ADAPTING CLINICAL PRACTICE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

7 October 2020
Free

Length: 1 day
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Location: Online
Primary audience: Staff working within services that are part of the South West CYP IAPT Community of Practice. Current trainees are not eligible to take part. 

4 November 2020
Free

Length: 1 day
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Location: Online
Primary audience: Staff working within services that are part of the South West CYP IAPT Community of Practice. Current trainees are not eligible to take part.

About this Workshop

This one-day workshop will provide a practical and evidence-based overview of adaptations for supporting children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disabilities (ID) as part of routine clinical practice within emotional wellbeing and mental health support 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 day will include an overview of the profile of needs for children and young people with ASD and ID, 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 practitioners working with children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health services across settings, including clinicians in CAMHS and CYP-IAPT services, schools-based services and third sector organisations.  The aim for the day 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 and ID, adapting therapy content, communication and the therapeutic relationship, involving parents, teachers and wider professional networks and how and when to signpost for additional support.

Presenter

Dr Sarah Carman, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Senior Clinical Tutor, CYP-IAPT programmes, King’s College London.

Dr Sarah Carman is a Senior 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 currently works clinically at the Newcomen Neurodevelopmental Service at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust).  Sarah is also a lead for the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner PGCert training at King’s College London, and as Senior Clinical Tutor teaches 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.