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Trauma Focused CBT course feedback

Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages - course reviews.
Previously titled: A Complete Psychosocial Intervention for PTSD.

The Association for Psychological Therapies prides itself on the written feedback we receive for our courses. Below is just some of the great reviews the 'Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages' course has received.

"The tutor is a skilled presenter with a wealth of clinical experience to support the theoretical underpinnings and practices presented. Brilliant!"

Lee Sheward ('Online Live' version)

"I sincerely appreciated the tutor's approach, he was clearly a trained clinician who was adept in this model and many others, and could share meaningful case examples. He had a good pace, and created a supportive an d open environment where it was easy to engage. Thank you so much."

Allie Borgstrom ('Online Live' version)

"The tutor did an excellent job, his pace and compassionate personality made the topic of Trauma to be light (not traumatising). His clinical experience was very helpful and validating . I learnt a lot."

Adenike Bolarinwa ('Online Live' version)

"Excellent course. Instructor was knowledgeable and integrated theory into practice which supported the learning."

Course Delegate ('Online Live' version)

"The course was informative and well developed. The practitioner was very knowledgeable and engaged well with our group to answer questions and areas of interest."

Will McIlhiney ('Online Live' version)

"Great course. The presenter was by far the best I've had ... He was knowledgeable, compassionate, and passionate about his work and about the subject. Thank you so much, I have a renewed enthusiasm and insight for working with my lovely people."

Cid Macdonald ('Online Live' version)

"Excellent course with lots of relevant materials that we will be able to use in practice. Presenter was charismatic, knowledgeable, and able to hold the attention of the group!"

Cory Teahan ('Online Live' version)

"Great course! Lots of valuable information that we can apply in our work. The exercises and case studies enable us to apply our learning and brainstorm with other participants."

Course Delegate ('Online Live' version)

"Fantastic course, really enjoyed it. Knowledgeable and engaging tutor who made a tough subject fun."

Tom Lamb ('Online Live' version)

"Really well presented, especially for a virtual course. Really engaging."

Jessica Eales ('Online Live' version)

"Fantastic course which offered not only education but reassurance and guidance. Brilliantly delivered by Lynda who was extremely knowledgeable, warm and friendly."

Ashleigh Roach ('Online Live' version)

"The most impactful training I have been on in a long time. It has instilled a sense of confidence and provided reassurance for the work that I have been doing already. It has provided further guidance on how this can be embedded into the service and practice."

Course Delegate ('Online Live' version)

"Felt this course was super beneficial. I felt I took a lot from it in a professional and personal way. Thank you!"

Samantha Travers ('Online Live' version)

"The course was excellent! Really enjoyed it and so pleased that the content is at a level that is not too complex and enhances not only our skills but our service delivery also. The tutor was very personable and engaging and made everyone feel comfortable. Highly recommend this course."

Craig James ('Online Live' version)

"Excellent course, very well presented.."

Jane Culpin ('Online Live' version)

"A very enjoyable and info-packed 3 days, with lots to take back to practise ... fab tutor, encouraging and warm, allowing us to feel comfortable each day."

Angela Oxer ('Online Live' version)

"Very well presented by a very knowledgeable person, with great insights that can only come from vast experience in the area."

Simon Johnson ('Online Live' version)

"The tutor was an fantastic course provider, she is extremally knowledgeable and professional. She made the course very relevant and engaging. Very impressed with the course as a whole."

Helen Barham ('Online Live' version)

"I really enjoyed this training, I found the material very useful, practical and applicable to our client group. I liked the pace and mix of resources and very well presented."

Vanessa Craigie ('Online Live' version)

"Given this had to be online, the tutor made it very varied and interesting - use of videos and breakout rooms was very helpful and kept the course alive. Many thanks."

Course Delegate ('Online Live' version)

"Enjoyed the contents and the delivery of the group. This training has provided me with information that I will definitely use in my service, as I haven't felt very confident with PTSD before, but I do feel more confident now."

Course Delegate ('Online Live' version)

"Brilliant, absolutely brilliant."

Susan O'Shea ('Online Live' version)

"Thank you so much for this training. Which has been both informative and interactive. The tutor's presentation style is fantastic. I look forward to to offering this course with the rest of my team."

Shelley Brough ('Online Live' version)

"Really enjoyed this course. I felt privileged to benefit from the practical experiences of the tutor over his years of practice. This really enriched the material and made it 'real'. It's difficult to concentrate on Zoom but I did not have a problem with this course. The tutor's warmth, empathy and genuine passion for helping people really came across. Thank you for putting 'your all' into this training."

Michelle Trolley ('Online Live' version)

"A good course delivered well with plenty of opportunity for participation and clarification. A very practical approach with problem solving and achievable goals for pupils without being a rigid model. Good to see emphasis on therapeutic relationship and core conditions."

Bethan Francis ('Online Live' version)

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was very well presented with an excellent balance of theory and clinical examples. It is useful in a variety of contexts, and puts human connection and child empowerment at it's centre."

Lucy Harrold ('Online Live' version)

"Really interesting and worthwhile course. A chance to learn new skills and consolidate old. Usable and relevant. Best CBT course I have attended. Engaging and motivating training. Thank you."

