• Date: 5th – 6th June 2023
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Category: CPD

Please note this event is aimed at qualified practitioners employed at one of our partner services within the South West Community of Practice.


This two-day workshop will provide a practical and evidence-based overview of adaptations for supporting children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as part of routine clinical practice within Low Intensity emotional wellbeing and Mental Health Support Team services.

Recognising that many children presenting for support with anxiety, mood, behaviour and emotion regulation may well also have a neurodevelopmental condition, this workshop is designed to support existing clinicians to identify these needs and incorporate adaptations into their clinical work. The training will include an overview of the profile of needs for children and young people with ASD, the impact that this can have on mental health and emotional wellbeing, and the implications for clinicians working with young people with these needs.

The workshop is intended for Low Intensity practitioners working with children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health services across settings. The aim will be to provide practical advice on the use of adaptations which practitioners can apply in their day to day work, including: environmental adaptations for ASD, adapting therapy content, communication and the therapeutic relationship, involving parents, teachers and wider professional networks and how and when to signpost for additional support.


This training is aimed at qualified Child Wellbeing Practitioner and Education Mental Health Practitioners employed at one of our partner services within the South West Community of Practice.


Dr Sarah Carman is a Principal Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people with neurodevelopment difficulties. She has extensive experience in specialist Neurodevelopmental CAMHS services in London and the Newcomen Neurodevelopmental Service at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust). She now works clinically in the Service for Complex Autism and Associated Neurodevelopmental Conditions (National and Specialist CAMHS, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust).

Sarah has also previously worked as a lead for the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner PGCert training at King’s College London, and in this role as a Senior Clinical Tutor taught across King’s College CYP-IAPT courses on neurodevelopmental difficulties and adapting interventions.

Sarah primarily uses CBT and Adapted CBT, environmental adaptation and behavioural approaches in her clinical work and is passionate about developing the accessibility of the children’s mental health and wellbeing workforce, particularly for children with neurodevelopmental conditions.

Please note registration has now closed for this event