These two training days are aimed at 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. 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 training will be split into 2 day Master Classes, the first focussing on prevalence, phenomenology and assessment and day two will focus on the treatment of mental health problems associated with ASD. It is possible to complete one day rather than both days, but day two would be most suitable for for those who have already attended day one.
At this twilight meeting, Dr Dickon Bevington will first introduce us to the various members of the growing family of mentalization based treatments, and then focus on his own innovative application of MBT, known as AMBIT (adolescent mentalization based integrative therapy). AMBIT training focuses on mentalization within teams working with hard-to-reach youth, and has by now been delivered to 90 teams across the UK and Ireland and internationally. AMBIT is supported and developed by means of an online wiki manual, and last year AMBIT won the Virgin Media Business/Guardian ‘Innovation Nation’ Award for Collaboration.
This day meeting brings an outstanding line up of speakers who are world renowned clinicians and researchers. Their talks focus on understanding the nature and origins of aggression, violence and conduct disorder in children and young people, and evidence based approaches for tackling these problems in a range of service settings, including prevention in schools and families, and treatment in clinical, family therapy and youth offending services.
What do we mean by Borderline Personality Disorder? We know it is associated with great suffering and expense, but what are its defining traits, what causes it, and how does it emerge through childhood and adolescence? Having explored the meanings and controversies around BPD in childhood and adolescence, then what are the treatment options for the CAMHS practitioner faced with emergent traits? What is the evidence for effectiveness in this work, and are there harms associated in trying to intervene? Is it possible to develop effective services and management plans for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder? These are some of the themes that this conference will be exploring.
Louise Bomber, an internationally renowned expert in the field of education and attachment will present on supporting children and young people in educational settings, at home and in residential care who have experienced significant relationship traumas and losses. Louise has renowned expertise in attachment and education and is well published and the day will feature indepth material and strategies. However, the fact remains that specific interventions for particular children are always best arrived through genuine partnership working with professionals and carers and the day will reflect this.
This free ACAMH Southern Branch annual research day is an excellent opportunity to hear high quality presentations about research projects in the local CAMHS community. It is suitable for all CAMHS clinicians and others working in related practice.
Sydenham’s chorea (SC) is a movement disorder that is a subtype of Rheumatic Fever. It is understood to be an auto-immune disorder arising in vulnerable children following Group A Beta Haemolytic Streptococcal infection (a common cause of sore throat). This is normally a rare disorder but there has been significant experience of SC in the West of Scotland in recent years. It is well known that there is psychiatric comorbidity in SC but there is variation in the literature regarding the nature and prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses associated with SC. The mechanisms of SC are thought to be similar to those described in PANDAS (Post Streptococcal Auto-immune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections).
This twilight lecture will be illustrated with clinical material reflecting the presenters’ experience of SC at Yorkhill.
ACAMH Wales is delighted to host this full-day conference covering attachment from infancy to adulthood; the underpinning of social, emotional and cognitive development.
The programme explores attachment theory and its background and will consider how outcomes for children can differ depending on the quality of their relationships with their parents in the early years and beyond as well as giving some examples of infant mental health interventions that aim to strengthen the initial caregiving relationship.
In this day conference we try to explore different experiences, models and perspectives from services that deal with adolescents with mental health problems. The conference would give a good opportunity to meet other professionals, reflect and learn different ways of dealing with challenges that this population poses. The conference would be suitable for anyone working with adolescent with mental health problems, those interested in areas of transition in mental health services, managers and commissioners who may be interested and involved in providing services for adolescents with mental health problems.
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