An opportunity for clinicians to develop both their academic knowledge and clinical skills in working with people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan.
This day looks at Cognitive Remediation Therapy, ASD in women and girls, eating disorders, extreme demand avoidance, complex mental health difficulties in ASD, including psychosis and bipolar disorder, and medication approaches for co-occurring mental health difficulties in ASD.
We are delighted that this event is supported by Clinical Partners. Clinical Partners is the UK’s largest private mental health partnership, with a carefully selected nationwide team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists. Clinical Partners have part-fund tickets to offer ACAMH Members an additional discount. Please visit the Clinical Partners website to find out more about their work.
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About the day
We will be presenting the latest research findings, including common presenting clinical problems, as well as underlying transdiagnostic traits. Each update will be followed by a skills-focused session, which will introduce you to a range of interventions that have been shown to be useful for people on the autistic spectrum. Particular attention will be paid to ASD-specific adaptations to therapeutic approaches, while holding in mind the unique presentation of individuals on the spectrum.
Numbers are capped at 50 to maximise audience participation. There will be an opportunity for you to discuss your own case studies, while considering different approaches and practices within ASD-specific formulations. The focus will be on didactic learning with some group discussion.
- Gain insights into the latest research for practical application
- Learn a range of interventions that have been shown to be useful for people on the autistic spectrum
- ASD-specific adaptations to therapeutic approaches
- Considering different approaches and practices within ASD-specific formulations
- Sharing knowledge and understanding of case studies
- Focus on didactic learning with some group discussion
About the speakers
My main areas of interest include; cognitive, emotional characteristics and the translation of evidence from scientific research to clinical practice. I am a member of a very strong research team and have many teaching responsibilities involving the training of PhD, doctoral clinical psychology and MSc students, who actively contribute to pilot and major projects that help us understand the complex nature of eating disorders.
I enjoy international and multidisciplinary work and I feel very honoured to have amazing collaborators both in the UK and abroad. My clinical responsibilities include leading the clinical psychology team in South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS adult eating disorder service, supervising colleagues, training junior members of the multidisciplinary team, taking part in strategic planning of the service, auditing and developing new psychological interventions informed with research evidence and service user feedback.
In my country of origin, Georgia, where I trained and worked at the beginning of my professional career before moving permanently to the UK, there is no eating disorder service, but my research clearly shows there is a great need. My ‘visiting professor’ status from 2012 will hopefully contribute to the development of research and clinical services in the field of eating disorders back in my home country. I hope that some of the training and workshops will facilitate collaborations and help professionals in Georgia to develop transferable skills in different areas of clinical psychology. I am supervising PhD student from Tbilisi and helping a team from Illia University develop their curriculum in clinical psychology. Please find out more about my research here. You can also visit my profile on the King’s College website
Dr. Osman Malik, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Department of Children’s Neurosciences at Evelina London, St Thomas’ Hospital, London
Osman is trained in General Psychiatry at Imperial College, London, and went on to work as a speciality doctor at the Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology at Great Ormand Street Hospital. He completed higher training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Great Ormand Street and The Royal London Training Programme.
Currently at the Evelina he is working across several teams with Neurosciences: Complex Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Disability Service, Sleep Medicine, TANDeM (Tourette and Neurodevelopmental Movement Disorders Service) and Children’s Psychological Medicine (National and Specialist Paediatric Liaison Service – South London and Maudsley NHS Trust). Dr Malik has published research on the mental health needs of adopted children, cognitive impairment from high cortisol levels and is currently involved in research in autism and tics
09:00 – Registration
09:30 – ASD and eating disorders Kate Tchanturia
10:30 – Cognitive Remediation Therapy Kate Tchanturia
11:30 – Break
11:45 – Mental Health problems in women and girls with ASD Judy Eaton
12:45 – Lunch
13:30 – Extreme demand avoidance presentations Judy Eaton
14:30 – Complex Mental Health Difficulties in ASD, including psychosis and bipolar disorder Osman Malik
15:30 – Medication approaches for co-occurring mental health difficulties in ASD Osman Malik
16:30 – Closing remarks
Slides are password protected, those we have permission to share will be made available when they are supplied to us.
- ASD and eating disorders Kate Tchanturia
- Cognitive Remediation Therapy Kate Tchanturia
- Mental Health problems in women and girls with ASD – Judy Eaton
- Extreme demand avoidance presentations – Judy Eaton
- Complex Mental Health Difficulties in ASD, including psychosis and bipolar disorder Osman Malik – Awaiting slides
- Medication approaches for co-occurring mental health difficulties in ASD Osman Malik – Awaiting slides