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The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis™ is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland.
It is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma for working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. (2-day version also available.)
Assessing adolescents and children in crisis settings often causes professionals a lot of concern. They wonder whether they have the necessary skills, they are concerned about the potential volatility of the situation, they are unfamiliar with having another adult (the parent or carer) present and concerned, they are not sure about consent and confidentiality issues, and they are not completely sure what their role is: assessment, risk-assessment, management, or what?
This course sets out to give clear and effective advice about assessing adolescents in crisis, so professionals can feel confident in their clinical skills and confident that they are covering what is meant to be covered.
All professionals who see adolescents in crisis situations, whether as their principal professional task or otherwise. Attenders include those who are used to seeing adults in crisis and want to broaden their skills to adolescents, as well as professionals who are used to seeing adolescents in routine practice and want to broaden their skills to cover crisis situations.
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 125,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
for individuals or small groups
For individuals or small groups:
Option 1: Online Live course:
a live event hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)
A live and interactive online course, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend:
22-24 May 2023
Price: £440 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, hardcopy workbook*, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2. Times: 10am - 4pm (UK) daily, including 45 minutes for lunch.
* PDF workbooks are sent to those outside of the UK.
Click here to download a printable information sheet
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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, which are updated periodically.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis™ course has received.
“Very good course ... It should be mandatory for clinicians working with minors!”
“What a fantastic course – I wish all the clinicians in the Trust would have this opportunity. The knowledge and skills learnt are not only applicable to adolescents but in all other clinical settings."