Recognising & Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
Monday 20 May 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
This conference focuses on improving the recognition, assessment and response to child abuse and neglect including implementing the NICE Quality Standard Statements on Child Abuse and Neglect, and Working Together to Safeguard Children in practice. The conference will also update delegates on national developments including the new Independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.
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Our 20% discount is available by quoting ref:hcuk20pmha when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request.)
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Conference at RSM (Paediatrics and Child Health Section)
Mental health / Learning together – lsp study day
16th April 2019, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
This fantastic meeting aimed at students, trainees and consultants will bring together specialists from both paediatrics and child and adolescent mental health services.
Covering a wide range of topics, including practical approaches to mental health crises and self-harm management of eating disorders, medically unexplained symptoms, and somatisation disorders and therapeutic approaches.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to network and learn together across specialties about the current management of mental health conditions in children and young people
This meeting will develop an understanding of the key priorities in child and adolescent mental health, and provide information and practical advice on diagnostic and management issues, and encourage multidisciplinary discussion and learning.
- Diagnosis and management of common psychiatric disorders, including medically unexplained symptoms and somatoform disorder.
- The current epidemiology of child and adolescent mental health.
- The medical management of eating disorders.
- The role of the paediatrician in an acute mental health crises and emergency department presentations of acute psychiatric illness.
- The role of the paediatrician following self-harm and explore ways to make it meaningful and helpful for young people.
- Overlap between mental and physical ill health and what can be done about it.
For more information visit https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/pdm12
PMHA has worked with RCPsych to produce a guide to these complex and challenging presentations, and it is finally live!
It’s being launched at the RCPCH on the 7th December but our readers can access it here: MUS guide with leaflet Nov 2018
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10 monthly Saturdays: 10am to 4.30pm; Dates: 6th October 2018, 3rd November, 1st December,
5th January 2019, 2nd February, 2nd March, 6th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July
VENUE: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
Join the bpf’s flagship introductory course – now in
its third year. Psychotherapy Today has been
specifically designed for those who are either
considering a psychotherapy training and/or are
curious about psychoanalytic and Jungian thinking
and how these ideas can be applied to the world in
which we live. The course aims to kindle curiosity,
encourage critical thinking, make connections, and
investigate differences in a creative and inclusive
group setting, enabling students to develop their
own associations and ideas.
You may already be working in related professions,
such as a GP, nursery nurse or social worker, or you
may come from a completely different background.
Life experience is strongly valued.
ABOUT THE COURSE
On each Saturday, two seminars are delivered on a
specific theme; one seminar offers a psychoanalytic,
the other a Jungian perspective. The aim of the
course is to consider how these ways of thinking can
be useful tools for reflecting on and understanding a
broad range of issues. Each seminar is followed by a
facilitated group discussion, in which you can explore
and discuss key ideas. All seminar leaders and
discussion facilitators are bpf psychoanalytic
psychotherapists, Jungian analysts, child and
adolescent psychotherapists or psychoanalysts
working in private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Please contact: Sandra Pereira, MSc, Postgraduate
and Public Courses Officer:
Tel: 020 8452 9823
or visit: http://bit.ly/2tE0m7N
For syllabus and course content queries please
contact Wayne Full, Psychotherapy Today Course
By max Davie: PMHA convenor
This is a version of the talk I gave last week to the Primary care and pubic health conference at the NEC Birmingham. The main purpose of this post is to reinforce some of the messages in that talk to delegates, and help with signposting to other resources. It may also be of interest to other professionals curious about these conditions.
Professionals and parents are increasingly aware that children are being diagnosed with developmental disorders, but it’s not always clear what these are, or how to spot them. My aim is to help with this.
The term neurodevelopmental disorders is often confusingly defined. For me this is a group of inter-related patterns of abnormal neurodevelopment, which show themselves in characteristic patterns of behaviour, and lead to functional impairment in the child. Put another way, these are just patterns of dysfunction that more or less cluster around certain diagnostic terms.
This piece is not about the causative pathways that lead to these conditions, nor about the anatomical, physiological or genetic correlates, but about spotting and differentiating these patterns, in order to inform intervention.
I’ll try to cover ASD, ADHD, DCD, and a few other topics. Basically, when I run out of energy, I’ll stop.
Research Autism do very good conferences- this is bound to be another of them.