We run an annual conference about psychological therapy services each year in November. We also hold two peer reviewer training days for APPTS members per year.

The ninth Psychological Therapies Annual Forum will take place in the Autumn of 2023. More information about this event will be posted nearer the time.

If you would like to contribute to the next APPTS Annual Forum, please get in touch with us at


This training session will qualify you to become professional APPTS peer reviewers and visit other therapy services across the UK.

It will prepare you for the role of peer-reviewer, and build skills in group facilitation and delivery.

Once qualified, attending reviews is a great membership benefit for staff and managers, as you will:

  • gain useful experience and knowledge of how therapy services are managed and run
  • network with other services and share good practice
  • develop deeper insight into how services are experienced by staff and service users.

Training dates

  • 7 June 2023 (2.00-3.30pm).
  • 21 September 2023 (10-11.30am).

To book this training, please complete an online booking form.

The Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS) began hosting themed special interest days in 2022, with the first event covering barriers to accessing psychological therapies services.

Due to the success of the first special interest day, APPTS will be hosting another special interest day in 2023.

This year's special interest day will be looking at working systemically with families and communities.

The event is taking place on Wednesday 17 May 2023 (10am - 3pm) and you can book your place to attend.

View information about the event programme.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch with us at

Download resources from our past events.

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