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Anxiety & Depression Workshop
Building Capacity to Better Assist Adults with a Dual Disability
A one day workshop
Mental health problems occur more frequently in people with developmental disability than in others in the community. These conditions can significantly affect the quality of life and general well-being of the individual, family members and / or other carers.
This workshop aims to build the capacity of existing staff to provide psychotherapy/counselling/support to:
People who experience mild to moderate intellectual disability and who are also experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, and/ or depression.
This workshop covers the following topics:
- Assessment – including understanding the range of typical and atypical symptoms in clinical presentations of anxiety and depression in people with ID
- Tools and considerations (including adaptations to standard assessment procedures and methods of evaluation)
- Differential diagnosis
- Engagement and communication
- Typical and adapted counselling and intervention strategies
- Case studies
Clinical Prof. Vivienne Riches is a registered psychologist, researcher and educator at the Centre for Disability Studies, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.
Laura Hogan is an Occupational Therapist (Bachelor of Applied Science), she also holds a Masters of Health Science (Developmental Disability) and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Laura has 15 years of experience working with people with disability across the lifespan with a special interest in supporting adolescents and adults with complex support needs.
Link to flyer: CDS_Anxiety_Depression
13 people are attending Anxiety & Depression Workshop