Assessing the Autistic Brain Style in 0-12

$350.00 (Ex GST)

Synopsis: Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to confidently assess and diagnose Autism in children aged 0-12 in this 1 day training course
Date(s): 17th July 2024
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Venue: 146 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville 2111
Maximum Participants: 10

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Synopsis: Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to confidently assess and diagnose Autism in children aged 0-12 in this 1 day training course
Date(s): 17th July 2024
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Venue: 146 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville 2111
Maximum Participants: 10

About:

  • Are you a mental health professional, working with neurodiverse clients?
  • Would you like to feel confident in recognising and assessing an Autistic Brain Style in your clients?
  • Do you have existing knowledge about assessment, but want to upskill or hone your skills and understanding around Autism?

Spencer Health are proud to be offering this training, aimed at equipping psychologists with understanding  Autism and their autistic clients, as well as how autistic children in your therapy or assessment room and to understanding of best-practice assessment skills and tools to apply in their own assessment. Psychologists interested in assessing and supporting their Autistic clients need to have a strong understanding of the brain style and the neurochemistry, Autistic traits, and understanding of how Autism may present in girls and women, understanding of best-practice assessment tools, as well as being confident in their differential diagnoses.

In this 1 day training, participants will:

  • Understand the Autistic brain style
  • Learn how to recognise and assess for Autism in the therapy room and during initial assessment, including differential diagnosis
  • Understanding how Autism may present in girls and women
  • Understand best-practice assessment tools to develop an assessment protocol
  • Understand how to interpret assessment tools
  • Writing reports which are neuroaffirming and informative for your client

The overall aim of the workshop is to provide participants the skills, knowledge and confidence to move forward with neuroaffirming assessments for Autism. The training will count as 6 hours of PD and you will receive a certificate of attendance for your records.

Your fee will cover morning and afternoon tea, with lunch being available at the various food outlets surrounding our centre. Parking can be found easily on the street.

Facilitator:

Shannon Grassby is a clinical psychologist who is trained in multiple therapeutic modalities including CBT, ACT, DBT. Shannon has a special interest in supporting neurodiverse children and adults  to navigate the neurotypical world around them, as well as assisting their parents and close others to advocate for them. Whilst she is neurotypical herself, she is committed to being a strong ally for the neurodiverse community, and helping bridge the double-empathy problem with compassion, understanding and practical skills.