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Free Webinars for Mental Health Professionals

FREE Live Webinars and Online Live Courses.

It looks like COVID-19 lockdown is back so our free webinars are back too! Last time we had masses of wonderful feedback that kept us going (e.g. “This is the one good thing to come out the crisis.”) so we are again hosting a series of online events.

All of the below events are delivered live and interactively via Zoom, and all mental health and related professionals are welcome to attend, as is everybody.
 

 Upcoming Events

 Past Events and Recordings




Upcoming Events:



Avoiding the fatal Second Arrow: Acceptance

Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 2pm-3pm London time

In this module from the APT, we'll be talking about how to neutralise the extremely destructive 'second arrow,' through a principle of mindfulness: acceptance. The 'second arrow' refers to the spiral that so often occurs when for instance a person becomes depressed and then becomes frustrated that they are depressed, which makes them more distressed, which makes them more depressed and frustrated, and so on downwards. An exactly parallel effect occurs with anxiety, irritability, psychotic conditions and more.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, chaired by Amy George

Dr William Davies is the Head of Applied Clinical Psychology at the APT and is the author of post qualification courses on CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and more. These have been attended by well over 100,000 mental health professionals in the UK alone.

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Case Formulation: making sense of the information you obtain

Wednesday 10th February 2021, 2pm-3pm London time

In this Case Formulation Module from the APT, you'll learn how to appraise the 6 P's of case formulation: the patient's problem, pre-disposing factors, precipitating factors, perpetuating factors, positive and protective factors and of course, the plan! It enables us to form a powerful strategy to organise the information we obtain in the assessment so we can help the patient as quickly and effectively as possible. And without it, we can be very much 'stumbling in the dark.'

Speaker: Dr William Davies, chaired by Amy George

Dr William Davies is the Head of Applied Clinical Psychology at the APT and is the author of post qualification courses on CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and more. These have been attended by well over 100,000 mental health professionals in the UK alone.

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Consultation Meetings: why you should set them up, and how to do it

Wednesday 17th February 2021, 2pm-3pm London time

In this distance learning module from the APT, we talk about what consultation meetings are, why they're valuable, and how to structure them for maximum benefit. If you work with extremely distressing and demanding conditions - as many mental health professionals do - or work with very specific therapeutic approaches which need close adherence to their principles, then it is virtually certain that your work will be tremendously facilitated by well organised consultation meetings. This module shows you how to achieve just that.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, chaired by Amy George

Dr William Davies is the Head of Applied Clinical Psychology at the APT and is the author of post qualification courses on CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and more. These have been attended by well over 100,000 mental health professionals in the UK alone.

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Differentially Reinforcing Adaptive Behaviour: a simple piece of jargon that can make or break therapy

Wednesday 24th February 2021, 2pm-3pm London time

In this distance learning module from the APT, we talk about the practice of differentially reinforcing adaptive behaviour, so your patients are encouraged to do more of what is helping them, and less of what isn't. Highlighted in DBT but relevant and effective in virtually every form of therapy, we look at why it works so well and what pot-holes there are to avoid; effectively we focus on how to 'water the flowers and not the weeds'.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, chaired by Amy George

Dr William Davies is the Head of Applied Clinical Psychology at the APT and is the author of post qualification courses on CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and more. These have been attended by well over 100,000 mental health professionals in the UK alone.

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Past Events and Recordings:



Assessment: how to ask the right questions

Wednesday 27th January 2021, 2pm-3pm London time

In this Assessment Module, you'll learn or re-learn how to achieve one of the fundamental starting points of effective therapy: how to conduct consistent, subjective assessment of the key factors affecting each patient. This is an essential skill in any therapeutic endeavour and is too often 'glossed over' in the often unrealistic hope that even the most distressed patients will easily tell us just what is the matter. In reality, a skilled assessment provides hope for both the patient and for us.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, chaired by Amy George

Dr William Davies is the Head of Applied Clinical Psychology at the APT and is the author of post qualification courses on CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and more. These have been attended by well over 100,000 mental health professionals in the UK alone.

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Leadership: Worry not about becoming one, worry more about how to do it

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Dr Davies takes the view that the question “What makes a leader?” is much less important than the question “What do good leaders do?” and this hour reflects on the latter because when we answer that question it means that most people can be leaders when they are required to.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, chaired by Amy George

Shortlisted for Investor in People Leader of the Year in 2020, Dr William Davies is the CEO and Head of Applied Clinical Psychology of the Association for Psychological Therapies. 




Improving your mental health (Part 1):
All you need to know in one hour!

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

The presentation takes the view that good mental health needn’t be complicated to acquire so it examines all the most convincing ways to develop it, along with gaining a good degree of resilience.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, chaired by Amy George.

Dr William Davies is the Head of Applied Clinical Psychology at the APT and is the author of post qualification courses on CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and more. These have been attended by well over 100,000 mental health professionals in the UK alone. 




Improving your mental health (Part 2):
All you need to know in one hour!

Wednesday 13th January 2021

The presentation takes the view that good mental health needn’t be complicated to acquire so it examines all the most convincing ways to develop it, along with gaining a good degree of resilience.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, chaired by Amy George.

