Assessment: how to ask the right questions

1 module


Dr William Davies



In this Assessment Module, you'll learn or re-learn how to achieve one of the fundamental starting points of effective therapy: how to conduct consistent, subjective assessment of the key factors affecting each patient. This is an essential skill in any therapeutic endeavour and is too often 'glossed over' in the often unrealistic hope that even the most distressed patients will easily tell us just what is the matter. In reality, a skilled assessment provides hope for both the patient and for us.

This module is part of the exciting Higher Order Therapy series of one hour modules. Each consists of an audio lasting 15-30 minutes, plus an exercise and resources for you to you use and practice with afterwards. The series is so named because it features all the 'higher order' factors that make therapy successful. If you examine the leading therapies they overlap to a fascinating degree, so by studying all the overlapping elements and then 'picking off' the elements that are unique to each particular therapy you achieve an extraordinary power and breadth in your ability to help others. And this is what the Higher Order Therapy series enables you to do. 

If you are an experienced therapist looking at the Higher Order Therapy modules you will quickly be able to see the ones you are proficient at and the ones you maybe need to brush up on, and that's exactly what you can do here. 

Every module in the Higher Order Therapy series is designed to be accessible, relevant and engaging, so encouraging both novice and expert therapists alike to develop exactly those elements they want to.

Finally, don't be misled by the price; you may feel that the low price suggests these are not serious modules whereas in fact they very much are. The APT's purpose is to make the best, most relevant and engaging training accessible to as many mental health professionals as possible.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 1 hour CDP

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Added 2 months ago, by Isaiah
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Added 5 months ago, by Anonymous
The course provided good information and the accompanying transcript and checklists are great.
Added 5 months ago, by Megan
It was great
Added over 1 year ago, by Jennifer
Very helpful
Added about 3 years ago, by William
Good refresher.
Added over 3 years ago, by Olga
Great information and invaluable resources.
Added over 3 years ago, by Shariiff
This course is pretty good. I recommend it for newcomers and anyone needing to brush up on your skills.
Added over 3 years ago, by Anonymous
Great info to help me get started in my new role working with students who are in crisis!

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