Online CBT and Mental Health Training Courses
Online Training Benefits

Benefits

The benefits of studying an APT course online include: interactive quizzes, enjoyable and interesting to do, videos of therapy sessions, forms to print-off and use, printable certificate, plus more

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Online Courses

APT Online Courses

APT provides a full range of online CBT courses, ranging from an introductory course to more specialised areas. We also offer Attachment Disorder, Motivational Interviewing and DBT.

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About APT

About APT

APT is one of the most respected and leading providers of Mental Health and CBT training and has developed its courses to be available online - meaning you can access our courses wherever you are.

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Available Courses

CBT Essentials (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Now in its latest form this course has introduced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to thousands of people in the ever since 1983. It addresses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a way that you can use after the course. It covers: the history and meaning of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, conceptualising cases in CBT terms, the format of a standard CBT session, and the most important CBT techniques. All in a way that applies it constantly to practical examples.

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Extended Training in CBT

This extended course starts with the 3-day 'CBT Essentials' course, followed by at least 4 (no maximum) of the specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy courses (CBT for Depression etc). It includes an exam/quiz after each module, and projects to complete between modules. Successful completion of each exam/quiz leads to Level 2 accreditation in that topic. Successful completion of each 2-4,000 word project leads to Level 3* accreditation in that topic.

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CBT for Depression

Depression is the common cold of mental health; it is widespread and we haven't been good at treating it, until now. Depression has a range of insidious and unpleasant effects including sadness, behavioural apathy, biological aspects including sleep disturbance, cognitive deficits of concentration etc, and an impaired ability to function socially. Little wonder then that it causes such distress. This course covers the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy solutions to depression.

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CBT for Stress and Worry

Stress and worry ruin the lives of thousands of people, and yet there are effective techniques to counteract it. An increasing number of people have reported feelings of 'stress', often stemming from a particular worry which then generalises to cover virtually the whole of the person's waking - and sleeping - hours. This effectively wrecks the quality of the person's life, and often of those around them. This course aims to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy solutions to this, including where the stress is 'real'.

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CBT for OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder usually takes over the sufferer's life, and it is the behavioural element of CBT that come to the fore in treating it. An obsession is where the person has a fixed idea that is distressing (e.g. that their hands are contaminated and will lead to a serious illness or death) and a compulsion to perform a particular behaviour (in this case, probably to wash their hands). This often has a ritualistic nature to it (e.g. to wash 3 times) and the whole syndrome can devastate a person's life both in terms of time, relationships, and finances. This course covers the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy solutions to OCD.

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CBT for Panic

Panic is devastating for those who suffer from it, and the techniques for dealing with it are specific to it and very effective. Panic is underrated by those who have never experienced it. Typically, it virtually disables the person during the attack; they feel as though they are seriously ill, cannot see properly, and may not be able to control themselves. It is usually associated with agoraphobia as the sufferer does not wish to venture far from 'safety'. This course aims to cover the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies both for panic and related agoraphobia.

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CBT for Anger and Irritability

Frequent irritability is a demanding condition which requires the therapist to be at home with all elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Being irritable and angry is remarkably common, and can devastate the sufferer's life in terms of broken relationships, employment, general enjoyment, and, sometimes, criminal conviction. It can be a complicated area with a range of variations, and this course aims to give a comprehensive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy solution.

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CBT for Substance Misuse

When use of mood altering substances gets out of control it ruins the person's life - until we help them regain control. The maladaptive use of mood altering substances (importantly, including alcohol) may easily devastate the life of the user and of those around them. Although onset may be insidious the effect can be far reaching and difficult to reverse without skilled and determined intervention. This course covers the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy solutions.

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CBT for Eating Disorders

Tragically, some eating disorders have a very high mortality rate. And yet there are usually good ways of treating them. Eating Disorders pose a tremendous threat to an individual's physical and mental well-being and are usually a source of great concern to friends, family and professionals alike. This course looks at the full range of eating disorder presentations, and recognises that many individuals present in ways that don't perfectly fit any of the diagnostic categories. The course addresses the complex causes of an individual's eating disorder alongside validated and evidence-based cognitive behavioural understanding and techniques for successful intervention.

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DBT Essentials (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)

Instruction in the key components of DBT for those who want to add them to their repertoire without necessarily becoming 'a DBT therapist', and for those thinking of taking the first step in becoming a specialised DBT therapist. DBT brings together a series of skills and techniques which are powerful and well chosen ones, for working with personality disorder as well as in other areas. Many people want to familiarise themselves with these skills without necessarily becoming a DBT therapist exclusively, and this course is for you if you are one of those people as well as if you are thinking of taking the first step in becoming a DBT therapist. As well as covering the 'overall concept of DBT', it covers its 'essential elements', namely the concepts of: Validation; Metaphor; Relentless Problem Solving; and Contingency Management, and the skills of: Mindfulness; Distress Tolerance; Interpersonal Effectiveness; and Emotional Regulation.

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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.

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Attachment in Practice™

How to intervene effectively to help children with attachment disorder, and their parents or carers. This course aims to teach you about Attachment Disorder, where it comes from, what effects it may have on children and young people, and how to work to reduce those effects and underlying attachment disorder. It therefore covers parenting designed to increase attachment, and working with foster carers, and also gives you the chance to conceptualise your own caseload in relation to these ideas.

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