The Association for Psychological Therapies prides itself on the written feedback we receive for our courses. Below is just some of the great reviews the Trauma-Focused CBT, for all ages course has received.
"I have to say that I have found the course more than 'very useful', I would rate the course as excellent, and I have no hesitation in recommending the course to healthcare professionals. In fact I have been lucky enough to have attended several APT courses all of which were delivered to a very high standard! Thank you."
James Wagstaff, Care Coordinator / Community Psychiatric Nurse (Feedback taken 4 months after course completion)
"Very useful, enjoyable and will give me more confidence in my role. Everything about the course was useful and relevant ... very professional."
Debbie Roberts, Manager
"Fabulous course ... will enjoy putting into practice. Thank you."
Wendy Smith, Personality Disorder Practitioner
"Outstanding course, expertly presented."
Paul Robertson, Dep. Charge Nurse
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and the ideas/techniques will be useful in working with my clients. Also will inform the discussions I hope to have in the newly formed group supervision sessions. I work with people with long term mental health problems and feel that many of the techniques described will be valuable in my work with them."
Susan Williams, Community Mental Health Social Worker
"The course was really relevant to me and my practice and methods adaptable to other areas and mental health issues. Really well presented and fun to participate, thank you."
Adrianne Close, Care Coordinator
"Very enjoyable and informative two day course. The tutors created a relaxed atmosphere which greatly facilitated learning."
Peter McLaren, Counsellor
"The course and its details and learning fully engaged me and will be of great effectiveness in my client work. Thank you."
Michael Coleman, Councellor
"Very informative, enjoyed it."
Juliet Meehan, Psychological Therapist
"I really enjoyed the hand out sheets to use with clients. I fund the course very informative for helping my knowledge and skills with PTSD."
Lyndsay Stamp, Psychological Therapist
"Clearly set out."
Ruth Wallace, Therapist
"Fun - as no pressure and there was respect for learning styles. Practical small group work."
Esther Hall, Senior Practitioner
"It feels like a simple, logical follow on from what I've learned already. I think my expectation is to learn something new and different, but progressing and enhancing the previous learning is refreshing, clear and simple."
Lynda Burr, Acting Operations Manager
"Very good, thank you."
Carol Farrelly, SNR Prac
"The course has provided me with a good understanding of PTSD and the strategies to work with."
A 3-day course.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is literally a life changing disorder. It is famously difficult to treat, yet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can produce impressive results.
Experiencing a life-threatening event can leave the person with effects including: persistently re-experiencing the event (e.g. intrusive thoughts and images of it), a numbing of general responsiveness (e.g. less interest in significant activities and a feeling of detachment from others), persistent hyperarousal (e.g. difficulty sleeping, irritability, exaggerated startle response) adding up to significant distress or impaired functioning. This course examines effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based interventions (a) to ameliorate these effects and (b) to greatly improve the patient's quality of life where some effects cannot be mitigated.
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 five runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.
*This online live ratings are taken from the last seven runnings of the course in this format.