WhatWorksWithOffenders is a part of The APT Group
APT
 
 
 

Available Courses

A list of the training courses that we can bring to you.

     
   
 
   
 
Motivational Interviewing Courses  
Email us or call us now on
 
0116 241 8331
 
for more information or to book a course.
 
 
 

Motivational Interviewing
Brief, Solution Focused Therapy
Working with Offenders
Working with Personality Disorder
The RAID Course for Extreme Behaviour
Aggressive Behaviour Control (ABC Course)
Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents
Leading Structured Groups



 

..............................................................................................................................................................


Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change

The powerful system for having people acknowledge and do something about their problems.

One of APT's 'big courses' this course aims to introduce you to Miller and Rollnick's Motivational Interviewing and Prochaska and DiClemente's Stages of Change in a systematic way that you can easily apply. One of our most popular courses, it shows how to motivate the unmotivated, give everyone a chance to reflect on their situation and how they want to progress, and help them to achieve and maintain exactly that.

View more information

Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?). We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee no matter where you are.

..............................................................................................................................................................


Brief, Solution-Focused Therapy
 
An approach to problems that is fundamentally positive and comes as a breath of fresh air to professionals and clients alike.
 
Another of APT's top courses, this aims to introduce you to the principles of BSFT in a way that gives you a firm grasp of them and enables you to use them in a safe and helpful way. You should become at home with the approach which is often seen as a 'breath of fresh air' both to client and professional, looking for and finding effective solutions for problems, rather than being sucked further and further into the problem itself.

View more information
 
Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?). We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee no matter where you are.

..............................................................................................................................................................


Cognitive Approaches to Working with Offenders

A clear framework in which to analyse and work with most offenders.

A cognitive approach to working with offenders gives a clear framework in which to analyse and work with most offenders. It is an approach that is increasingly being recognised as giving very good results when well delivered.

An underlying principle is that the offenders' behaviour (like that of everyone) depends largely upon a certain amount of thought processes and certain other behaviours. If we can change those thought processes and behaviours we can usually also change the offending.

This course aims to provide those working with offenders with sufficient knowledge of a cognitive approach to enable them to apply it safely to their caseload.

View more information

Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?). We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee no matter where you are.

..............................................................................................................................................................


The ADDRESS™ Course for Working with Personality Disorder

A powerful integrated package for working effectively with personality disorder.

This course combines relevant aspects of Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to form a powerful and systematic intervention for personality disorder. It highlights the problem behaviours associated with personality disorder, how to conceptualise those behaviours in specific cases, how to facilitate insight and motivation in the patient, and how to generate change strategies. Importantly it also gives participants a chance to practise applying them to prepared scenarios.

View more information

A 3-day course (2-day input on Personality Disorder also available). We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee no matter where you are.

..............................................................................................................................................................


The RAID® Course: Eradicating Extreme Behaviour at Source

A relentlessly positive approach to working with extreme behaviour.


RAIDing (Reinforce Appropriate, Implode Disruptive) gives a relentlessly positive philosophy for working with extreme behaviour. Already attended by 10,000 UK professionals, RAIDing is especially relevant to working in secure and semi-secure environments. RAIDing provides a positive approach to be proud of, developing appropriate 'green' behaviour so that it simply overwhelms the problem behaviours in question. Importantly though, RAIDing also tells you what to do when problem behaviour happens.

View more information

A 3-day course. We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee no matter where you are.

..............................................................................................................................................................


Aggressive-Behaviour Control: The ABC Course™

Powerful non-physical techniques for handling aggression and violence effectively.

First run in 1983 and constantly developed since then, this course is the 'original' of courses on the non-physical management of aggression. Attended so far by about 100,000 participants it covers how and why anger and aggression develop, 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 non-physical responses to anger, aggression and violence.

View more information

A 2-day course (1-day version also available). We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee no matter where you are.

..............................................................................................................................................................


Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents

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.

View more information

Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?). We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee no matter where you are.

..............................................................................................................................................................


Leading Structured Groups

Intensive coaching, practice and feedback in delivering prepared input to groups.

Over its 25 years existence, APT has learned a lot about leading structured groups and, recently, we have been asked to impart some of that knowledge to people who need to run groups themselves. We have now formalised that course and here it is. There is relatively much less didactic input on this course than on most APT courses and much more emphasis on role play. Over the three days every delegate has a chance to (a) run a structured group, (b) be a participant on a structured group and (c) objectively analyse other people running groups. By the end of the course our aim is that firstly you know a lot about running groups, but, more importantly, you are able to do it well.

View more information

Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?). We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for a fixed, all-inclusive fee no matter where you are.

..............................................................................................................................................................


 
 
   
 
Written Feedback taken from our training courses:


"Fantastic. The best course I have ever attended. The trainer was very knowledgeable and presented it in a very fun way. The workbook will be fantastic as a reference and also to share with my colleagues."

Georgina Bempah, CPN (Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change)


"I feel that this has been the best training course I have been on so far in my professional career in terms of its relevance to my current practice and enhancement of my existing skills."
 
Hilary Lees, Primary Care Vocational
Advisor
(Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change)


"This has been the most useful, interesting and relevant course I've been on in the last 26 years. Thank you."

Suzanne Wyard, Primary Mental Health Link Worker (Brief, Solution Focused Therapy)


"This course ranks amongst the best I have ever attended. The tutor is clearly very experienced in her field and is able to bring this to a the table in delivering teaching."

Course Delegate (Brief, Solution Focused Therapy)


“I found that the course was very practical and I can envisage myself using what I have learnt with my clients immediately.”

Katherine Coates, Case Manager (Cognitive Approaches to Working with Offenders)


“The course covered everything I wanted it to cover and will hopefully give staff the confidence to address offending behaviour rather than see it as a taboo subject.”

Sarah Richardson, DAAT Criminal Justice Commissioner (Cognitive Approaches to Working with Offenders)


“An excellent course which went a long way to de-mystifying the personality disorders. The tutor delivered a course which was thorough and gave good examples of how the ADDRESS model could be applied in everyday practice in ward and community settings. I would highly recommend this course to others.”

Kenneth Hunter, CPN (The ADDRESS Course for Working with Personality Disorder)


"Brilliant, excellent. Waited ten and
a half years for this course."

Patrick O'Brien, CST Manager (The ADDRESS Course for Working with Personality Disorder)


"One of the best presented, organised and thought-out courses I have been on. I speak as a course participant but also as a trainer of 20 years experience."

Course Delegate (The RAID Course)


"I would like to thank you for initialising the rebirth of my motivation."

Course Delegate (The RAID Course)


“This course rates as one of the best I have attended. It was made so much better by the fact that the tutor is a working practitioner with a wealth of experience in his field and could easily relate theory to practice."

Course Delegate (The ABC Course)


"I thought the course was very well presented from start to finish. All of the content was relevant to me in my role and I will benefit from learning the different techniques in facing aggression."

Terry O'Neill, Probation Services Officer (The ABC Course)


"Without a doubt the best training course I have ever attended. Thoroughly enjoyable, relevant and helpful for my job role."

Stephanie Young, Coures Delegate (Leading Structured Groups)


"I have been delivering group work for three years and have at long last had training that was badly needed. Thank you."

Peter Brotherton, Prison Officer (Leading Structured Groups)



   




WhatWorksWithOffenders is a part of The APT Group.
All contents © Copyright 2012.