Blog

  • A wealth of experience benefiting ACAMH

    “If you’re going to care for people you have to care for the people who are caring.”

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  • A happy accident

    Arriving early to an ACAMH Conference set Dr Mark Lovell off on an ever expanding journey with the Association.

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  • Guest Blog

    What is attachment theory used for?

    Attachment theory is amongst the most popular theories of child development and has received much attention from psychologists and researchers across the world for the last 50 years. Such popularity implies that it is perceived by many to be of great importance and utility to understanding people and their behaviour in different contexts – but, why?

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  • What are the barriers to mindfulness for Tourette’s?

    We know that mindfulness and meditation can be of great benefit to people but it is a challenge for those with movement disorders such as Tourette Syndrome.

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  • Addressing a need: Could a research-based app called Molehill Mountain ease anxiety in Autism?

    One of the top ten priorities for autism research, according to Autistica’s research with autistic people, is reducing anxiety. In order to meet this need, Autistica have partnered with Professor Emily Simonoff to develop Molehill Mountain, a new smartphone app.

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  • What is an intellectual disability?

    This alphabetical framework is designed as an aide memoire for the identification of an ID (in children, young people or adults). It will help you identify available information sources and gaps in knowledge about an individual’s ability. It will guide you in decision making regarding a likely diagnosis and help you generate a needs based plan.

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  • Adoption and attachment: A parent’s perspective

    Guest blog from Dr Taylor: “I am grateful for the opportunity to recount my experience of inviting a traumatised child into my family. If I can persuade those working in children’s services to change this experience, even for just one family, I will have achieved something worthwhile.”

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  • Mermaids – helping gender diverse young people

    Mermaids, is a charity that supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are gender diverse, alongside their families and professionals involved in their care.

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  • Gendered Intelligence – helping young trans people

    Guest blog from Dr Jay Stewart MBE, CEO and Co-founder of Gendered Intelligence. Gendered Intelligence specialises in supporting young trans and gender questioning people between the ages of 8 and 30.

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  • Autistica highlights strong evidence for new communication therapy

    Autistica, UK’s autism research charity, are recommending that all local areas should have healthcare professionals accredited to deliver a new form of communication intervention called PACT.

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