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  • In Conversation… Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

    Renowned clinical psychologist, Kim Golding, discusses how Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy can support developmentally traumatised children and their parents, as well as how support for adopted children has changed in the UK over the years.

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  • What has happened to children’s centres?

    BBC Radio 4 discussion featuring ACAMH Board Member, Professor Kathy Sylva. The Sure Start centres were set up to give more deprived children a better chance in life, BBC Radio 4 discuss their future and what difference they are actually making. Jenni talks to Professor Kathy Sylva, University of Oxford and Alka Dass, a mother from Buckinghamshire who uses the centres.

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  • In Conversation… Refugee Children and Mental Health

    How can mental health practitioners support refugee children? Professor Panos Vostanis shares insights into complex trauma, evidence and interventions in the field, as well as discussing his upcoming Refugee Children and Mental Health Masterclass.

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  • In Conversation… Professor Stephen Scott

    Professor Stephen Scott joins ACAMH in this podcast to discuss his journey from paediatrics to child and adolescent psychiatry, the importance of evidence-based research and what he wants to see in the future for the field of child and adolescent mental health.

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  • In Conversation… Autism Diagnosis Trends

    The first prevalence studies estimated one in 2,500 children were autistic whereas the latest figures indicate around one in every 39 children is reported to have an autism diagnosis. Dr Ginny Russell discusses why we may have seen such an exponential increase.

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  • In Conversation… Happiness in Schools

    Dr John Ivens talks to ACAMH about the role of schools in mental health provision, the Government’s green paper on children and young people’s mental health, and assessing students’ experiences of happiness in schools in order to develop personalised approaches.

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  • Shared decision making in CAMHS

    With Parents in Mind: Can shared decision making support parents at CAMHS?

    Exploring shared decision making as a triad relationship between clinicians, children and parents where clinicians and service users (i.e. children and parents) share the information when faced with the task of making decisions, and where service users are supported to consider options to achieve informed preferences, may be of value.

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  • In Conversation… Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    In conversation with Dr Duncan Gillard, Senior Educational Psychologist and an experienced ACT practitioner, trainer and author. Duncan is the co-author of the popular self-help book Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Dummies.

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  • The Bridge Abridged: Are digital health interventions meeting expectations?

    Free podcast providing a research digest of a systematic and meta-review on the use of digital mental health interventions for children and young people published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry by Hollis et al.

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  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health: Through a digital lens

    Despite the significant increase, availability and usage of mobile devices by children and teenagers, there is still a lack of evidence to support their safety or effectiveness with vulnerable populations. 

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