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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, ADOS - Second Edition

to 11 Nov 2021

Led by Dr Carol Stott from Beginning with A Autism Consultancy and Training, this comprehensive course provides in-depth coverage of ADOS-2.

Attachment Narratives & CBT in Complex Cases

Attachment theory deepens our understanding of the person from a developmental perspective. Combining insights from CBT and attachment theory will help to offer a more attuned and effective intervention in a time limited fashion. This approach would be useful to psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and community team members, who manage complex clients.

Masterclass: Brain Injury in Mental Health Services

Significant number of people with brain injury presents to mainstream mental health services including emergency setting, community care, inpatient and forensic setting. Their presentations can be at times challenging to manage, difficult to understand, and appropriate assessment and interventions may not be easily accessible. Better understanding and awareness among clinicians can help to improve the management of these patients and help access appropriate interventions.

Approved Clinician Induction

to 23 Nov 2021

Presented by the Andrew Sims Centre’s established Mental Health Law multi-professional training team.

Masterclass: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Update for the Generalist

Autism affects approximately 1% of people in the UK. Amongst patients accessing mental health services this prevalence rises to about 4%. Autism is associated with a wide range of physical health, mental health, and social care issues, so it is essential that all health and social care practitioners have a good working knowledge of autism. This course will provide you with a refresher about autism basics, a timely update on the latest developments in autism, and hints and tips for working with autistic service users.

Evening Update: Sexual Offenders - Not One Size Fits All

Sexual offending and sexually inappropriate behaviour is multifarious. The definition of some offences are culture bound, culture has shifted dramatically in the last few years in relation to what behaviour will be tolerated, meanwhile evidenced based treatments for sexual offending are relatively lacking and generally not considered core business in mental health services. Sexual offenders come from every class, race and ethnic group of society. All of these issues can render the management of mentally disordered sexual offenders highly uncertain and anxiety provoking.

Section 12 Refresher

Presented by the Andrew Sims Centre’s established Mental Health Law multi-professional training team.

Essentials: Self-Harm & Suicide in Autism

Recent research shows that death by suicide is nine times more common in autistic people compared to the general population. Self-harm is more common as well, which is one of the reasons that autism is sometimes misdiagnosed as borderline personality disorder. It is essential that clinicians working in mental health settings are aware of the increased risk of self/suicide in autistic patients, and be able to effectively manage risk.

Essentials: Developing Leadership and Management Skills in CAMHS

The Francis report in 2013 clearly outlined that an unhealthy and culture of leadership contributed to the failings at Mid Staffs. It was clear that strong, ethical and patient centred leadership is vital in every organisation which is open and transparent. There have been further developments in leadership from the faculty of leadership and management. This session will explore some of the models of leadership and management, with emphasis on the practical enactment of those models.