'10-minute CBT: The BITS™ Course' is a 2-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas.
It is the only 10-minute CBT training 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/organizations and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies and the Extended Training in CBT course.
This course is for all healthcare and related professionals who want to help patients with their mental health without sitting down with them for multiple 45-60 minute sessions.
This can include every such person, for example GPs and physicians, (mental health) nurses, social workers, and many many more.
Many of the best professionals working in mental health and related fields rarely sit down for formal 45 minute sessions with their clients. Rather, the way they work is much more suited to informal interactions lasting a few minutes and taking place as and when it is convenient. Unfortunately, sometimes these interactions rarely get beyond the "How are things going?" stage.
The BITS™ 10-minute therapy approach takes the view that many clients value these occasional, brief and informal interactions very highly. Hence the BITS™ 10-minute approach has been developed as an interface between the majority of professionals who need to work this way and the majority of clients who rather like this way of working.
The problem with working in informal and short bursts was always thought to be that (a) it couldn't be organized and (b) it was difficult to build up a sizeable effect. The BITS™ 10-minute approach takes the opposite view and provides the tools to do it:
1. It provides a clear, easy to remember, 6-step process for structuring short interactions. This ensures that every interaction is structured and purposeful.
2. It provides a constant reminder of the 5 key CBT factors that have to be the driving force behind an effective intervention, in a way they can be brought to mind easily and instantly.
3. "When the chips are down." The BITS™ Course will give you a simple mnemonic to constantly keep you on track, even when working with very challenging clients.
4. BITS™ provides an easy, informal and verbal (instead of written) way of evidencing the client's progress, and doing so with great validity.
5. BITS™ shows how to keep proper records to ensure both professionals and clients have the best of both worlds: brief informal therapy that is also properly organized and delivered.
For professionals who have long thought that their expertise is not being used to the full...
For managers who have long thought that they have an army of good professionals whose therapeutic skills are under-utilized...
...we believe that BITS™ is the answer.
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 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For teams and organizations:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price: $6,175 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $370 per person.
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organization.
Price: $4,010* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address, or a PDF version can be provided). Extra delegates $240 per person.
*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of $120 USD per day.
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 organization, under license.
his is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held face-to-face or online).
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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 ten runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'CBT on the Move: The BITS™ Course' has received.
“Without a doubt one of the most motivating and interesting courses I have ever done in some time.”
“Exceptional training - interesting and worthwhile, presented in an understandable way and with the focus upon how to use it in a practical way in our work place. Most useful.”