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Crisis Counselling Training

Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations.

Crisis Intervention Training is a key concept for many professionals and Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations 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/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online. (2-day version also available.)

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Executive Summary:

This course is designed for people who have predominantly short term contact with clients, either by phone or face to face. Typically those clients will be in or approaching a psychotic episode, suffering with a personality disorder, or so distressed that they may harm themselves or attempt suicide. The key aspects of these disorders are therefore covered, and, in particular, major effective strategies for effective brief intervention. Additionally the principles behind these interventions are covered, to facilitate long term beneficial impact, along with risk assessment in such high stress situations.

Course Objectives/Agenda Items:

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 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 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

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 for teams and organisations

 for individuals or small groups




For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price (3-day version): £4,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £300 plus VAT per person. 

Price (2-day version): £3,330 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £200 plus VAT per person.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price (3-day version): £3,870 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 £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £240 plus VAT per person. 

Price (2-day version): £2,850 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 £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £160 plus VAT per person.

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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 (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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For individuals or small groups:

This course is currently only available for teams/organisations. Please register your interest below if you want to attend this course as an individual and we will notify you when it becomes available.

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Downloadable information sheet:

Click here to download a printable information sheet


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NICE guidelines relevant to this course:

Self-harm in over 8s: short-term management and prevention of recurrence (CG16)  ❯


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.

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Suicide Prevention  ❯


The DICES® Risk System  ❯

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations' course has received.

"The course is almost like doing Psychiatric training again, albeit in 3 days, "fantastic"."

"Excellent course and facilitator. Really enjoyed and learnt a great deal. Feel much more positive with regards to being a more effective practitioner, intend to make changes to how I practice. The most effective course I have attended in a long time!!"

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