People with developmental disorders like intellectual disability and autism are at an increased risk of developing psychiatric and mental health problems. With complex comorbidity and social disadvantage, they are over-represented within in-patient and forensic mental health systems in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Even after years of de-institutionalisation and promoting community care, this group suffers not just a lack of equity in treatment access, but also in treatment outcomes.
This introductory course, developed with input from experts by experience and featuring a well-known faculty, will provide an introduction to some of the key topics in this area.
It will be of interest to adult, child, forensic and learning disability psychiatrists, multi-disciplinary health and social care teams and criminal justice professionals across the world.
- The certificate is made up of 12 hours of six e-learning modules, 24 hours of self-study time, six hours of related eLearning content and a three-hour interactive webinar with an expert faculty.
- Please allow 45 hours to complete the course.
- The eLearning modules will be hosted on our CPD eLearning platform.
- You must complete all six eLearning modules before attending the webinar.
- Each module is comprised of recorded presentations, interactive learning exercises and an end of-module test.
- The three-hour Q&A webinar will be an opportunity for you to discuss what you have learnt with a panel of experts.
- Module 1: An introduction to developmental disorders, mental disorders and crime, Challenging behaviour, Psychiatric co-morbidity (2 hours)
- Module 2: Assessing and managing risk using actuarial and structured clinical judgement tools (2 hours)
- Module 3: An introduction to assessment and treatment approaches (2 hours)
- Module 4: An overview of sex offender and fire setting treatment programmes (2 hours)
- Module 5: Interface between the criminal justice and mental healthcare systems and the experience of women in the forensic system (2 hours)
- Module 6: Commissioning and developing services and measuring treatment outcomes (2 hours)
- Course Director: Professor Regi Alexander (University of Hertfordshire)
- Co-Director: Professor Peter Langdon (University of Warwick)
- Dr Harm Boer (Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust)
- Ms Verity Chester (Editor, Advances in Autism))
- Dr Ken Courtenay (Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Foundation Trust)
- Dr Jana De Villiers (State Hospital, Scotland)
- Professor Conor Duggan (Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham)
- Dr Jane McCarthy (Sussex Partnership NHS Trust)
- Dr Iain McKinnon (University of Newcastle)
- Professor Glynis Murphy (University of Kent)
- Dr Rory Sheehan (Kings College London)
- Professor John Taylor (Northumbria University)
- Dr Phil Temple (Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust)
- Ms Reena Tharian (Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust)
- Professor Asif Zia (University of West London)
How to book
- Please select the webinar you wish to attend.
- The certificate costs £750 - includes access to the eLearning modules + your live three-hour Q&A session
- NHS Trusts wishing to 'bulk buy' places on the course will be eligible for discounted rates. Please contact us for more details.
- The course will launch in October 2022, whereupon you will be given access to complete the eLearning modules ahead of your pre-booked webinar.
- Please note: Cancelling and re-booking for a different webinar will incur a 20% administration fee. Please ensure you are available for your selected webinar before booking. Read our terms and conditions before booking.