The exciting provisional programme for our meeting has been released!
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The meeting will be held at Highgate House, near Northampton, on the 30th and 31st January 2014
Thursday 30th (10am-4pm) will be an ‘Infant mental health study day’
Topics: Supporting parents in early infancy (little minds matter team, Portsmouth)
Early infant development (Prof Vasu Reddy)
Infant mental health (Dr Margaret Thompson)
Attachment in practice (Dr Matthew Woolgar, tbc)
We will then have the Otto Wolffe Memorial Guest Lecture from Graham Music – Author of “Nurturing Natures”, followed by our annual dinner!
On Friday 31st January we start with our AGM, then we will have a half-day Sleep Symposium by Dr Cathy Hill and the Southampton Sleep Team
After lunch we will have two practical workshops:
Emotional awareness in clinical practice (Dr Jackie Preston) and
Attachment narrative therapy- applications to ADHD (Prof Rudi Dallos)
It promises to be a varied and highly stimulating few days- please come!!
Registration will open soon- check back here for details
Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people.
Important information from NICE on planning and delivering interventions
This piece from discovery magazine covers new work looking at the DNA roots of the behaviors that result in neurodevelopmental and mental health diagnoses in children. The conclusion, that they found none, is rather discomforting.
The question is: have we been mislead by heritability studies into ignoring environmental determinants e.g. for ASD, or is the inheritance happening in some other way?
A reminder of this important and awesomely named document.
Young people who become medically unstable due to AN present a serious medical emergency.
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/files/pdfversion/CR168.pdf to find out what to do!
Autism Plus Conference 4 December, Now Booking. This looks really excellent, and well timed with the Autism quality standard coming out.
The MA group conferences are pretty expensive, but boy, look at the line-up! Save up and get going (if you’re in the north)
I love this paper, full of good advice and and determination not to medicalise this normal phenomenon. http://ep.bmj.com/content/early/2013/08/26/archdischild-2013-303903.full
This looks absolutely great, and is a bargain for trainees! Click here for details: 1st_Paediatric_Mental_Health_Training_Day_-_corrected