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Core Clinical Skills Training

Core Clinical Skills.

Below is a list of the Core Clinical Skills training courses we can bring to your own organisation for a fixed all-inclusive fee, no matter where you are. All of the training is accredited by APT (The Association for Psychological Therapies), backed by the weight of over 125,000 professionals having attended APT courses since foundation in 1981.

Leading Structured Groups

Leading Structured Groups.

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

Intensive coaching, practice and feedback in delivering prepared input to groups.

Over its 33 years existence, APT has learned a lot about leading structured groups and this course is designed to impart as much as possible of that knowledge to people who need to run groups themselves. There is relatively much less lecture input on this course than on most APT courses and much more emphasis on role play. Rather like learning to drive a car, you learn more by doing it than by discussing it, so, over the three days every delegate has a chance to (a) run a structured group, (b) be a participant on a structured group and (c) objectively analyse other people running groups. By the end of the course our aim is that firstly you know a lot about running groups, but, more importantly, you are able to do it well: the tutor will spend much more time in coaching than in lecturing.

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Realising Recovery and Social Inclusion

Realising Recovery and Social Inclusion™

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

Realising just what the Recovery philosophy implies, and making it come true for service users.

Covering: (1) The history and spirit of the Recovery concept and movement. (2) A clear vision of what constitutes the Recovery concept. How to change the quality of day-to-day interactions to alter the person's experience by increasing 'personalisation', choice, and involvement. Having a risk assessment and management system that is in line with this. Increasing opportunities for building a life 'beyond illness'. Truly believing in the person. (3) The 10 essential capabilities to implement the Recovery concept effectively. (4) Measuring and monitoring the changes generated. (5) Developing the system: how to act on the results of your monitoring to generate a permanent positive feedback loop.

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Single-Session Therapy Training

Single-Session Therapy, and maximum benefit.

A 1-day course

This course is available 'Open' (where you come to us) or Onsite (where we come to you and deliver it to a group of up to 15 delegates).

All clinicians want to provide patients with the maximum benefit, but many are acutely aware that while they are providing one person with the best they can offer, they are providing ten or more others with nothing at all. And that clearly isn’t equitable, either for the patients concerned or for the clinician, who often feels frustrated and under pressure as a result. This course is designed to illustrate that there is a realistic solution to the dilemma and that a single session input can be surprisingly effective and rewarding, both for patients and clinicians. Appropriately for busy clinicians, this is an suitably short course!

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Exposure Therapy

Exposure Therapy.

A 1-day course.

This is a 1-day input designed for mental health professionals.

The course covers how to apply exposure therapy – especially graded exposure – and what conditions it works well for. It also covers the pitfalls to avoid, and the conditions it usually doesn’t work well for. Those who attend the course receive a certificate to verify the fact, and accreditation that allows them access to any resources associated with the course.

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