Including RAID®, PBS (Positive Behavior Support), de-escalation, anger management, and debriefing. For professionals working to achieve safe wards, safe homes, and safety for everyone.
The Association for Psychological Therapies is a leading provider of training in mental health and related areas. To provide a proper solution you must cover the relevant areas from the courses below. We can bring any of them to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.
A 3-day course.
A relentlessly positive approach to working with disturbed and challenging behavior.
The 3-day RAID® course is a leading positive psychology approach for tackling disturbed and challenging behavior at source: over 20,000 professionals have attended it. It is a comprehensive approach which teaches staff a philosophy and practice not only to deal with disturbed and challenging behavior when it occurs, but also to prevent it by tackling it at source. Staff feel pleased to share a unified system and to know what they are doing and why they are doing it, while clients delight in a relentlessly positive and empowering approach. The essence of the RAID® approach is to play down disturbed and challenging behavior as far as safety allows, and to nurture and develop positive behavior so that it systematically overwhelms and displaces the challenging behavior.
A 3-day course.
This course meets demands for a thorough, consistent and values-led approach to Positive Behavior Support.
The course covers the background and rationale for PBS and then looks at understanding an individual’s needs, analysing their behavior and understanding the role it fulfils. Positive and proactive, the training will empower delegates to develop individual PBS plans aimed at improving their clients’ environment and wellbeing, thus decreasing the likelihood of disturbed behavior. Using skills and understanding from the course delegates will be able to develop specific client-centred plans, also considering their situation and family / carers.
Given that some incidents will inevitably still occur the course also covers steps to manage a crisis and to continually review and improve the plan.
This is a powerful approach that improves the environment and wellbeing of both clients and staff. This is the only PBS course that is APT accredited and gives access to relevant web-based APT resources after the course.
A 2-day course. (1-day version also available.)
Powerful non-physical techniques for handling aggression and violence in the least restrictive way.
Whether you simply want to be effective in controlling aggression or whether your focus is on least restrictive approaches, this course is for you. The 'original' of courses on the least restrictive management of aggression it has been attended so far by about 125,000 professionals. Providing the foundation knowledge on how and why anger and aggression develop, it shows: how to prevent aggressive and violent incidents (both to oneself and others), key techniques for responding to an actively aggressive or violent person, and what to do after an incident has been resolved. Everything you need to know about least restrictive responses to anger, aggression and violence.
A 3-day course.
Written by William Davies, the author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability and the only anger management book on the Books on Prescription Core List (UK), this is a top anger management course.
This, APT's Anger Management course, focuses primarily on working with individuals (rather than groups, which are covered, but more briefly) who are habitually angry and sometimes violent. It covers the problems of working with such people but principally focuses on strategies for helping them overcome their anger and violence. Importantly it also recognises depression as a major cause of irritability and anger.
A 3-day course. (2-day version also available.)
It is difficult to know what to do after a major incident, but 'nothing' is rarely the best option.
Major incidents such as patient-suicide, assaults, severe self harm, hostage takings etc can be very stressful for the staff concerned. Through lecture, case study and role play, this course examines how best to respond to such situations to minimise the stress; when it's best to say little or nothing, when to get a group of staff together, what to say, what procedures to follow, etc. It provides very clear guidelines in an often confused and difficult area.
A 2-day course.
The course that shows clinicians how to use pre-existing skills to provide effective clinical supervision.
Clinical supervision is a key concept that many people are unclear about. Unclear whether 'supervision' means that you should be ensuring that the supervisee is 'doing it right' or whether you should be providing a sounding board for the supervisee to develop their clinical thinking, or what. This course clarifies it by looking at the current models of supervision, what the professional bodies say about it, and more. The 'more' consists predominantly of learning how to do it, or learning to do it better. The aim is, therefore, that by the end of the 2 days you will both (a) know about clinical supervision and (b) be good at providing it.