Two Intensive days: 9 am - 4.30 pm
In Perth (September 27th-28th 2012) presented by:
Professor Tony Attwood is a world expert and leading authority on Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and autism. Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum conditions since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. His book “Asperger's Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals” has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over twenty languages. He has worked with over 6,000 individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Condition. His latest book “The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome” was published in October 2006.
Dr Michelle Garnett is the Founder of Minds & Hearts, a specialist clinic in Brisbane for children and adults who have an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Both are internationally known presenters, having presented together around Australia, New Zealand and Europe for numerous Universities, Societies, Colleges, Schools and Support Networks. Tony and Michelle are clinical psychologists who together have over 50 years of experience in helping people with autism spectrum conditions. They are warm, inspiring engaging and knowledgeable presenters
Event will attract 14 hours of Specialist Continuing Professional Development for members of the following APS Colleges: Clinical, Clinical Neuro & Education/Developmental. Members of other APS Colleges and non-College members may claim the equivalent CPD hours. Event endorsed for workshop requirement for entry to the APS/Medicare Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) Identified Practitioners List. Events endorsed for the workshop requirement for entry to the APS/Medicare Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) Identified Practitioners List
Information based on research and clinical experience is provided to update your practice in the specialised area of autism spectrum conditions, with particular regard to complex presentations. The two days includes a combination of lecture, simulations, case presentations (ours), case discussion (participants’ cases) and question time.
This workshop will follow on from Workshop 1 (conducted at various locations over the past few years) and participants may decide themselves whether to register without attending Workshop 1. Basic knowledge and some experience with ASC are assumed. The purpose of the Advanced Workshop is to develop your skills in assessing more difficult and complex presentations of ASC, and your skills for treating adults, couples and families affected by ASC. A comprehensive bibliography is given to indicate the extent of reading background in preparation for this workshop and the grounding of the content in empirical findings. In addition, each presenter has extensive clinical experience in ASC, and draws from this experience to provide both case presentations and simulations to strengthen each participant’s learning. You are polled about your learning requirements prior to the event. Time is provided for questions.
Who will benefit:
Psychologists – particularly clinical, neuro-, educational and developmental
Medicos - psychiatrists, paediatricians, GPs, neurologists
Allied health – speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers
The learning outcomes for the 2-day workshop are listed below.
In this workshop on Day 1 you will learn:
- the latest (last 5 years, updated each year) research findings in autism spectrum conditions
- the early signs of autism in children 24 months and younger
- specific skills to engage disinterested adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome
- how to recognise features of autism spectrum condition in adults; including how to differentiate between personality disorder, complex PTSD, ADHD, OCD and ASC, and complications when the person has high intelligence
- how to convey the diagnosis to a sensitive adult
- how to convey the diagnosis to a couple where one partner is on the spectrum in a therapeutic way
In this workshop on Day 2 you will learn:
- how to recognise ASC in girls and women
- key gender differences in ASC
- how to conceptualise a complex case where more than one family member has ASC
- specific services in Australia that can assist
- a specific therapeutic approach and skills for the treatment of adolescents boys and girls who have an autism spectrum condition
- a specific therapeutic approach and skills for the treatment of adults who have an autism spectrum condition
- important adjustments to couples’ therapy when one partner has ASC
- how to manage and assist resistant parents
Duration: 2 days, 9 am - 4.30 pm each day
PERTH - Rydges Perth, Cnr King & Hay Streets, Perth.
Registrants may book into the Advanced Workshop without first attending Workshop 1. Please be aware that the Workshop assumes basic knowledge and some experience with ASC.
|Workshop 1||Advanced Workshop||Both|
|Early Bird (Perth-28th August 2012)||$630||$630||$1100|
For cancellations: Up to 14 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be a refund of 50% of the fee. Attendance is fully transferable.
TO REGISTER VIA ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR PERTH, PLEASE SELECT THE COURSE BELOW:
Rationale for Workshop: Most trainings in ASC in Australia to date have targeted mixed audiences and are thus necessarily at a basic level. Health practitioners urgently require professional development that addresses the more complex and/or unusual presentations of ASC, for example ASC in girls and women, ASC in adults, and ASC and personality disorder and/or a history of complex trauma. The strong genetic base of ASC means that in many cases there are multiple family members on the autism spectrum, including the parents, and it can be difficult to discern who the client is, what the priorities are, and how to help the whole family. This workshop addresses each of these issues, offering explanations and strategies.
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