Dr William Davies is the Head of Applied Clinical Psychology at the APT and is the author of post qualification courses on CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and more. These have been attended by well over 100,000 mental health professionals in the UK alone.




An overview of DBT, and what it may have to offer during the Covid-19 pandemic

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Speaker: Dr William Davies, author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability, author of the RAID Course for extreme behaviour, and Academic Director of the Association for Psychological Therapies.




The APT’s Free 1-hour Wednesday Webinars.

The Association for Psychological Therapies' key principle is to offer the most relevant and engaging input for mental health professionals (in this case, to help you help people get through the COVID-19 crisis), and every Wednesday from the 8th April 2020 the APT hosted a series of FREE live webinars to help you help people get through the COVID-19 crisis as well as they possibly can do. Below is the programme we offered and the recordings taken from each webinar.



Wednesday 17th June 2020


5 Covid-Specific thoughts from CBT. Speaker: Dr William Davies, author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability and Academic Director of the Association for Psychological Therapies.

Questions to the panel, where the questions can be on whatever relevant subject you like (as usual they will be selected and read by Amy George), and the panel consists of all of the mental health professionals who have presented over the past 11 weeks. From Ireland, Malta and the UK they are: Charlie Azzopardi, Rebekah Chadwick, Kairen Cullen, William Davies, Paul Gaffney, Sophie Marshall.  

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Wednesday 10th June 2020


Minding the children during the pandemic: thoughts from an applied psychologist about what parents can do.

Speaker: Dr Kairen Cullen, Educational and Media Psychologist and Writer.

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Wednesday 3rd June 2020


A Brief Introduction to Brief Solution-Focused Therapy and its relevance during the pandemic crisis.

Speaker: Dr Charlie Azzopardi, APT tutor and the founding chair at the Institute of Family Therapy Malta where he now teaches and works, consulting to families, couples, individuals and organisations. Dr Azzopardi is also a RC Airplane enthusiast, a Musician and Artist.

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Wednesday 20th May 2020


Self-soothing in Times of Crisis: using Compassion Focussed Therapy to offer understanding and support in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaker: Dr Rebekah Chadwick. Rebekah is a British Clinical Psychologist, registered in the UK and also in Malta where she is currently living and working. She has worked across a range of settings and is currently working with children and adults in a private interdisciplinary service as well as doing a small amount of volunteering with non-governmental organisations. She often uses principles of Compassion Focussed Therapy in her therapeutic work, and finds it very applicable to thinking about the current pandemic. She is especially interested in maternal mental health and early attachment, as well as developmental trauma and the impacts this can have into adult life. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and rock-climbing, travelling and cooking.

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Wednesday 13th May 2020


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the COVID Crisis: an overview of ACT and how we can apply it simply and practically to help people get through the crisis, and with minimum post crisis effects.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability, author of the RAID Course for extreme behaviour, and Academic Director of the Association for Psychological Therapies.

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Wednesday 6th May 2020


Addressing Domestic Abuse under lockdown: a positive, constructional, RAID, approach.

Speaker: Dr William Davies, author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability, author of the RAID Course for extreme behaviour, and Academic Director of the Association for Psychological Therapies.

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Wednesday 29th April 2020


When the 5000-1 event happens: What the Leicester City FC story can teach us about getting through the COVID-19 crisis.

Speaker: Dr Paul Gaffney is service lead for the Primary Care Psychology Service in Cavan, Ireland, Lead Consultant in High Performance Sport Clinical Psychology with the Sport Ireland Institute, and a Consultant Tutor with the APT. He has also written books including The Family Game: What sport & psychology teach us about parenting (2018).

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Wednesday 22nd April 2020


First Aid for health anxiety: Helping people cope with their health anxieties when health anxiety is entirely justified. Dr Sophie Marshall. Consultant forensic and clinical psychologist.

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Wednesday 15th April 2020


A webinar in two parts;

1. Attendees share ideas and progress about how well they are doing in supporting others – friends, family, patients - to get through the crisis.

2. Understanding the financial impact of COVID-19 on small and medium enterprises: a candid interview with Steve Wenlock, printer.

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Wednesday 8th April 2020


Helping people get through quarantine and social isolation. A review of Brooks et al’s paper The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: a rapid review of the evidence. Dr William Davies, Consultant Psychologist, CEO of the APT.

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Online Live Courses

Receiving a rapturous reception right now, Online Live courses from the APT are pleasingly interactive, and slightly shorter and cheaper than the live face-to-face courses. The APT’s Online Live courses are available for nearly all our courses, and have full APT registration, accreditation and certification, as well as access to post course resources and the downloadable workbook. Our Online Live courses are very engaging, and managers ordering quantities have a ‘completion guarantee’ (you only pay for completed courses).

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Online Live Course Reviews

Online Live Course Reviews.

Here is just some of the great feedback APT Online Live Courses have received.

"I was impressed with the quality of this webinar, and surprised by how engaging it was despite it being online ... the tutor navigated discussing the slides, reading the chat, introducing and discussing the exercises and videos with ease. It felt very calm and professional. I enjoyed the extra clinical examples and recommendations from him and delegates."

“Really enjoyable and interesting three days … I was unsure as to how the online format would work but the tutor's calm training style, plus the combination of taught elements, exercises and videos, plus various means to communicate, worked really well!”

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