disturbed and challenging behaviour when it occurs, but also to prevent it by tackling it at source. Staff feel pleased to share a unified system and to know what they are doing and why they are doing it, while clients delight in a relentlessly positive and empowering approach. The essence of the RAID® approach is to play down disturbed and challenging behaviour as far as safety allows, and to nurture and develop positive behaviour so that it systematically overwhelms and displaces the disturbed and challenging behaviour.

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PBS Training

Positive Behaviour Support

A 3-day course (2-day version also available)

This new 3-day course meets demands for a thorough, consistent and values-led approach to Positive Behaviour Support.

The course covers the background and rationale for PBS and then looks at understanding an individual’s needs, analysing their behaviour and understanding the role it fulfils. Positive and proactive, the training will empower delegates to develop individual PBS plans aimed at improving their clients’ environment and wellbeing, thus decreasing the likelihood of disturbed behaviour. Using skills and understanding from the course delegates will be able to develop specific client-centred plans, also considering their situation and family / carers.

Given that some incidents will inevitably still occur the course also covers steps to manage a crisis and to continually review and improve the plan.

This is a powerful approach that improves the environment and wellbeing of both clients and staff. This is the only PBS course that is APT accredited and gives access to relevant web-based APT resources after the course.

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The ABC Course

Aggressive-Behaviour Control: The ABC Course™

A 2-day course. (1-day version also available.)

Powerful non-physical techniques for handling aggression and violence in the least restrictive way.

Whether you simply want to be effective in controlling aggression or whether your focus is on least restrictive approaches, this course is for you. The 'original' of courses on the least restrictive management of aggression it has been attended so far by about 100,000 professionals. Providing the foundation knowledge on how and why anger and aggression develop, it shows: how to prevent aggressive and violent incidents (both to oneself and others), key techniques for responding to an actively aggressive or violent person, and what to do after an incident has been resolved. Everything you need to know about least restrictive responses to anger, aggression and violence.

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Learning the Lessons from Major Incidents

Learning the Lessons from Major Incidents.

A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)

For years, our customers have said they wished APT did a course with this title. Well we do now.

In mental health and related areas there are a number of 'major incidents' that can occur, most notably to do with people losing their lives through suicide, violence or neglect, but also relating to sex offending and a whole range of serious but less tragic events. After a serious incident there often seem to be obvious 'oversights' or mistakes, although some of these can be put down to the wisdom of hindsight. This important course aims to equip managers to examine such incidents and to draw the real lessons from them, while also distinguishing those lessons from 'the wisdom of hindsight'.

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Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents

Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents.

A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)

It is difficult to know what to do after a major incident, but 'nothing' is rarely the best option.

Major incidents such as patient-suicide, assaults, severe self harm, hostage takings etc can be very stressful for the staff concerned. Through lecture, case study and role play, this course examines how best to respond to such situations to minimise the stress; when it's best to say little or nothing, when to get a group of staff together, what to say, what procedures to follow, etc. It provides very clear guidelines in an often confused and difficult area.

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Providing Good Clinical Supervision

Providing Good Clinical Supervision.

A 2-day course.

The course that shows clinicians how to use pre-existing skills to provide effective clinical supervision.

Clinical supervision is a key concept that many people are unclear about. Unclear whether 'supervision' means that you should be ensuring that the supervisee is 'doing it right' or whether you should be providing a sounding board for the supervisee to develop their clinical thinking, or what. This course clarifies it by looking at the current models of supervision, what the professional bodies say about it, and more. The 'more' consists predominantly of learning how to do it, or learning to do it better. The aim is, therefore, that by the end of the 2 days you will both (a) know about clinical supervision and (b) be good at providing it.

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Helping People Manage their Anger and Violence

Helping People Manage their Anger and Violence.

A 3-day course.

This is the new version of APT's Anger Management course, focusing on working with individuals (and groups) who are habitually angry and sometimes violent. It examines the potential problems of working with aggression, but principally focuses on strategies for helping people with such problems overcome their anger and violence.

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