This training day is aimed at Psychologists, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Mental Health Practitioners, and professionals working with Mental Health and Social Services and YOT and professionals working in special needs schools, who see young people with autism spectrum disorders as part of their caseload, or would wish to start practising in this area.
Our speakers – Dr Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr Osman Malik – will cover:
- Presentation of complex mental health problems in ASD
- Current conceptualisations on anxiety and depression in ASD
- Medication and psychological approaches to management
- Sexuality and sexual orientation among young people with ASD
This masterclass is driven by interactive learning and group exercises, and therapists will be encouraged to discuss examples from their own clinical practice for group feedback, with the aim of integrating research data and theoretical knowledge with discussion of day to day clinical practice.
About our speakers:
Dr Ann Ozsivadjian, a Principal Clinical Psychologist.
Ann has worked in the Neurodevelopmental Disorders team at the Children’s Neurosciences Centre, Evelina Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) for 11 years since qualification. Her clinical and research interests include assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties in ASD, and cognitive pathways to anxiety in ASD.
Dr Osman Malik a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Department of Children's Neurosciences at Evelina London, St Thomas' Hospital in London.
He trained in General Psychiatry at Imperial College/ Chairing Cross Training Scheme . Following that worked as a specialty doctor at the Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He completed higher training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Great Ormond Street and The Royal London Training Programme.
Currently at the Evelina he is working across several teams with in 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 mental health needs of adopted children, cognitive impairment from high cortisol levels and currently involved in research in Autism and Tics.
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