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Dual Diagnosis Training

APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis, Course 5:

Dual Diagnosis - Psychosis and Substance Misuse.

'Dual Diagnosis - Psychosis and Substance Misuse' 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 the only Dual Diagnosis training 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. (2-day version also available.)

Please note: you can attend one, some, or all of 'APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis' courses, in whichever order is best for you. 

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Executive Summary:

Dual diagnosis is generally viewed as a difficult presentation to treat. Frequently the patient may be resistant to the idea of illness, disillusioned with conventional medication, and resigned to 'self-medicating'. Other times, such patients simply cannot see there is a problem. To bring effective help in such a situation is a very skilled task, and the focus of this course.

Agenda and learning objectivities:

What the course will do for you:

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.

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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:

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NICE guidelines relevant to this course:

Psychosis and Schizophrenia in children and young people: recognition and management (CG155)  ❯

Psychosis and Schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management (CG178)  ❯


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.

Psychosis Training Courses


Psychosis Training Courses  ❯


Course 1: CBT for Psychosis - Key Knowledge and Skills for Everyday Interactions  ❯


Course 2: CBT for Psychosis - Assessment, Formulation, and Helping Strategies  ❯


Course 3: Early Intervention  ❯


Course 4: Family Interventions  ❯


Course 5: Dual Diagnosis  ❯


Course 6: The Masterclass  ❯


Psychosis Diploma  ❯


Realising Recovery and Social Inclusion  ❯

Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

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.

Average Presentation rating: 98%

Average Relevance rating: 96%



*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'Course 5: Dual Diagnosis' course has received.

"Brilliant training, got loads out of it and will be using a lot of the techniques with clients. I would recommend to everyone!"

"Excellent facilitator - very interesting course and useful case study illustrations ... Best course I've been on for a longtime (if ever!) Thank you."

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