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Dual Diagnosis course feedback

Working with Psychosis (Course 5): Dual Diagnosis - Psychosis and Substance Misuse, course reviews.

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 Dual Diagnosis course has received.

"Really comprehensive course. The tutor's knowledge of the subject area is vast and the way he shaped the course made for a really fun, interactive, and engaging learning opportunity. Thanks so much."

Eilidh Main ('Online Live' version)

"The tutor fantastically presented this course and made it really interesting and explained some really helpful tools that I will take away and implement into my role and way of working."

Lewis James ('Online Live' version)

"Again, APT training has been really helpful and informative. The teaching style really works for these topics. Definitely to be recommended."

Michelle Simmons, Lead Nurse

"Wow! What fantastic and inspirational training!"

Yixian Brown, Social Worker

"Excellent course, very informative and enjoyable and relevant to my work. Would definitely recommend it to colleagues."

Irene Somerville, OT

"An excellent presentation, motivating, informative and thought provoking. Made me think more about how I can improve my practice. Very valuable training. Thank you."

Rita O’Hagan, CPN Addictions

"Brilliant course and well facilitated. The exercises really brought the material alive. Loved the quizzes."

Carol Macey, CPN

"The course was very enjoyable and the content useful. The mix of PowerPoint and activities made it fun and gave the opportunity to test the theory."

Sarah Potter, CPN

"Thank you! Very well presented, relevant real life examples and very interesting. Applicable to my everyday work and will help me practice more effectively. Thanks again!"

Meabh Murray, Residential Social Worker

"Brilliant course and well facilitated. The exercises really brought the material alive."

Carol Macey, CPN

"This course will really improve my practice and has made me excited to try this new way of working with the young people I work with."

Charlotte Bailie, OT

"The best training course I have been on. So helpful."

Charles Kefford, STR

"I think the course was very interesting and kept me interested for the entire 2 days. I would recommend the course to others. Thanks very much."

Course Delegate (Support Worker)

"Very informative and enlightening course. Gained a lot of knowledge about my current patient population and useful relevant management concepts and techniques. Well worth the time and effort to attend."

Course Delegate (Associate Specialist)

"This is one of most well-presented training courses I have attended in a long time. Thank you."

Course Delegate

"This course was very beneficial and I found that the structure was engaging. I felt that I can apply my gained knowledge to practice. The information was very relevant in terms of having to manage patients with Dual Diagnosis in a practical way."

Winnie Hughes, Occupational Therapist

"I found the course very informative and interesting. As a nurse working with dual diagnosis patients I have gained some valid information to look at my skills and work on different approaches with my patients."

Course Delegate

"Fantastic course. Came away with new knowledge, skills and ideas that hopefully will inform my practice and benefit clients’ care and wellbeing. Should enable staff to understand Dual Diagnosis and reduce their fear of this."

Kathleen Cairns, Managing Coordinator

"Really good course, loads of interesting stuff that I can take back to my workplace. Tutor was excellent, she kept me interested all the way through."

James Jones, Support Worker

"Greatly enjoyed this course, left feeling energised and with more insight and with tools to enable me to provide the support our client group deserve."

Course Delegate (Care Worker)

"I really enjoyed this course. I now have a greater understanding of dual diagnosis. It has enabled me to have the ability to return to work and implement a lot of the training material. It has also reassured me that as a staff team we have the skills to support those that come into our service."

Caroline Robertson, Service Leader

"I thought the examples and visual aids and way of presenting by the trainer was well done and really interesting. She is clearly very knowledgeable and has good theory base."

Charity Weir, Project Worker

"Very informative, well presented 3 days. The content was very useful for my practice and I now feel more aware and confident to utilise the techniques that were taught."

N Sharp, CPN

"The tutor presented the course excellently. She was very engaging and had fantastic interpersonal skills. I feel I have learnt a lot from the course and will be using a lot of my new skills/knowledge in my practice."

Clare Sartin, CPN

"Enjoyed all aspects of course and found it more than helpful, informative and can be realistically used within my work with clients. Great training as a team as makes course information easy to share re clients."

Jackie Whittington, CPN

"Very much enjoyed the content and delivery of the course. Discussion and creative problem solving was encouraged. I feel more confident in supporting dual diagnosis clients now."

Annie Hodgkins, Mental Health Nurse

"I really enjoyed both style and content. We work with this challenging group all the time, so it was great to spend 3 days discussing the ways in which we might be able to help our clients. The exercises were varied and teaching methods kept the energy and momentum up."

Tim Reed, Team Manager

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

Gemma Roberts, Nurse

"Great facilitation as last time - brings subject matter to life. Pleasure to attend and learn. Refreshing and stimulating. Definitely recommend to others."

Alison Kelly, Consultant Psychologist

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

Tilda Dowden - Occupational Therapist

"Fantastic!! This course has made my understanding of models of working much greater and will definitely influence my working practices. I will certainly recommend this course to everyone I work with!"

Dominic Gale - Support worker

"Enjoyed the course, very relevant to workplace."

John Garroway. Social Worker

"The enthusiastic, warm approach of trainer reinforced the importance of displaying this approach to service users. In addition to providing valuable information and tools to enhance my practice, the training was fun. This will assist in remembering the information. I would highly recommend the training to colleagues."

Kay Rodger. Project Leader

"Very enjoyable and well presented course. Special thanks to the facilitator for being so enthusiastic and making the 3 day course interesting."

Martin McCall. Staff Nurse

"Very well presented. Well judged for the mixed social work and health group. Tutor encouraged participant from everyone, made it easy to be part of it."

John Gillen. Social Worker

"The course helped me to understand what psychosis is and its symptoms. Also reinforced the need to keep structures in place. Dreams of service users should always be worked towards!"

Noreen McCarthy. Social Worker

"The material was well presented and was highly relevant to my objectives. This course has enhanced my knowledge with regards to the suitable interventions for this client group. I now feel more prepared to look at establishing/developing a service provision for this client group. I have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this course."

Santosh Dade. Team Leader

Dual Diagnosis

Working with Psychosis (Course 5): Dual Diagnosis - Psychosis & Substance Misuse.

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

Leaning on CBT, Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change, this course advocates an integrated approach to Dual Diagnosis in 6 clear steps. You have a chance to practise and examine these steps with prepared cases. Where appropriate it also examines practical issues such as the inter-relationship between substance misuse services and mental health services and discusses how to develop their working together.

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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 ten runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.


Presentation: 99%

Relevance: 96%

Online Live*

Presentation: 96%

Relevance: 93%

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