Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Skills Update – special interest focus

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Event type Skills Update

Resource For London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA

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 is the second of two days, you do not have to attend both days, but if you do you could save £50. Day 1 is Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Skills Update – therapy focus

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.

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About the day
Who should attend
Key takeaways
Prices and booking
About the speakers
Programme
How to get here

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.

Who should attend

This day would be beneficial to those who work in a clinical setting with an understanding of Autism in children and young people. In particular; consultants, clinical leads, specialty doctors, nurse practitioners, educational psychologists, therapists, and those that work with children affected with mental health issues.

Key takeaways

  • 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

Prices and booking

Prices include lunch, and refreshments throughout the day, plus a CPD certificate which is emailed after the event.

  • Publications/Digital member: £99 (10 spaces are available at this rate)
  • ACAMH member: £129 – SAVE £50 by booking onto Day 1 call the office Mon-Fri 08.30-17.00 on 020 7403 7458
  • Non-member: £149 – SAVE £50 by booking onto Day 1 call the office Mon-Fri 08.30-17.00 on 020 7403 7458

Ways to book;

  • Online via the button above or;
  • Call the office Mon-Fri 08.30-17.00 on 020 7403 7458 or;
  • If you want to be invoiced we must have a Purchase Order number for us to be able to raise an invoice, please email events@acamh.org for details

Amongst our aims is the dissemination of information to bridge the gap between rigorous research and best practice in relation to child and adolescent mental health. One of the ways in which we do this is through our events, and we try to make these as accessible and affordable as is reasonably possible. The events we organise are not profit-making, many are subsidised through our other commercial activities, without which they would not be able to run. As a charity, any surplus that we make is invested back into the business to benefit our Members and the sector. Members get a discounted rate and we hope you consider joining.

About the speakers

Dr. Kate Tchanturia
Dr. Kate Tchanturia

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

Programme

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

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 Awaiting slides
  • Cognitive Remediation Therapy Kate Tchanturia Awaiting slides
  • Mental Health problems in women and girls with ASD Judy Eaton Awaiting slides
  • Extreme demand avoidance presentations Judy Eaton Awaiting slides
  • 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

How to get here

Map of the venue via Google Maps

You may find it useful to use Transport for London Journey Planner to plan your route

Nearest Underground

  • Holloway Road; 5 min walk, 0.2 mile (Picadilly)
  • Highbury & Islington; 17 min walk, 0.8 mile (Victoria, Overground)

Nearest Mainline Train

  • King’s Cross St Pancras. Underground connections; Picadilly
  • Highbury & Islington. See above