Mindful Events

  • ASD & Gender Dysphoria Workshop - 15 NOV 2018
  • ADOS-2, 3-4 DECEMBER 2018 *REGISTRATION FULL - NEXT COURSE FEB 2019*
  • ADOS-2 Advanced, 6-8 DECEMBER 2018 *REGISTRATION NOW FULL*

General Information

Mindful – Centre for Training and
Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington St,
Travancore Vic 3031

Phone: 03 9371 0200
Email: mindful-ASD@unimelb.edu.au

 

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Victorian Department of Health has provided funding to Mindful to coordinate and deliver ASD training in assessment, diagnosis and early intervention for mental health services.

This training is open to all clinicians in the public and private sector. A registration fee will apply. Limited subsidised places are made available where possible for Victorian CAMHS/CYMHS employees.
 
The range of training provided includes a 2-day seminar on ASD assessment fundamentals, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), 3DI and treatment workshops for children and young adults with an ASD.

Click here to download an information sheet about ADOS-2 and ADI-R training in 2018
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  Click image to download a copy of the latest 2018 Training Calendar.
 
        

Our publication A Guide to Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Victorian Mental Health Services (Kerry Bull & Sandra Radovini, April 2013) is available for download here:
A-Guide-to-Identification,-Diagnosis-and-Treatment-of-Autism-Spectrum-Disorder-in-Victoria-2013


 

Date Presenter Topic
15 November 2018 Assoc Prof Campbell Paul & Dr Fiona Zandt ASD & Gender Dysphoria Workshop - 15 NOV 2018

 ASD & Gender Dysphoria Workshop

RCH Gender Clinic and RCH Specialist Autism team

Half Day Seminar Thursday 15th November 2018

 

Who is the training for?

Mental Health Clinicians and other professionals such as psychologists, social workers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, Headspace clinicians, paediatricians, psychiatrists and registrars, working with children young people on the ASD spectrum.

**Subsidised places are available for CAMHS/CYMHS and Headspace clinicians.

Who provides the training?

Assoc Prof Campbell Paul RCH Gender Clinic
Dr Fiona Zandt, Coordinator RCH Specialist Autism Team

What does the training include?

This presentation will provide an introduction to gender dysphoria as well as an understanding of gender issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The current research will be summarised and clinical considerations will be discussed and illustrated through case discussion

Date:                            

Thursday 15th November 2018, 9am – 12.30pm (Registration 8.30-9.00am)

Registration:   Please register online through the Mindful e-cart via the link below

Cost: $99 incl GST

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=431&cID=17

**CAMHS/CYMHS and Headspace clinicians limited subsidised places available $55 incl GST

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=432&cID=17

Venue:                 

Mindful - Centre for Training & Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington St  (Not Flemington Rd) Travancore Vic. 3032          

Parking:

No parking available on site. Further details of public transport and map on Mindful website

Catering: Morning tea provided

(Please contact Frances Saunders fsaunders@unimelb.edu.au for further enquiries)

Refund Policy:

Registration is refundable up to and including 14 days before course commencement. A 10% administration fee will be deducted. Workshops are not refundable after this date. Should you have a query please contact Frances Saunders fsaunders@unimelb.edu.au

03 December 2018
04 December 2018
Deborah Sweeney ADOS-2, 3-4 DECEMBER 2018 *REGISTRATION FULL - NEXT COURSE FEB 2019*

**REGISTRATION FULL - NEXT COURSE FEB 2019**


 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition- (ADOS-2)

Two-day introductory workshop Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th December 2018

(Advanced Course Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th December 2018 separate registration required)

Places limited to 20 participants

What is the ADOS-2?

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, and play.  It provides a series of standardised contexts in which the individual’s social, communication and repetitive, stereotyped behaviours can be observed.  It has been designed to assist in the diagnosis of autism and pervasive developmental disorders and is suggested as a complementary instrument to the Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R).  Standardised toys and activities are used to present opportunities for social and communicative interaction with the examiner.  During these activities, observation of the individual notes the absence of presence of behaviours of interest. A diagnostic algorithm consistent with DSM-V and ICD-10 clinical diagnoses is generated.

 

Prerequisite Training

For all our ADOS2 courses at Mindful there is prerequisite training required – the ASD Assessment Fundamentals, 2 day workshop.

At Mindful our training is supported by Department of Health and Human Services and our mandate is to provide high quality ASD training that is accessible and affordable for clinicians, particularly those working in CAMHS/CYMHS.  As our ASD training calendar is designed for mental health clinicians working with complex clients, we have made the ASD Assessment Fundamentals a pre requisite to the ADOS 2 training as it covers all the components of a comprehensive ASD assessment. This includes a comprehensive developmental history, consideration of collateral information and issues of comorbidity, differential diagnosis and formulation. The ADOS 2 is one component of an ASD assessment and we would like to ensure that all clinicians attending have a broad understanding of the complexities of ASD assessment. This workshop is presented by a tertiary ASD assessment team from either Monash or RCH and the cases presented include some degree of complexity.

