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Anxiety in Children and Adolescents training course

The Effective Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents.

'The Effective Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents' is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland.

It is the only training on this topic 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/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online. (2-day version also available.)

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Executive Summary:

This is such an important topic for several reasons: first, its prevalence, anxiety is the single most common mental health problem in children and adolescents; second, the huge impairment it makes to the quality of life of the child and the child's family; third, the impairment to functioning in terms of concentration and exam performance; fourth, the long term consequences in terms of the schemas that are created by the child about him or herself and about those around them.

Who should attend:

People who attend this course may be in one of two categories:

1. Professionals with a significant degree of clinical skill who wish to develop their expertise in the treatment of anxiety.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community or school settings) seeking to develop a common approach and a common level of expertise.

The professional affiliations of people suitable for attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric and school nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and others working in mental health or educational settings.

The course covers a great deal:

Knowing about, understanding, and developing informed empathy for major forms of anxiety: generalised anxiety disorder (where the child has a specific anxiety, for example about school, and this generalises to cloud virtually every moment); phobias, including social phobia or "shyness"; obsessive-compulsive disorder; panic disorder. This course majors on the first two of these, and touches on the latter two.

Teaching methods include lecture, case studies and other exercises, video, and quizzes.

What this course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

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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 for teams and organisations

 for individuals or small groups




For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

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

Price (3-day version): £4,720 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £315 plus VAT per person. 

Price (2-day version): £3,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £210 plus VAT per person.

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

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

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

Price (3-day version): £4,060 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 £252 plus VAT per person. 

Price (2-day version): £2,990 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 £168 plus VAT per person.

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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 (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

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For individuals or small groups:

This course is currently only available for teams/organisations. Please register your interest below if you want to attend this course as an individual and we will notify you when it becomes available.

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Downloadable information sheet:

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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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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last eight runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 99%

Average Relevance rating: 97%



*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'The Effective Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents ' course has received.

"An excellent, informative course. Very well paced and presented ... I feel better prepared to help support children and their families. Thank you."

"This was one of the best and most useful courses I have ever attended. The tutor was great and very engaging. The workbook is very useful. I will be able to use what I have learned for myself, my family and my work. Great!"

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