Applied Physical Training

Expand Your Physical Intervention Skills.

Do you work with exceptionally aggressive, violent, or difficult-to-manage individuals?

Applied Physical Training℠ is an intensive program designed to enhance your ability to teach physical intervention strategies to staff within your organization.
Taught within the context of the CPI philosophy of Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security℠, the program teaches that physical intervention should be used only as a last resort when an individual presents an imminent danger to self or others.

CPI teaches that physical intervention should be used only by staff trained in its safest use. Staff should not use physical training or interventions to gain a person’s compliance, to punish the person, or for convenience. Additionally, when a situation warrants physical intervention, the intervention should stop as soon as the acting-out person regains control. 

Start With Crisis Prevention Training.

Only staff trained in crisis prevention and verbal de-escalation strategies should manage violent behavior. As such, the Applied Physical Training℠ course is available only to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructors. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training focuses on positive de-escalation skills as the most important tools for intervention. It also teaches less restrictive, last-resort physical intervention techniques that focus on safety. 


Apply Your Skills to Emergency Situations.

Once you’ve become certified to teach the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program to staff in your facility, you will be versed in its fundamentals, from prevention to the essential Postvention process. Through the Instructor Certification Program you attend and the trainings you conduct, you and your staff will be equipped with skills to boost safety.
You can then attend the Applied Physical Training℠ program to enrich the courses you teach with advanced techniques.

Problem Solve With the Advanced Course.

In the Applied Physical Training℠ course, you’ll examine the philosophy, psychology, physiology, and physics of physical intervention. You’ll get extensive opportunities to problem solve and adapt skills to special circumstances and emergency situations.
During the Applied Physical Training℠ program, you will expand your skills for:
  • Recognizing and minimizing risks.
  • Conducting ongoing trainings that help ensure safety for both staff and service users.
  • Ensuring Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security℠ for everyone.

Applied Physical TrainingSM Resources

Learn why the safest physical restraint is the one that never occurs—and how to avoid the need for physical intervention.  

Want to Teach the Applied Physical TrainingSM Course to Your Staff?

Find out about the Three Ways to Become a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructor!

Are You Already a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructor?

Here are two training options:

1. Attend a Public Program.
Visit our Training & Events page to register for an upcoming course, or give is a call at 888.426.2184.

2. Let Us Bring the Training to You.
If you would like us to host the Applied Physical Training℠ program at your organization, give us a call at 888.426.2184.

Do You Have Questions About CPI Training?

If you have questions about the Applied Physical Training℠ program or how to become a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructor, please give us a call today.
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“Every individual on this earth deserves to be treated with compassion, understanding, and the right to keep their dignity intact. This can be difficult to honor at times when someone loses control of their behavior, but that’s where Rational Detachment and not taking it personally really kicks in. What has helped me be able to do this well goes back to the first day I was introduced to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. I was a participant before becoming a Certified Instructor (and before working for CPI), and over the years I have had so many opportunities to use what I learned way back then. Today, I live the skills automatically. It’s an honor to have been given those skills to live the philosophy of treating others the way I want to be treated.”