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Some problems are so difficult that they need a specific package of measures directed at them and APT's Severe and Intractable Problems provides just that. All of the training automatically carries APT accreditation with it, backed by the weight of over 125,000 professionals have attended APT's mental health training since foundation in 1981. 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.
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.
A 2-day course.
Stopping self harm and replacing it with something better.
The title of this course captures the philosophy behind it. Self-harm, though inexplicable to anyone who has never felt the urge to harm themselves, normally serves a very clear purpose. The secret of success is, therefore, to identify that purpose and achieve it in a less traumatic way. Simple in theory, far from simple in practice, this course examines exactly how to achieve it successfully.
A 3-day course.
A powerful integrated package for working effectively with personality disorder.
This course combines relevant aspects of Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to form a powerful and systematic intervention for personality disorder. It highlights the problem behaviours associated with personality disorder, how to conceptualise those behaviours in specific cases, how to facilitate insight and motivation in the patient, and how to generate change strategies. Importantly it also gives participants a chance to practise applying them to prepared scenarios.
A 3-day course.
When use of mood altering substances gets out of control it ruins the person's life - until we help them regain control.
The maladaptive use of mood altering substances (importantly, including alcohol) may easily devastate the life of the user and of those around them. Although onset may be insidious the effect can be far reaching and difficult to reverse without skilled and determined intervention. This course covers the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy solution.
Suicide prevention is a vitally important topic because it affects so many people, and it affects them so deeply. Historically, professionals have found it a difficult subject to work with, and we have developed a series of courses with the aim of remedying that. Our suicide prevention training consists of:
1. Suicide Awareness (half-day)
2. Suicide-Risk Assessment and Management (2 days)
3. CBT Plus, with Suicidality (3 days)
4. Using your existing skills to work effectively with suicide (2 days)