The ACAMH Scotland Branch invites you to attend this day conference on Forensic CAMHS. Young people with complex and forensic behaviour are seen in all settings and tiers. This can provide significant challenges for professionals and push the limits of skill and competency. This conference aims to give theoretical and practical insight into the key issues that professionals face. It will give information on approaches that can be applied to all cases and comment on specific characteristics that cause concern. It will also raise topical issues including a discussion on forensic inpatient care.
This conference offers a valuable CPD opportunity and is suitable for practitioners who work with children and young people in generic and specialised services.
This Master Class will provide an opportunity to learn about current best evidence treatments for child and adolescent depression and bipolar disorders, with a focus on CBT and pharmacological treatment. The teaching will encompass a review of existing protocols for CBT and medication as well as case examples from a specialist mood disorder service with video illustration. There will also be the opportunity to bring case histories and complex management issues for discussion.
It will be argued that dyslexia is the outcome of multiple risk factors and that children who enter school with a language impairment are most at risk of reading problems. The speakers will go on to discuss evidence-based interventions to ameliorate reading difficulties and promote oral language skills in educational settings.
This conference will be invaluable for anyone who would like to understand the nature of language and cognition in childhood.
This one day conference brings an outstanding line up of speakers talking about implementation of evidence-based prevention and treatment for child mental health disorders. The talks focus on interventions delivered in a range of real world settings, informed by high quality research on effectiveness. The conference will explore key questions for therapists and researchers about diagnosis and assessment, service context and accessibility of treatment, training and supervision, or effects of therapies on different kinds of clients. Our Jack Tizard Memorial Speaker for 2015 is Professor John Weisz from Harvard University, who will talk about his groundbreaking research on adapting evidence based treatments for transdiagnostic real world practice, providing a bridge between the rich evidence base of clinical science and the complexity of referred youths in everyday clinical care.
This workshop will outline the methods of diagnostic assessment, with particular attention to issues of current debate in the conceptualisation and identification of ADHD. Approaches to evidence-based treatments and comprehensive management of ADHD in childhood and adolescence are reviewed, including approaches to difficult cases. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring their own cases that have raised challenges and questions with respect to intervention.
ACAMH Wales Branch invite you to their workshop on the subject of the science of positive psychology, which is now being increasingly applied in clinical, organisational and educational settings. In this workshop Professor Neil Frude will provide a lively introduction to the field, paying special attention to positive psychology strategies that can be used to enhance the wellbeing and resilience of young people and those who care for and work with them.
ACAMH North Wales and Merseyside branch would like to invite CAMHS professionals as well as professionals working in other mental health settings, who see young people with autism spectrum disorders as part of their caseload to join this Master Class. Some prior knowledge of autism spectrum disorders would be an advantage; a detailed overview of the diagnostic criteria or assessment of autism spectrum disorders will not be presented, although information will be available.
The half-day workshop is aimed at CAMH professionals as well as those working in other settings such as mental health, educational, therapeutic, academic or social – or those keen to learn more about communication with, and the mental health of, young people with an ASD.
ACAMH Oxford and Reading branch would like to invite CAMHS professionals as well as professionals working in other mental health settings to this Mindfulness Master Class. This workshop will provide an opportunity to experience mindfulness and to consider why and how to include mindfulness in your therapeutic work with children and families.
ACAMH Southern Branch would like to invite you to attend this workshop, which will provide an introduction and overview to the Non Violent Resistance/New Authority approach. We will present ideas and examples of the application of NVR in the home, school, clinical and community settings. In addition we will explore how the approach can be tailored to individual families in a clinical setting addressing such problems as anxiety, school phobia, eating disorders and self-harming. Clinicians will learn strategies that will support parents and professionals to regain presence with children and young people whom seem to be beyond adult control. Five parents who all have training in and lived experience of using NVR approaches for a range of difficulties, for example; ADHD, ASD, dyspraxia and attachment disorder will be contributing to the workshop.
The workshop is suitable for professionals working with children and young people in specialist settings such as CAMHS, YOS, special schools and Children’s Services.
ACAMH’s Master Class Series covers the main child and adolescent mental health disorders for which evidence-based interventions are available. The aim of the day on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), will be to provide up to date knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention approaches that are evidence based and viewed as best practice. The emphasis of the day will be on skills-based teaching of cognitive behaviour therapy strategies. This workshop will provide experience of current evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent OCD, with an emphasis on protocol-driven CBT.
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