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Mental Health Diagnoses Diploma

The APT Diploma in Working with common mental health diagnoses.

'The APT Diploma in Working with common mental health diagnoses' provides 90 hours of focused training and is from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of training for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland.

It is the only Diploma in this subject that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for whole teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online.

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Executive Summary:

'The APT Diploma in Working with common mental health diagnoses' provides 90 hours of training, leading to Level 4 APT accreditation. Attend the diploma as an individual or we can bring the training to you for a fixed fee, to ensure you get a supportive group addressing the same material.

The diploma comprises 90 hours of training made up by selecting 15 days of training from the courses below. Your team/organisation chooses the courses and you then all attend the same five courses:

To be awarded the diploma, students must also complete an online exam (in their own time) after each course.

If you have already attended one or more of these courses in the last 2 years, then you have an exemption for that subject(s), you don't need to attend the same course again. If you have already attended the equivalent of one or more of these courses from another training-provider in the last 2 years, then again you have an exemption for that subject(s), although you do need to submit evidence of the training and pay a reading fee for APT assessing it.

Please note that the diploma should be completed in not more than 2 years from the date you undertake the first course.

The Diploma can also be awarded by completing the individual courses separately, across 2 years.

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining The APT Diploma in Working with common mental health diagnoses, and receive a certificate to this effect and Level 4 accreditation which gains you access to the resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation to use the resources lasts for 3 years and is renewable by attending a Masterclass top-up day or submitting evidence of continued practice, and your reflections on that practice (to the required level).

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 125,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.


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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:


Option 1: Online Live course:

Live events hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)

Live and interactive online courses, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Select the dates you would like to attend for 5 out of the 7 courses below. (If you would like to purchase the courses individually, please book them through the individual course pages by clicking the blue headings):

The ADDRESS® Course for Working with Personality Disorder  3-days

  21-23 November 2022 Fully Booked
  19-21 April 2023
  20-22 November 2023

CBT Essentials  3-days

  28-30 November 2022 Fully Booked
  9-11 January 2023
  27-29 March 2023
  19-21 June 2023
  18-20 September 2023
  22-24 November 2023
  4-6 March 2024

Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages  3-days

  5-7 December 2022 Fully Booked
  1-3 March 2023
  27-29 September 2023
  6-8 December 2023
  6-8 March 2024

CBT for Eating Disorders  3-days

  5-7 December 2022 (Afternoon/Evening Times)
  4-6 December 2023 (Afternoon/Evening Times)

CBT Plus, with Suicidality  3-days

  5-7 July 2023

CBT Plus, with Alcohol and Substance Misuse  3-days

  21-23 June 2023

CBT Plus, with ADHD: intervention across the ages, from children to adults  3-days

  12-14 December 2022 Fully Booked
  8-10 March 2023
  4-6 October 2023

CBT plus, for Lifestyle Issues affecting mental and physical wellbeing  3-days

  2-4 October 2023

Price: £1,775 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, hardcopy workbook*, certification, registration, and accreditation. Times: 10am - 4pm (UK) daily, including 45 minutes for lunch (3pm–9pm for afternoon/evening events).

*PDF workbooks are sent to those outside of the UK.

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For teams and organisations:

Option 1: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £21,525 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £10 per extra address, per course). Extra delegates £1,425 plus VAT per person.

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Option 2: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £29,550 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £1,950 plus VAT per person. 

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held Face-to-Face or Online).

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 125,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

Quick Links


The ADDRESS® Course for working with Personality Disorder  ❯


CBT Plus, with ADHD: intervention across the ages, from children to adults  ❯


CBT for Anger and Violence  ❯


CBT plus, for Lifestyle Issues affecting mental and physical wellbeing  ❯


CBT Essentials  ❯


CBT Plus, with Suicidality  ❯


CBT for Psychosis - Key Knowledge and Skills for Everyday Interactions  ❯


Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages  ❯


CBT Plus, with Alcohol and Substance Misuse  ❯


CBT for Eating Disorders  ❯


CBT for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)  ❯


CBT with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: There Must Be A Better Way®  ❯


Older People: Key Knowledge and Skills for Providing Effective Support  ❯


CBT for Panic  ❯

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