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The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) is a leading provider of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) training courses throughout the UK and Ireland. Available for individuals and teams, all of the training is accredited by the APT and delegates receive the relevant level of APT accreditation depending on which course(s) they attend, as well as APT's downloadable resources.
The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) provides the following training on Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
A 3-day course.
This course meets demands for a thorough, consistent and values-led approach to Positive Behaviour Support.
The course covers the background and rationale for PBS and then looks at understanding an individual’s needs, analysing their behaviour and understanding the role it fulfils. Positive and proactive, the training will empower delegates to develop individual PBS plans aimed at improving their clients’ environment and wellbeing, thus decreasing the likelihood of disturbed behaviour. Using skills and understanding from the course delegates will be able to develop specific client-centred plans, also considering their situation and family / carers.
Given that some incidents will inevitably still occur the course also covers steps to manage a crisis and to continually review and improve the plan.
This is a powerful approach that improves the environment and wellbeing of both clients and staff. This is the only PBS course that is APT accredited and gives access to relevant web-based APT resources after the course.
Available to everybody.
This exam is available free of charge to those who have attended the APT course 'Positive Behaviour Support', and for a fee to those who have attended similar training from another provider.
It is a web based exam with a high pass mark of 85% and gains you Level 2 in APT accreditation of Positive Behaviour Support. If you don't pass first time you can review the course material and sit it again.
A 3-day course.
This is a course for people who have at least 6 months practice subsequent to receiving Level 3 APT-Accreditation (often much more).
In lectures, the masterclass provides more depth on some of the topics in the Positive Behaviour Support course but is mainly focused on developing skill, based around the following components: listening to and making case presentations, watching video demos by others, role-play/real-play where you interview others and they interview you, and establishing a stable system for support and development for yourself in this area post course. The result is that you enhance your skill and technique, not just your knowledge. Successful completion also gains you APT's Level 4 accreditation in the subject.
A 3-day course.
A relentlessly positive approach to working with disturbed and challenging behaviour.
The 3-day RAID® course is the UK’s leading positive psychology approach for tackling disturbed and challenging behaviour at source: over 20,000 professionals have attended it. It is a comprehensive approach which teaches staff a philosophy and practice not only to deal with disturbed and challenging behaviour when it occurs, but also to prevent it by tackling it at source. Staff feel pleased to share a unified system and to know what they are doing and why they are doing it, while clients delight in a relentlessly positive and empowering approach. The essence of the RAID® approach is to play down disturbed and challenging behaviour as far as safety allows, and to nurture and develop positive behaviour so that it systematically overwhelms and displaces the disturbed and challenging behaviour.
The Association for Psychological Therapies has delivered training at the following locations (and more) in the British Isles.
The Association for Psychological Therapies offers various levels of accreditation to professionals who have completed APT training (or similar).
View the most frequently asked questions about Positive Behaviour Support (e.g. "What is PBS?" and "How does PBS work?").