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Crisis intervention in the NHS and independent health facilities.

Below is a list of available courses that we can bring to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee, no matter where you are. All of the training automatically carries APT accreditation with it, backed by the weight of over 150,000 professionals have attended APT's mental health training since foundation in 1981.

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Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations

Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Intervention, in Crisis Situations.

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

This course is designed for people who have predominantly short term contact with clients, either by phone or face to face. Typically those clients will be in or approaching a psychotic episode, suffering with a personality disorder, or so distressed that they may harm themselves or attempt suicide. The key aspects of these disorders are therefore covered, and, in particular, major effective strategies for effective brief intervention. Additionally the principles behind these interventions are covered, to facilitate long term beneficial impact, along with risk assessment in such high stress situations.

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The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis

The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children & Adolescents in Crisis.™

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

Using existing clinical skills and Davies's structured interview.

Assessing adolescents and children in crisis settings often causes professionals a lot of concern. They wonder whether they have the necessary skills, they are concerned about the potential volatility of the situation, they are unfamiliar with having another adult (the parent) present and concerned, they are not sure about consent and confidentiality issues, and they are not completely sure what their role is: assessment, risk-assessment, management, or what?

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SFT Essentials

SFT Essentials (Solution-Focused Therapy).

A 3-day course.

An approach to problems that is fundamentally positive and comes as a breath of fresh air to professionals and clients alike.

Another of APT's top courses, this aims to introduce you to the principles of SFT / SFBT in a way that gives you a firm grasp of them and enables you to use them in a safe and helpful way. You should become at home with the approach which is often seen as a 'breath of fresh air' both to client and professional, looking for and finding effective solutions for problems, rather than being sucked further and further into the problem itself.

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The ABC Course

Aggressive-Behaviour Control: The ABC Course™

A 2-day course. (1-day version also available.)

Powerful non-physical techniques for handling aggression and violence in the least restrictive way.

Whether you simply want to be effective in controlling aggression or whether your focus is on least restrictive approaches, this course is for you. The 'original' of courses on the least restrictive management of aggression it has been attended by thousands of professionals. Providing the foundation knowledge on how and why anger and aggression develop, it shows: how to prevent aggressive and violent incidents (both to oneself and others), key techniques for responding to an actively aggressive or violent person, and what to do after an incident has been resolved. Everything you need to know about least restrictive responses to anger, aggression and violence.

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Telephone Counselling Training

Counselling People in Crisis, by Phone or Zoom.

A 3-day course.

This course has two clear aims: (1) To teach the principal crisis counselling skills and how they can be applied by phone, Zoom, Teams etc. (2) To provide key, usable information on the three biggest crisis areas: psychosis; personality disorder; suicidality. And to integrate those two skill-sets into a whole that can be taken away and used straight away by the delegates attending.

As the title suggests, the overall aim of this course is to give delegates as much useful information and skill as possible, that they can use in crisis situations, even when working remotely.

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Least restrictive practice

Least restrictive practice: Training courses for working with disturbed and challenging behaviour, including aggression and violence.

Including RAID®, PBS (Positive Behaviour Support), de-escalation, anger management, and debriefing. For professionals working to achieve safe wards, safe homes, and safety for everyone.

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