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'Warm and Effective Management of Challenging Behaviour in Older People, using non-physical techniques only' is a 2-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of training for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland.
It is the only training on this topic that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online.
Even now, not everybody takes seriously violence and aggression from older people, and yet, like anyone else, they are well able to inflict serious damage. Violence and aggression are extremely unpleasant and worrying for most people. We therefore want to feel able to deal with it if the need arises, and to do so in a way that maintains the dignity of both parties and the working relationship between them. Moreover most employers now realise their responsibility in equipping their workforce with appropriate training.
The problem arises in just how to deal with it. Naturally most people don't want to 'meet fire with fire' - to become aggressive and violent themselves - especially with older people. The need is therefore for non physical techniques that are powerful and effective. It is to meet that need that this course was developed.
A proper understanding of aggression and violence.
If you can understand what causes aggression and violence you are half way to overcoming it.
Knowing what to do about it.
The person who starts with the right attitude, avoids the traps in body language and also knows what to say, can deal with most aggressive situations.
If all else fails.
No matter how bad things are, there is always a best option.
Prevention is better than cure: Risk Assessment.
Afterwards, the risk is obvious. It needs to be just as obvious before the event.
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 and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.
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 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For teams and organisations:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price: £4,750 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £290 plus VAT per person.
To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organisation.
Price: £3,170* plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £10 per extra address). Extra delegates £190 plus VAT per person.
*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of £100 plus VAT per day.
Option 3: '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 each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held Face-to-Face or Online).
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our courses for professionals working with older people have received.
"Hooray, the best presented, organised, stress free course I have ever attended since working within mental health nursing. All sessions were relevant to my area of nursing. I hope to be attending future courses with APT."
"I would recommend this course to anybody working with older people, be they nurses, occupational therapists, doctors, family members and carers."