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Cognitive Assessments with children and young people in CAMHS and other non-specialist settings

Thursday 1st May 2014

Cognitive Assessments with children and young people in CAMHS and other non-specialist settings: Update your Skills

Workshop overview:

An opportunity for clinical psychologists, especially those working in settings where there are no specialist neuropsychologists, to update their practice and increase skills in undertaking cognitive assessments of children and young people. The focus of the workshop will be on practical issues of choosing, administering and interpreting assessments appropriate for the setting.

There will be opportunity for participants to discuss issues around when and how to offer assessments, how to fit the assessments into wider team assessments, and how to develop best practice. The aim is for the workshop to offer a supportive space to consider these issues. The workshop will consider issues relevant to children and teenagers only.

The focus of the workshop is on helping participants to think critically about how to carry out cognitive assessments with children and young people in non-neuropsychology settings where there may be no access to child neuropsychology expertise. There will be a focus on when to assess and what cognitive assessments might be helpful in answering wider assessment questions. We will think about making best use of the assessments that clinical psychologists in these settings have access to and discuss how to interpret assessment findings.

There will be opportunity to discuss barriers and good practice in a non-judgemental setting with the aim of participants going away with a clear sense of when and how they can best use assessments to fit their work context.

There will be opportunity for participants to bring case material to discuss, but this is not a requirement.

Who is the course intended for?

Clinical psychologists working with children and teenagers in non-neuropsychology specialist settings such as CAMHS. Attendees should have experience of carrying out cognitive assessments with children and teenagers.

Learning outcomes and objectives:

Develop and update skills in carrying out cognitive assessments with children and young people in non neuropsychology settings.

  • Develop competence in deciding when to assess and what assessment to use.
  • Update knowledge of interpretation of assessment findings.
  • Understanding of the limitations of cognitive assessments with children and young people.
  • Develop good working models of what cognitive assessments in these settings might look like, and discuss best practice.

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

Agenda

Thursday 1st May 2014

09:30Registration & Refreshments
10:00Morning Workshop Session
12:30Lunch (provided)
13:00Afternoon Workshop Session
16:30Finish

Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Katie Hunt CPsychol AFBPsS

Facilitator
Katie works as a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist in independent practice, specialising in work with children, young people and families. She has experience of neuropsychological and cognitive assessment across the independent and NHS sectors having previously led the community neuropsychology provision within the Nottingham Child Clinical Psychology Service. Katie spent 12 years working in Child Psychology and CAMHS services in Nottingham and was a Clinical Tutor on the Trent Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has experience of delivering training across topics in NHS, University and independent settings.

Venue

Everton Complex

2 Ardoyne Road , Belfast , BT14 7AW

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