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Psychological Therapies Diploma

The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies.

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

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

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Executive Summary:

The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies 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 15 days of training made up by attending/choosing five of the seven courses below:

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.

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 Psychological Therapies, 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 Anytime course:

a pre-recorded course you can study any time.

An engaging and relevant online course that can be started and accessed at any time and completed at your own pace, taking breaks to assimilate and practice the skills as they are introduced.

Price: £950 plus VAT per person, or purchase the courses individually at £190 plus VAT per person, per course. The fee covers: 3 years access to the course, certification, registration, and APT Accreditation.
Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason.

(Note, IPT Essentials and CFT Essentials aren't currently available in this format.)

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Option 2: Online Live course:

a live event hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)

A live and interactive online course, 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):

Motivational Interviewing, and how to use it effectively (3-days)

  7-9 February 2022
  11-13 July 2022
  12-14 September 2022
  6-8 February 2023

DBT Essentials (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) (3-days)

  21-23 September 2021 Fully Booked
  19-21 October 2021 (Afternoon/Evening Times)*
  1-3 November 2021
  14-16 December 2021
  31 Jan - 2 Feb 2022
  21-23 March 2022
  13-15 June 2022
  21-23 September 2022
  1-3 November 2022
  12-14 December 2022
  25-27 January 2023

CBT Essentials (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) (3-days)

  20-22 September 2021 Fully Booked
  29 Nov – 1 Dec 2021
  28-30 March 2022
  20-22 June 2022
  19-21 September 2022
  28-30 November 2022

SFT Essentials (Solution-Focused Therapy) (3-days)

  2-4 February 2022
  14-16 September 2022
  1-3 February 2023

ACT Essentials (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) (3-days)

  21-23 September 2021 (*Afternoon/Evening Times)
  8-10 November 2021 Fully Booked
  17-19 January 2022
  7-9 March 2022
  6-8 June 2022
  27-29 September 2022 (*Afternoon/Evening Times)
  7-9 November 2022
  16-18 January 2023

CFT Essentials (Compassion-Focused Therapy) (3-days)

  4-6 October 2021 Fully Booked
  1-3 November 2021 Fully Booked
  27-29 April 2022
  12-14 September 2022
  3-5 October 2022
  1-3 November 2022

IPT Essentials (Interpersonal Psychotherapy) (3-days)

  27-29 June 2022

Price: £1,675 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, hardcopy workbook*, certification, registration, and accreditation. Times: 10am - 3pm (UK) daily, including 45 minutes for lunch (3pm–8pm for evening events).

*PDF workbooks are sent to those outside of the UK, and for delegates attending 3pm-8pm dates.

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For teams and organisations:

Option 1: Online Anytime course:

Engaging and relevant online course, your colleagues attend from home or workplace at times that suit.

Price: £950 plus VAT per person, or purchase the courses individually at £190 plus VAT per person, per course. The fee covers: 3 years access to the course, certification, registration, and APT Accreditation. Guaranteed completion; full refund for those that don’t complete for any reason.

(Note, IPT Essentials and CFT Essentials aren't currently available in this format.)  

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

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

Price: £19,250 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 £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £1,260 plus VAT per person.

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Option 3: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

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

Price: £22,420 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £1,575 plus VAT per person.

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

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Option 4: '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 (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

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.

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy  ❯


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  ❯


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy  ❯


Motivational Interviewing  ❯


Solution-Focused Therapy  ❯

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