 

Who is the training for?

Mental Health Clinicians, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists

 

Who provides the training? Deborah Sweeney

Deborah has been using the ADI-R and ADOS in complex, multi-disciplinary assessments for over 14 years and regularly trains health professionals in the ADI-R and ADOS throughout the Asia Pacific region.        

 

What does the training include?

The two-day workshop provides an introduction to the ADOS-2 as an assessment tool, and is a first step in the process for establishing reliability.  It uses a mixture of large group lecture, demonstration, and scoring, as well as DVD demonstration of the ADOS-2. Training does not include the toddler module.

 

Prior to attending the workshop, you will be sent a pre-course information pack.  This will contain information about the venue, options for purchasing ADOS-2 materials, and some reading materials.  It will also include a DVD of two ADOS-2 administrations for you to watch prior to attending the course.  You will also be asked to do two practice administrations of the ADOS-2.  This can be done with any child, or as a role play exercise.  This task is to help familiarise yourself with the administration of the ADOS-2.  It is very useful preparation for the workshop.  Detailed information on this will be provided in the pre-course pack.  It is also required that you read the ADOS-2 manual prior to attending the workshop. Therefore to participate in this workshop, you will need to have access to an ADOS-2 kit. ADOS-2 distributors include:

 
Western Psychological Services (WPS)  www.wpspublish.com,

·         Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) www.acer.edu.au

·         Psychological Assessments Australia (PAA) www.psychassessments.com.au

·         Pearson Psychcorp http://www.pearsonpsychcorp.com.au

 

DATES:                Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th December 2018         TIME:   8.15 – 4.30pm (8.15 for registration)

 

REGISTRATION: Mindful website:   http://mindful.org.au/Events/Autism-Training.aspx

CYMHS/CAMHS Clinicians: $300 (plus GST)  Please register via link below:

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=352&cID=17

Non CAMHS Participants:   $600 (plus GST) Please register via link below:

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=353&cID=17

 

VENUE:                  Mindful, Building C, 50 Flemington St,   Travancore Vic 3032           (Not Flemington Rd)

PARKING:              No parking available on site.    Further details of public transport and map on mindful website

CATERING:             Morning tea and lunch provided.

** A limited number of subsided places are available to CYMHS/CAMHS employees

Refund Policy: Registration is refundable up to and including 14 days before course commencement. A 10% administration fee will be deducted. Workshops are not refundable after this date. Should you have a query please contact Frances Saunders fsaunders@unimelb.edu.au

06 December 2018
07 December 2018
08 December 2018
Deborah Sweeney ADOS-2 Advanced, 6-8 DECEMBER 2018 *REGISTRATION NOW FULL*

ADOS-2 Advanced Course 2.5 days

Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th December 2018

REGISTRATIONS NOW FULL

What is the ADOS-2?

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, and play.  It provides a series of standardised contexts in which the individual’s social, communication and repetitive, stereotyped behaviours can be observed.  It has been designed to assist in the diagnosis of autism and pervasive developmental disorders and is suggested as a complementary instrument to the Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R).  Standardised toys and activities are used to present opportunities for social and communicative interaction with the examiner.  During these activities, observation of the individual notes the absence of presence of behaviours of interest. A diagnostic algorithm consistent with DSM-V and ICD-10 clinical diagnoses is generated.

ADOS 2 Advanced Training 2.5 days

This workshop is for:

·         those who have completed the 2 day Introductory or Clinical ADOS-2 workshop

·         anyone using ADOS-2 in research

·         clinicians seeking to improve their level of skill and accuracy in their administration and coding of the ADOS-2

What does the course involve?

·         Hands on administration of the ADOS-2

·         Small group learning

·         Intensive instruction about administration and coding

Who provides the training? Deborah Sweeney

Deborah has been using the ADI-R and ADOS in complex, multi-disciplinary assessments for over 14 years and regularly trains health professionals in the ADI-R and ADOS throughout the Asia Pacific region

 REGISTRATION: Mindful website:   http://mindful.org.au/Events/Autism-Training.aspx

CYMHS/CAMHS Clinicians: $660 (including GST) Please register via link below:

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=356&cID=17

Non CAMHS Participants:   $1155 (including GST) Please register via link below:

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=355&cID=17

VENUE: Mindful, Building C, 50 Flemington St, Travancore Vic 3032 (NOT Flemington Road)

PARKING:              No parking available on site. Further details of public transport and map on Mindful website

CATERING:            Morning tea/ Afternoon tea and lunch provided.

Refund Policy: Registration is refundable up to and including 14 days before course commencement. A 10% administration fee will be deducted. Workshops are not refundable after this date. Should you have a query please contact Frances Saunders fsaunders@unimelb.edu.au

Research Reliability:  Clinicians wanting to achieve research level reliability - Deborah offers the “Personal ADOS- 2 Reliability Package”. This includes scoring an ADOS DVD administration, submission of your own recording ADOS, feedback and certificate once reliability is achieved.  This is a separate cost from the course for those who wish to pursue reliability.