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APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below is just some of the great written feedback the CBT for PTSD course has received.
"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."
"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."
A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)
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.
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: 90%
Average Relevance rating: 96%
*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.