APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis
'CBT for Psychosis - Assessment, Formulation, and Helping Strategies' is a 3-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 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. (2-day version also available.)
Please note: you can attend one, some, or all of 'APT's unified approach to working with Psychosis' courses, in whichever order is best for you.
The course is intended for people who have completed Course 1 or are certain they are familiar with everything contained in Course 1. The course was developed to help you deliver focused intervention strategies of the sort that are best applied in 1:1 settings; strategies geared to reduce distress, improve the quality of life, and thence reduce symptomatology.
The course is intended for people who have completed Course 1 and who want to become practising CBT therapists with people with schizophrenia. It is therefore suitable only for professionals who have or intend to have 1:1 professional contact with people diagnosed as psychotic.
The course will teach you how to plan and deliver an appropriate and individually tailored programme of therapy, from the assessment and goal setting to the practice of CBT techniques that have been developed to treat delusions and hallucinations by changing or modifying them.
You will capitalize on skills acquired in Course One by developing a facility with techniques specifically designed to influence individual delusions and hallucinations. You will see prepared videos that demonstrate the techniques discussed, and have the opportunity to copy them. You will have the chance to plan treatment programmes for prepared examples and for your own patients.
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 (3-day version): $8,435 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $555 per person.
Price (2-day version): $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 (3-day version): $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.
Price (2-day version): $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.
*This online live ratings are taken from the last two runnings of the course in this format.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'Course 2: CBT for Psychosis - Assessment, Formulation, and Helping Strategies' course has received.
"I have to say this was the best training I have ever been on. It was very informative training and I feel I have learnt a great deal to be able to put into practice. I'm looking forward to further training and now feel confident to use these learnt approaches."
"Hands down the best course I've ever been on. Everything was made relevant with real life cases with real life examples showing how the theory worked."