Dean's Grand Rounds - Improving outcomes for people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour

Thursday 8 February 2024

Overview of this webinar

Challenging behaviours (also known as behaviours of concern) in people with intellectual disability (ID) have a wide ranging impact on health, quality of life and wellbeing. Interventions to improve outcomes for people with challenging behaviours require a multi-disciplinary approach, and modifying practice requires political and cultural shift.

Over the past decade novel approaches have been implemented internationally with promising improvements in outcomes. ID specialist psychiatrists have long been involved in the management of challenging behaviours, and sharing experience between the RCPsych ID faculty and the Western Pacific Division will provide an important bridge to ensure psychiatrists are up to date with the latest developments.

Challenging behaviours in people with intellectual disability:

  1. How can psychiatrists improve outcomes for people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour?
  2. How should psychiatrists successfully advocate to impact policy and instigate change?


  • Professor Subodh Dave, Dean, RCPsych
  • Dr James Smith
  • Professor Angela Hassiotis
  • Dr Inder Sawhney
  • Dr Rebecca Koncz 



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