Louise Murray ('Online Live' version)

"Highly relevant, met all my learning objectives, brilliantly presented."

Jessica Hope ('Online Live' version)

"A really useful, enjoyable, and interesting course. Brilliantly presented. Loved the examples. A very positive, practical, and hopeful approach. I will use what I've learnt a lot."

Amanda Griffiths ('Online Live' version)

"Really well delivered, entertaining and inspiring."

Dean Scourfield ('Online Live' version)

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course ... We were given many useful practical ideas and tools which I can see myself using within the counselling room. It was all expertly delivered to us, backed up by real life experience and examples."

Jennie Shales ('Online Live' version)

"So enjoyed these three days. Fantastic delivery and content!"

Helen Lloyd ('Online Live' version)

"The course is well presented and works well via Zoom. The material covers relevant and interesting topics which I will be able to use in my practice as a whole."

Course delegate ('Online Live' version)

"Excellent, well presented course. Very informative, friendly and helpful lecturer. I learned loads and feel it was all relevant in my practice."

Course delegate ('Online Live' version)

"Very knowledgeable; I appreciate all the information shared with us. Martin's presence and attitude were remarkable... Thank you!"

Soledad Silva ('Online Live' version)

"Very beneficial, flexible presenter who adapts to the needs of the participants."

Dr Chady Rahme ('Online Live' version)

"It was a very dynamic session with practical and applicable tools and techniques."

Fadi El Halabi ('Online Live' version)

"The course was relevant, interesting and expertly presented."

Rebecca Knowles CAMHS MH Practitioner

"Excellent facilitation with extremely relevant content. Fantastic to relate content to real life case studies. Really helpful to have practical strategies to take away and use in clinical work."

Course Delegate

"I felt I required such important and applicable knowledge for my profession. It has been one of the best trainings I have completed in a very long time."

Jane Barker, Mental Health Coordinator

"This was very rewarding and informative ... the tutor is an awesome presenter!!"

Diane West-Walsh, Psychologist

"Wonderful course ... Lots of practical information I can put into practice right away."

Kellie O'Leary, Mental Health Coordinator

"I have to say that I have found the course more than 'very useful', I would rate the course as excellent, and I have no hesitation in recommending the course to healthcare professionals. In fact I have been lucky enough to have attended several APT courses all of which were delivered to a very high standard! Thank you."

James Wagstaff, Care Coordinator / Community Psychiatric Nurse (Feedback taken 4 months after course completion)

"Very useful, enjoyable and will give me more confidence in my role. Everything about the course was useful and relevant ... very professional."

Debbie Roberts, Manager

"Fabulous course ... will enjoy putting into practice. Thank you."

Wendy Smith, Personality Disorder Practitioner

"Outstanding course, expertly presented."

Paul Robertson, Dep. Charge Nurse

"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and the ideas/techniques will be useful in working with my clients. Also will inform the discussions I hope to have in the newly formed group supervision sessions. I work with people with long term mental health problems and feel that many of the techniques described will be valuable in my work with them."

Susan Williams, Community Mental Health Social Worker

"The course was really relevant to me and my practice and methods adaptable to other areas and mental health issues. Really well presented and fun to participate, thank you."

Adrianne Close, Care Coordinator

"Very enjoyable and informative two day course. The tutors created a relaxed atmosphere which greatly facilitated learning."

Peter McLaren, Counsellor

"The course and its details and learning fully engaged me and will be of great effectiveness in my client work. Thank you."

Michael Coleman, Councellor

"Very informative, enjoyed it."

Juliet Meehan, Psychological Therapist

"I really enjoyed the hand out sheets to use with clients. I fund the course very informative for helping my knowledge and skills with PTSD."

Lyndsay Stamp, Psychological Therapist

"Clearly set out."

Ruth Wallace, Therapist

"Fun - as no pressure and there was respect for learning styles. Practical small group work."

Esther Hall, Senior Practitioner

"It feels like a simple, logical follow on from what I've learned already. I think my expectation is to learn something new and different, but progressing and enhancing the previous learning is refreshing, clear and simple."

Lynda Burr, Acting Operations Manager

"Very good, thank you."

Carol Farrelly, SNR Prac

"The course has provided me with a good understanding of PTSD and the strategies to work with."

Course Delegate

Trauma Focused CBT training

Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages.

A 3-day course.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is literally a life changing disorder. It is famously difficult to treat, yet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can produce impressive results.

Experiencing a life-threatening event can leave the person with effects including: persistently re-experiencing the event (e.g. intrusive thoughts and images of it), a numbing of general responsiveness (e.g. less interest in significant activities and a feeling of detachment from others), persistent hyperarousal (e.g. difficulty sleeping, irritability, exaggerated startle response) adding up to significant distress or impaired functioning. This course examines effective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based interventions (a) to ameliorate these effects and (b) to greatly improve the patient's quality of life where some effects cannot be mitigated.

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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 five runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.


Presentation: 95%

Relevance: 98%

Online Live*

Presentation: 92%

Relevance: 91%

*This online live ratings are taken from the last seven runnings of the course in this format.

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