Understanding and supporting autistic adults in mental health services

Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Intermediate
Locations
This course will be taking place online
Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Intermediate
Locations
This course will be taking place online
About the course

This two-day interactive course is for mental health professionals wanting to increase their understanding of how mental health services can best serve autistic patients.  

It is only open to Kent and Medway NHS staff.

As an introductory training it is designed for professionals with limited experience of the autism field,  incorporating Tier 1 and tier 2 of the Autism Core Capability Framework.

The training is co-produced and will be delivered by experienced clinicians and autistic people as expert by experience. The training will offer the opportunity for you to interact with expert clinicians and hear personal experiences of experts by experience. This will help to highlight what is important to autistic people. 

The interactive training contains a mixture of theory and case scenarios and enable you to share your experiences as well as clarify any myths and personal perspectives. This will give you the knowledge and skills to use in your practice and enhance the quality of experience of autistic people when accessing mental health services.  

About the Framework

The Autism Core Capability Framework was introduced in 2019. It was in recognition that people with autism face many challenges in all area of lifeincluding when they are accessing mental and physical health care. It is also known that as a direct result of the knowledge gaps, autism is sometimes not diagnosed, or is misdiagnosed. 

The framework sets out core capabilities that clinicians and other people that support autistic people should be aware and able to follow in their practice areas. Its three tiers of training are universal (Tier 1), practitioner (Tier 2) and expert (Tier 3), based on responsibilities and job roles.

 

 

Course programme

The key topics on the course are: 

  1. What is autism and autism diagnosis?  
  2. Personalised support for autistic people 
  3. Physical and mental health in autism
  4. Law ethics and safeguarding
  5. Diagnostic overshadowing in autism
  6. Transition from child to adult - related issues and challenges for autistic people.
Learning objectives

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Understand autism-Core capability 1 & 2
  • Understand personalised support – Core capability 4,7,8 & 9
  • Understand law, ethics and safeguarding-Core capability 15
  • Understand misdiagnosis of autism/ diagnosis overshadowing with EUPD etc.
  • Understand ways to address issues/challenges with transition from child to adult services.

Course schedule

Course start date is passed
Target audience
Assistant psychologist, Care coordinator, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, Healthcare assistant, Nursing student, Pharmacist, Psychology student, Psychotherapist, RMN, Social worker
Locations
Upcoming date
Length and time
This course will be taking place online
21/07/2021 09:00-16:30
7 hours
Locations
Upcoming date
Length and time
This course will be taking place online
22/07/2021 09:00-16:30
7 hours
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