Repairing the Damage™ is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Developmental Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences training courses, for professionals working with young people.
It is the only Developmental Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences 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 and organizations and can be attended face-to-face or online.
Adverse childhood experiences may result in changes in the deepest parts of the brain, resulting in effects which are behavioral, cognitive, biological, social and emotional. Examples include: aggressive behaviour, withdrawal, poor self esteem, hostility to others, lack of interest in activities, disturbed sleep and appetite, sadness, anxiety or anger problems, and poor relationships. Although this is a disturbing list there are many children who exhibit most or all of these as a complete 'package' of problems, resistant to repeated intervention and so the cause of great frustration to professionals. The aim of this course is to repair the damage and so avoid those consequences.
The course is intended mainly for professionals working with young people, though not necessarily in ‘formal’ 45-minute 1:1 sessions, so including residential settings, foster care, health visitors, school nurses, and secure residential settings, and many more.
You are welcome to attend the course if you work in a one-to-one clinical setting, CAMHS for example, but you may have to work harder to see how you can apply the same principles.
The same applies if you work with adults (ACEs affect people across the lifespan after all), you are just as welcome and you also may have to do some extra work to apply the principles.
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: $8,435 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $555 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: $5,580* 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 $370 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 Developmental Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Repairing the Damage™ course has received.
"Without a doubt the most informative, relevant and enjoyable training I have attended to date.”
"I can honestly say as a Manager who has worked in Residential Care for 8 years that this was one of the most beneficial courses that I have been on. It was very well executed and the information was clear, well explained, interesting and beneficial … There has been relevant learning that I can take back to my team that will benefit our work practice in the future."