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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 Family Interventions course has received.
"What a super way to spend 2 days. The content was vast but really well delivered with lots of opportunity to share thoughts and experience … This is a relevant course for anyone working with a family and their loved ones accessing our service."
Katie West, RMN
"Really invaluable 2 days – will definitely benefit my work professionally and will be able to apply everything I’ve learnt with families. Great course and delivered brilliantly."
Meghan Teviotdale, Clinical Support Worker
"Very insightful and educational, will definitely apply knowledge learnt to future practice."
Kelly Wright, Student Nurse
"I really enjoyed this course and I found it very educational. I will take back to my role the skills I have learnt and for that reason I really valued the course content and the vast knowledge of the tutor."
Nicola Collins, Peer Support Worker
"Will greatly enhance my practice."
Simon Johnson, Nurse
"I would encourage anyone considering these courses to do them asap!!"
Alan Beattie, Support Worker
"I really enjoyed the training. The tutor was very knowledgeable about the material and delivered in an engaging way that made the content relevant and very interesting. The role play and group discussions was good for practicing skills and building our confidence. Thanks again for amazing training."
Course Delegate (CPN)
"The tutor was brilliant – overwhelmed with information and the level of information that he was able to convey. He clearly has amazing knowledge and is clearly passionate about making sure others are able to know where the theory comes from to put it into practice."
Kelly Owen, CPN
"One of the best training courses I have been to. Incredibly informative and given information in a manageable fashion."
Adrain Hillier, CPN
"I feel very happy to be able to attend the course. I found it well-structured and very well presented. I am sure I will incorporate the knowledge in practice. I would like to attend further courses to boost my skills and knowledge."
Heili Cliburn, Student Nurse
"The tutor was amazing! Really knowledgeable and made the whole three days fun and interesting at all times. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
Jemma Arrow, Student Mental Health Nurse
"Great discussions and handouts and further overview of the components of family intervention program. Good role play and encouragement in participation to increase learning. Really intense but brilliant 3 days. Thank you."
Jackie Whittington, CPN
"This continues to have been the best course I have attended in a long time. Useful handouts to use with clients. Good opportunity to discuss theory and put into practice in small groups. I have already started to use the tools with the young people I work with."
Course Delegate (Occupational Therapist)
"The course was very relevant to the work that I and the team do, it was presented in a manageable manner and it was easy to ask questions (due to the way the course was presented). The tutor was knowledgeable and I found the course quite inspiring. Many thanks."
Brendan Melvin, AMHP
"Excellent learning experience, full of theory based information, discussion and practical exercises."
Carolyn Cieslewicz, Senior Social Work Practitioner
"An exceptionally well delivered and evidence based (and referenced) course, tailored towards the EIP approach. The use of and sharing of various modes of delivery (e.g. slides, handouts, assessment tools) addressed all the learning styles."
Karl Bradley, Team Leader
"By far, the best training course I've attended."
Sarah Mountjoy, Student Nurse
"Thanks for a fantastic, educating course and as a nurse I will be able to use a lot of the material in practice, especially around family intervention work. This was a fab refresh for my practice and around psychosis. I found the the course very interactive and the role plays really helpful."
Oliver Sear, CPN
"One of the best training courses that I have attended."
"This course is a 'must do' for all members of the multidisciplinary team."
Edith Maphasa, Staff Nurse
"I enjoyed the sessions. I am going back to work differently with clients and their families. The course is an eye opener not only in my profession as a nurse but my role as parent. I have come to understand how behaviour as a parent towards a child could have an effect on his feelings and behaviour. I would recommend this course anytime."
Anna Onuoha, CMHN
"Every professional going to visit a family should attend this course to realise the full potential benefits to the client that good family interventions can have."
Rachel Turpin, Occupational Therapist
"Brilliant, informative, enjoyable."
Jacquie Gullett, CPN
"Excellent Course, excellently presented."
Donna Gough, CPN
"I will highly recommend my colleagues to attend this course."
Billy Castillo, Community Mental Health Nurse
"This course is one of the best I have been on."
"I want more … it was brilliant!"
Lisa Carmody, Care Coordinator
"This is a new course which needed to be taught a long time ago. Excellent content and will benefit all mental health professionals."
Gurmit Singh Dhillon, RMN
"Excellent course, enjoyed the interactive work, scenarios and easily presented
Staff Nurse, Home Treatment Team
"Really enjoyed the course. A great chance to reassess what I know about psychosis. Found the role plays really, really helpful to put into practice the theory. Tutor explained information really well and gave loads of chances to ask questions. I feel really enthusiastic about going back to work and using what I've learnt. Thanks."
Tracy Murphy, Staff Nurse
"Excellent facilitator, well presented and structured. Inclusion of all participants. Very relevant to my area of work."
Mike Aurokium, Senior Specialist Practitioner
"I found the course very useful and interesting as it incorporated a lot of areas worth considering as professionals, when dealing with service users and their families."
Elizabeth Osifo. Community Mental Health Nurse
"It was good to refresh on knowledge of psychosis and its systematic presentation. Statistics were interesting on the findings of relapse with high expressed emotion families. It gives me an opportunity to refresh my approach of intervention with families, specially formulating more structured ways of problem findings and solutions pathway … would recommend the course to anyone."
Mala Seenauth, CMHN
"I enjoyed the course. I learned what I came for and it will help in trying to review the service criteria. The tutor was knowledgeable, easy and generous in her discussion and explanation. The material provided was excellent. I am very happy that I attended this course. Well done."
Najeha Majed, Bilingual Counsellor
"Very useful information about family dynamics at different stages of intervention. It was very valuable in terms of being able to approach this type of intervention as an OT – i.e. emphasis on functionality. Role play was facilitated really well and was very insightful for me."
Sean Nugent, Occupational Therapist
"Good course. Well presented. Gave good examples of how it would be relevant to my practice. Reinforced the need to involve and inform families which at times we forget."
Paul Hanna, Home Treatment Worker
"Thank you the course was full of useful information that has fired me up to working with our clients."
Susan Crooks, Day Service Manager
"Excellent course, enjoyed the interactive work, scenarios and easily presented information. Another good APT course that has increased my knowledge base. Thanks."
"Very good course giving clear account of family intervention work and this can be referred to when carrying out this work with clients. We will be able to use components of the intervention in short term work which will be beneficial to the HJ/CR Team members."
Janice Preen, Home Treatment Team Leader
"Attending this course has provided me with a lot of knowledge I will most definitely use and reflect on what I can use at my place of work. It was also very well presented and explained excellently."
Carolyn Williams, Psychiatric Nurse
"A very enjoyable three day course which was very informative and well presented. The course will enable me to use the knowledge and skills in my workplace."
"Very interesting course that gave me lots of tools of use in my work, also made me think about what I'm doing when working with families."
"I feel much more assertive and confident in working with families and group work in general. Overall, I'd highly rate the benefits of this course."
A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)
By making major differences in the family's behavior, the professional can create a therapeutic milieu that benefits the patient (and the family) constantly. That is what this course aims to achieve. It does so by (a) addressing areas we know to be important, such as the 'expressed emotion' research, and (b) giving proper answers to questions that concern the family, like how to support the person in maintaining friendships and work.
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: 98%
*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.