Conduct Disorder


Event type Day Conference

Gujarat Hindu Society and Community Centre

Conduct Disorder is diagnosed in childhood and/or adolescence, it presents itself through a recurring and continuing pattern of behaviours in which the basic rights of others are abused. Often Conduct Disorder behaviours are referred to as ‘antisocial behaviours’. This full-day conference day presents you with the perfect opportunity for you to increase your understanding.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Improve your knowledge of the evidence-based interventions for Conduct Disorder
  • Increase your confidence and understanding of the role of services when dealing with Conduct Disorder in young people
  • Learn how to perform a risk assessment of a violent young person
  • Understand the effects of treatment and outcomes for children and young people with Conduct Disorder


About the day

The ACAMH Northwest Branch presents an engaging and interesting event on Conduct Disorder. The day presents you with the perfect opportunity for you to increase your understanding and listen to variety of experts from Northwest region who manage children and young people with conduct disorder. There’ll be a number of case study examples and the chance to ask questions relating to your specific experiences.


Who should attend

The conference is relevant to all those working with young people including those in; psychology, psychiatry, commissioning in CAMHS, education, hospitals, schools, and youth offending teams.



09:00: Registration, Welcome, Refreshments
09:20: Introductions by ACAMH North West Branch Chair – Dr Vasu Balaguru
09:30: Keynote speaker Madeline Marczak – The costs of Conduct Disorder and evidence for parenting interventions
10:30: Dr James Millington – Building psychologically informed Forensic CAMHS
11:20: Break
11:30: Joanna Johnson and Dr Vasu BalaguruYoung people with Conduct Disorder – which service do they fit? Practical and legal issues for CAMHS and criminal justice
12:20: Lunch
13:20: Dr Kenny Ross – Risk assessment of violent adolescents
14:15: Break
14:30: Garry Blackburn –  Multi systemic therapy (MST): Evidence based intervention for conduct disorder – Does it really work? An overview of the treatment and local experience of outcomes
15:45: Feedback and conference close
16:00: ACAMH Northwest Committee meeting


About the Speakers

Madeline Marczak Principal Clinical Psychologist, CYP-IAPT Parent Training/0-5s Operational Lead Greater Manchester West Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training Centre

Madeline Marczak is a Principal Child Clinical Psychologist, currently dividing her time between a Clinical and Lecturing post. She works as a Clinical Psychologist for the Children and Parent’s Service (a specialist 0-5 CAMHS Service in Manchester) as well as being Operational Lead for the North West CYP-IAPT Parent Training and 0-5s programmes, affiliated with the University of Manchester.

Madeline is an accredited AVIGuk Advanced Supervisor and AVIGuk Board member. Madeline sits on the AVIGuk teaching and accreditation subcommittee. Madeline has a keen interest in supporting the sustainable implementation of Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and Incredible Years in perinatal and early year’s settings.

Dr James Millington, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, BSc (Hons) MPhil DClinPsychol CPsychol AFBPsS
Lead Psychologist for Specialist CAMHS at Greater Manchester Mental health NHS Foundation Trust. Child and Adolescent Representative within the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology.

Dr Millington has worked for the NHS for twenty years mainly within adolescent forensic mental health services. His clinical role includes leading the psychology teams within an adolescent medium secure unit, the secure estate within the North West of England and the newly established Forensic CAMHS North West. Dr Millington contributes to practice development through various professional and service networks and via publication projects, teaching and presenting.”

Garry Blackburn
Garry has almost 20 years of experience working within CAMHS in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient and the community, where he has worked as a manager, Community psychiatric Nurse and CBT therapist. Garry has been a Multi-systemic therapy (MST) Supervisor for over 8 years, setting up and managing several MST teams. Currently, Garry is the MST Supervisor in Wigan.

Dr Kenny Ross
Dr Ross works in Forensic CAMHS (FCAMHS, Northwest), part of Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is dual trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. I have been working with young people with high-risk forensic behaviours in the context of mental health difficulties since 1997 and as a consultant since 2000. Dr Ross works across a range of settings – community; a medium secure inpatient unit; a secure unit for young people involved with the Criminal Justice System; and a secure unit for young people subject to Secure Accommodation Orders. He is also the Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children and Guardian of Safe Working Hours for the Trust and Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Psychiatrist in the North-West.

Joanna Johnson, Deputy Team Manager, North Lancashire Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Team
Joanna Johnson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 17 years’ experience of working within a variety of both inpatient and community settings; Joanna has also completed the MSc in Personality Disorder at the University of Central Lancashire. During this time she has been privileged with working with a diverse and complex group of service users who are from varying backgrounds and have a multitude of diagnoses.

Joanna’s current role is within North Lancashire Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Team; the team is based within both police custody and magistrates courts and the aim of the service is to improve health outcomes for those individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system through early identification of vulnerabilities and effective signposting into a wide range of services. In keeping with NHS England model of Liaison & Diversion, the team operates and all age, all vulnerability service.




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Gold Member – £126.00
Silver Member – £142.00
Publications/Digital – £52.50*

Non Member – £158.00

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