MAPA® Advanced

The MAPA® Advanced programme integrates advanced content across all 10 units of the Foundation Course and maintains an emphasis on preventative skills. This means that all MAPA® content, not just physical skills, is advanced, equipping you, as an Instructor, with more advanced knowledge to help you implement more effective preventive approaches across your organisation
Advanced Content
  1. Introducing Trauma Sensitive (informed) Care as a theme throughout the programme.
  2. Using a 'Safety and Support Plan' that give participants the knowledge to develop plans based on prevention.
  3. Guidance on how MAPA links with and can inform your organisation's approach to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
  4. Building non-verbal and verbal skills and giving participants an advanced understanding of how to manage fear and anxiety in a crisis situation.
  5. Developing skills to give participants the ability to make more accurate assessments of behaviour so that effective preventive interventions can be used.
Programme Objectives
On completion of the programme staff will be able to:
  1. Understand the critical role of workplace training as an ongoing process aimed at ensuring physical interventions are applied as safely as possible during training transfer into the workplace.
  2. Understand the principles, techniques and sources of the MAPA® classroom models.
  3. Build levels of competence and confidence in the MAPA® classroom models so that the physiological principles can be applied to problem solve situational behaviours from the workplace.
  4. Understand how to apply the principles of MAPA® physical disengagement and holding skills as a last resort, to specific circumstances or high-risk situations that may arise within their working environments.
  5. Develop a greater understanding of the post-crisis COPING ModelSM for staff and service users following a crisis event.

Delivery Options


Certified Instructor Training

The MAPA® Advanced programme can be attended as a five-day Instructor Certification Programme and participants must have completed the MAPA® Foundation Instructor Certification Programme. As a Certified Instructor, an individual (and their organisation) will receive exceptional benefits and support, including:
  • Free professional consultation
    Our professional Instructor services team is available throughout the working week to answer queries, assess needs, problem solve and offer guidance on preparing training and handling specific crisis situations.
  • Documentation of training activities
    Training delivered by Certified Instructors is then logged on our website, and records can be accessed at any time for use as evidence of those trained or reminders of refresher training needed.
  • Exclusive access to the Instructor-only section of the website
    Keep up to date on critical issues that impact your crisis intervention efforts with resources, tutorials, computer-based learning options and other interactive learning activities that are available only to Certified Instructors.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and resources
    Annual renewal offers a number of ways to access new learning. Other support services for Certified Instructors include:
  • Discounted prices on CPI training resources and materials.
  • Invitations to CPI’s Instructors’ Conferences.
  • Free subscription to our quarterly newsletter: Instructor Forum.
Larger organisations might want to bring this programme in-house, and if you have at least six candidates that is an option. Otherwise, we have a large schedule of open programmes here.
On-Site Direct Delivery
Why On-Site Training? 
The MAPA® programme can be uniquely customised to meet your needs. It can be held at the site of your choosing, so you’re guaranteed a comfortable, convenient setting for your group. It allows a larger number of participants to attend the training, and can aid in the immediate transfer of course techniques to real-world applications. The advanced skills can be included with the MAPA® Foundation programme to ensure that staff receive all the skills they need to manage the risks they face.
High-Impact Tailored Training
CPI's proven behaviour management strategies will be customised specifically for your organisation. You will have the opportunity to discuss and problem-solve issues within your real workplace setting.
Maximum Convenience
Forget about the training schedule—simply pick a date that's convenient for you. We’ll handle everything else.
Learn More
Fill out the Training Needs Analysis Form to receive a free, no-obligation assessment of your training requirement.