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FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about WhatWorksWithOffenders and our courses

     
   
 
   
 
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



 

Please select from the questions below:

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How much are courses?
Can you deliver training outside of the UK?
Can just one of me attend?
Is the course accredited?
Who teaches the courses?
Where did you get my email address from?
How can I access your courses where I am?
Do you do supervision?
Evidence for RAID®

What’s the difference between the 2-day and the 3-day version of a course?

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How much are courses?  (Back)

We bring our 3-day courses to you and up to 16 people may attend it for an all-inclusive fee of £4,165 plus VAT (which you reclaim if you are registered for VAT – most people are).

2-day courses are charged at £2,950 and 1-day courses are charged at £1,500 plus VAT.

All you have to do is phone us on 0116 241 8331 and we will take you through all the steps necessary to bring you an excellent training event. Just satisfy yourself that you can find a good teaching room and any refreshments (coffee and tea, lunches if you want to provide them) and of course the participants. We do the rest.


We strive to provide excellent value. The set fee includes:

•  Pre-course information for distribution to attenders.
•  Your chosen course.
•  All tutor travel and accommodation expenses.
•  The services of a tutor who is experienced and knowledgeable in the area and has a gift     for putting things across.
•  Course workbooks – one for each delegate.
•  Course-evaluation, with the feedback returned to you.
•  Permanent registration of delegates' attendance, on our database.
•  A certificate detailing who attended the training, for your records.
•  Certificates for each delegate, so they can record their c.p.d.

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Can you deliver training outside of the UK?  (Back)

Yes. We are happy to provide our courses anywhere in the world for the standard UK fee plus the cost of one economy class return airfare from the UK to the location of the course.

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Can just one of me attend?  (Back)

Yes. Phone 0116 241 8331 (0044 116 241 8331 from outside UK) and tell us what course you would like to go on. We will put your name on a list of people who want to attend that course and let you know when there are enough to make it viable to run.

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Is the course accredited?  (Back)

All bona fide WhatWorksWithOffenders courses automatically enjoy accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies.

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Who teaches the courses? (Back)

Tutors are nearly all clinical psychologists, mostly of consultant grade. Tutors are selected according to stringent reference-checking. In other words we have a list of criteria which we ask referees to rate the applicant on.

If accepted, the tutor has to maintain an average of 6 on each of two 7-point scales; one on presentation-quality, the other on the relevance of the material to the delegates. (Equally, every course has to maintain those averages, regardless of tutor.) So, whilst occasional courses may slip below this average, most do not.

We don't normally guarantee in advance who will tutor a specific course for two reasons: logistically it would be difficult and in any event it is the courses rather than the tutor that we 'market'. The tutors' job is to present pre-written and validated courses at their best.

For more tutor information click here.

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Where did you get my email address from? 
 (Back)

We don't do spam, so you will have given it to us at some stage. This will normally have been one of the following:

1. When attending a course, on the registration form.
2. As a course sponsor, as a contact method.
3. On the telephone, during our 'database cleaning'.

Should you wish to be removed from any mailings or would just like more information then please contact us.

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How can I access your courses where I am?  (Back)

We can provide a course almost anywhere in the world, for groups of 6 to 16, for the fixed fees quoted on this site. Courses are run 'on site' and the tutor will come to you. Also see "Can just one of me attend?"

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Do you do supervision? (Back)

Those who have attended the course can come on supervision days subsequently. The way it works is that the supervisor comes to you and runs 3 supervision groups of 90 minutes each, during the day. Each group has about 5 people on it, each person only attends one of the 90 minute groups.

Supervision days aren't nearly as much in demand as training days, which seems to me a pity because they are just about the best way of generalising training to real life, but those who buy them tend to buy them in multiples of 3, with each day separated by about a month. The cost is £1445 plus VAT per day (which is reclaimable so long as you are registered for VAT).

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Evidence for RAID®  (Back)

'RAIDing' isn't 'a unitary approach', in other words it is a collection of well established approaches (such as behavioural ones) put together into a format which is intended to maximise the chances of delegates remembering and applying a good proportion of them and moreover being able to maintain a positive frame of reference to very difficult behaviour.

In particular it leans on three areas of work: (1) The Behavioural literature, (2) solution-focused thinking and (3) the importance of the relationship between helper and helped.

In terms of evidence that this is a useful thing to do, there are a couple of elements you may or may not consider relevant to your considerations. Last year, for the 12th year running, The RAID course was APT's top-selling course of the 38 in the catalogue. This is mostly the result of 'repeat customers'; in other words those people who have received the RAID® course apparently judge it to be doing what they hoped it would.

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What’s the difference between the 2-day and the 3-day version of a course?
 (Back)

Both courses have the same syllabus (the same topics are covered) so the differences are twofold:

1. Topics are covered in greater depth: each topic typically has more slides covering it and more discussion allocated to it on the 3-day course than on the 2-day.

2. There are more ‘assimilation exercises’ and opportunities for delegates to consider their own cases on the 3-day courses.

What they have in common is that the ratings of relevance and presentation quality easily reach APT’s benchmark in both cases.

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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)



   




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