Mindful Events

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition- (ADOS-2) - FEBRUARY 2018
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition- (ADOS-2) - Toddler Module - AUGUST
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Fundamentals - March 2018
  • Positive Behaviour Support Workshop - OCTOBER

General Information

Mindful – Centre for Training and
Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington St,
Travancore Vic 3031

Phone: 03 9371 0200
Fax: 03 9371 0250
Email: mindful-info@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 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.
 
        

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
18 August 2017 Deborah Sweeney Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition- (ADOS-2) - Toddler Module - AUGUST

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

Toddler Module: Friday 18th August 2017

 

What is the ADOS-2 Toddler Module?

The Toddler Module of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a fifth module that is specifically designed to assess children with limited expressive language who are between the ages of 12 and 30 months.  Similar to the other ADOS-2 modules, the Toddler Module consists of standardised activities in which communication, social interactions, and restricted and repetitive behaviours relevant to the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be observed.

What does the training include?

This is an introductory workshop specific to the Toddler Module and includes lecture, videos, practice with scoring, and discussions. 

 

Who is the training for?

This workshop is designed for those with extensive experience in working with very young children both with and without autism spectrum disorder and with a background in standardised testing.  A pre-requisite of this workshop is completion of ADOS / ADOS-2 training (Introductory or Advanced workshops). 

 

Who provides the training?

Deborah Sweeney has been using the ADI-R and ADOS in complex, multi-disciplinary assessments for over 12 years and regularly trains health professionals in the ADI-R and ADOS throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Date

Friday 18th August 2017

Time: 8.15 – 5.00pm( registration 8.15 am. Course starts 8.30 sharp )

Cost & Registration Register via Mindful Ecart hyperlink:

CAMHS/CYMHS Clinicians $110 (includes GST) Subsidised by DHHS, Mental Health Branch.  http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=297&cID=17

Non CAMHS/CYMHS Clinicians  $330  (includes GST) Register via Mindful Ecart link: http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=298&cID=17

Venue

Mindful, Building C, 50 Flemington St, Travancore Vic 3031           (Not Flemington Rd)

No parking available on site. Further details of public transport and map on mindful website.       www.mindful.org.au

Catering

Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch provided

For further information contact Frances Saunders fsaunders@unimelb.edu.au

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

13 October 2017 Aspect Positive Behaviour Support Program Trainers Positive Behaviour Support Workshop - OCTOBER

Practical Strategies for working with children and young people with ASD 

Positive Behaviour Support Workshop for Clinicians: Working with clients 5-25yrs

One Day Seminar: Friday 13th October 2017 

Who is the training for?

Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Teachers, Early Intervention Workers, Family Support Workers, Headspace clinicians, Paediatric Fellows

**Advanced trainees in Child Psychiatry, CYMHS clinicians

 

Who provides the training?

 
 

Aspect Positive Behaviour Support Program Trainers.

Aspect Victoria runs the highly successful, and evidence-based three day Autism specific Positive Behaviour Support Workshop for parents across Victoria, increasing confidence and capacity in parents to manage challenging behaviours and to support their children and young adults.

This workshop has been adapted for clinicians working with families with a child or young person with ASD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does the training include?

  • Learn about Positive Behaviour Support and how to be proactive by creating an autism friendly environment
  • Learn how to write an autism specific profile and behaviour support plan (please come with a specific client or case study  in mind)
  • Learn how to write a plan to respond confidently when challenging behavior occurs
  • Learn how to teach new skills to promote independence and quality of life

 

Date:   Friday 13th October 2017      Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm (8.30am Registration)

REGISTRATION: 

CYMHS clinicians $88 incl GST:

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=295&cID=17

Non - CYMHS clinicians $176 incl GST:

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=296&cID=17

 

Venue:                 

Mindful - Centre for Training & Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington St  (Not Flemington Rd)

Travancore  Vic. 3031          

 

Catering:        Morning tea and lunch provided.

 

Contact:         Frances Saunders fsaunders@unimelb.edu.au

 

** A limited number of subsided places are available for Victorian Mental Health Clinicians


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

 


15 February 2018
16 February 2018
Deborah Sweeney Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition- (ADOS-2) - FEBRUARY 2018

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

Two-day introductory workshop Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February 2018

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.

 

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 12 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:                Thursday 15th & Friday 16th  February 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=372&cID=17

 

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

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=371&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

 

  

 

 

20 March 2018
27 March 2018
Specialist Autism Team, Royal Children’s Hospital Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Fundamentals - March 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Fundamentals

Two Day Seminar: Tuesday 20th & 27th March 2018

Who is the training for?

**Advanced trainees in Child Psychiatry, CYMHS employed Psychiatry Registrars, CYMHS employed clinicians

Paediatric Fellows. Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Paediatricians. Registration fee: $230 plus GST.

Who provides the training?

Specialist Autism Team, Royal Children’s Hospital

Mindful - Centre for Training & Research in Developmental Health, The University of Melbourne

What does the training include?

·         Clinical assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

·         Differential diagnosis and co-morbidities

·         ASD assessment protocol

·         Providing feedback &  guidelines for report writing

·         Case assessments: Preschool and School aged/ Adolescent

DATES:                          Two Day Seminar:  Tuesday 20th & Tuesday 27th March 2018

TIME:                            8.45am - 4.30pm (Registration at 8.45am)

REGISTRATION:  

Non CYMHS clinicians Registration fee of $253 incl GST. Please register through this link:

http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=258&cID=17

**Child Psychiatry Trainees & Registrars and  CYMHS/CAMHS clinicians (Subsidised cost $99 incl GST ) http://ecommerce.mindful.unimelb.edu.au/product.asp?pID=68&cID=17

VENUE:                 

Mindful - Centre for Training & Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington St  (Not Flemington Rd)

Travancore Vic. 3032          

CATERING:             

Morning tea and lunch provided.

 

(Contact Frances Saunders fsaunders@unimelb.edu.au for any further information)

 

** 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