SASSI Training


Part One – Administration and Scoring

A full day’s training which will equip participants to administer and score both the Adult and Adolescent versions of the SASSI and to provide clients with a basic interpretation of the psychological profile.  This day is very practical.  The process can be likened to learning to drive.  At the end of this day, the participants will know how to steer, the importance of the clutch, and how to change gear.  However, they will need to gain practice in order to feel confident and to fix their knowledge in their memories.  It is therefore recommended that organisers schedule some time between a Part One and a Part Two, in order to give participants the opportunity to use the SASSI with clients.  When they return for a Part Two training day, participants are asked to bring with them suitably anonymised profiles of real clients, for more meaningful discussion.

Part Two –  Interpretation and Feedback (either Adult or Adolescent)

As most practitioners are working either with adults or with adolescents, separate Part Two training days may be provided for each, which give a more specialised focus.  Continuing the driving analogy, attendees should now be confident they can work the controls, and will be starting to look at the road to see what’s coming, what is the bigger picture, and what is the significance of this new information.  This day is much more informal and participative.  By the end of it, participants will be able to interpret the psychological profiling in more depth, and be able to relate this to referral decisions and care planning.  They will have considered how best to feedback the information to clients and how to use it to motivate and inspire.  They will have had the opportunity to discuss with their peers the profiles of real clients whom they have recently assessed and gained a practical understanding of the sorts of insights which the SASSI can provide.  Optional topics such as using the SASSI in report writing can be included.


Open training sessions are scheduled at regular intervals in London, Nottingham and by request in other cities. These provide the opportunity for single practitioners or small groups to attend centrally organised training sessions on pre-set days.  There is a “per person” rate for these, with a reduction offered for three people or more people from the same organisation booking together.

Group Training sessions - organisations who wish to have staff teams trained at the same time can arrange for training sessions to take place on their own premises (in the UK and Eire) at times to suit.  There is a reduced fee for larger groups.

All training sessions normally start at 10.00am and finish between 4 and 4.30pm.  Host venues require an ordinary OHP machine* (can be supplied if necessary) with screen or suitable wall, flip chart paper and pens.  Lunch should be provided.  Maximum number of participants 15.

(*allows for spontaneous immediate profile sharing)


INDIVIDUALS attending Open Sessions:

 The price per person for a Part One training day is £125

The price per person for a Part Two training day is £75

Where three or more people from the same organisation book on to the same session, a 20% reduction is offered.

GROUP Prices:

The day rate for groups is £1000 for Part 1 and £500 for Part 2, for up to 15 trainees.  This effectively halves the per person rate.

Organisations wishing to book in-house training sessions please contact us to discuss your requirements.

SASSI Direct training has been mapped to the DANOS standards and can be found on the DANOS learning resource database.  It helps people develop their skills and competence in the following DANOS units: AA2, AC1, AF,AG, AI1, AI2, AJ, BA, BB1 ,BC, BE, BG1, BG3, BG4, BI2, BI4, CA, & CB


Forthcoming Open Training Dates


Part One - Administration and Scoring -  Thursday 25th May 2017

Part Two - Interpretation and Feedback - Thursday 29th June 2017



Part One - Administration and Scoring - Monday 22nd May 2017

Part Two - Interpretation and Feedback - Monday 26th June 2017

To reserve a place, please fill in the booking form




Organisation name and address

Which training do you wish to attend?

London sessions:
 Part 1 - 25/05/2017 Part 2 - 29/06/2017

Nottingham sessions:
 Part 1 - 22/05/2017 Part 2 - 26/06/2017

Number of participants

For all other training enquiries, please contact us