A 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Positive Behavior Support (PBS) training courses.
It is the only Positive Behavior Support 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. It can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies and The APT Diploma for working in Secure Psychiatric and Forensic Settings.
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.
What is Positive Behavior Support (PBS)?
Creating a high-quality environment
Considerations for the Individuals
Functions of behavior/functional analysis.
Understanding and Creating the PBS Plan.
Implementing the Plan
Post Incident Learning
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.
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 training. Below are just some of the great comments our courses have received.
"This is the best training that I have been on for a long time! The tutor was excellent, informative, easy to listen to and so knowledgeable."
"Amazing and interactive course. The tutor is knowledgeable and ensures everyone is included. Awesome training and the best training I have done so far."