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Samuel Arnold

Sam is an Analytical Psychologist with a background in supporting adults with an intellectual disability or acquired brain injury in community settings.

Sam has worked at CDS since 2006, and during that time has been involved in projects including:

  • Lead author of the Instrument for the Classification and Assessment of Support Needs (I-CAN)
  • Clinical services two specialised intellectual disability health clinics based in Sydney
  • Person-Centred Active Support NSW Roll-out, as well as other Active Support national and international implementations
  • Literature reviews of accommodation and support models for people with disability including acquired disability and mental illness
  • Evaluations and reviews of various policy, service delivery settings and models, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme evaluation
  • Various teaching and education topics including sexuality, positive behavior support and person-centred approaches.
Qualifications:

BA (Psych), PGDip (Psych), MA (Analytical Psych), PhD candidate

Research (last 5 years)

 

  1. O’Brien, P. M., Arnold., S. R. C., McDonald, J., Buratovich, T. & Edwards, M. (2015-). STAR Evaluation.
  2. Arnold, S. R. C. & Riches, V. C. (2015). Consultancy on International Approaches to Individualised Funding Resource Allocation and Assessment.  Project for Seoul Centre for Independent Living, Korea.
  3. O’Brien, P. M., Gadow, F., Edwards, M. & Arnold, S. R. C. (2014-). Evaluation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme – NSW State Experts Qualitative Component.
  4. O’Brien, P. M., Gadow, F., Arnold., S. R. C., Edwards, M., Knox, M., Draffen, L. & Banfield, W. (2014). Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC) Quality of Life Study – Stage 1.  Project for ADHC, Centre for Disability Studies in partnership with Matrix On Board.
  5. Riches, V. C., Arnold, S. R. C. & Gadow, F. (2014). Review of the ADHC Behaviour Support Practice and Policy Manual.
  6. Arnold, S. R. C. & Riches, V. C. (2013-14). I-CAN assessments and summative report for Yooralla Circle of Ten.
  7. Arnold, S. R. C. (2012-2013). Measuring Outcomes of Active Support. Project for Wesley Mission NSW.
  8. O’Brien, P. M., Arnold, S. R. C., Riches, V. C. & Espiner, D. (2013). Evaluation of the Developmental Psychiatry Clinic. Project for Children’s Hospital Westmead and ADHC Statewide Behavioural Intervention Service.
  9. O’Brien, P. M. & Arnold, S. R. C. (2012-2013). Blueprint for Organisational Change. Project for Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA) Practical Design Fund.
  10. O’Brien, P. M., Arnold, S. R. C., Espiner, D. & Riches, V. C. (2012). Evaluation of the Weroona Emergency Transitional Supported Accommodation for people leaving Boarding Houses. Project for UnitingCare.
  11. O’Brien, P. M., Espiner, D. & Arnold, S. R. C. (2012). Evaluation of St Annes Share-House Supported Accommodation for people leaving Boarding Houses.  Project for UnitingCare.
  12. O’Brien, P. M., Murray, R., Dickson, R., Knox, M. & Arnold, S. R. C. (2010-2011). Person Centred Champions Training and Evaluation for Wesley Mission NSW.
  13. Arnold, S. R. C., Riches, V. C., Parmenter, T. R., & O’Brien, P. M. (2009-2012). Development of a Disability Support Needs Profiling Tool.  Project for the Disability Services Division, Department of Human Services (DHS), Victoria
Publications (least 5 years)
  1. Stancliffe, R. J., Arnold, S. R. C. & Riches, V. C. (in press). The supports paradigm. In R. L. Schalock & K. D. Keith (Eds.), Cross-cultural quality of life: Enhancing the lives of persons with intellectual disability (2nd ed.). Washington DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
  2. Arnold, S. R. C., Riches, V. C. & Stancliffe, R. J. (2015).Does a measure of support need predict funding need better than a measure of adaptive and maladaptive behaviour?  American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(5), 375-394. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-120.5.375. I/F: 2.08.
  3. Arnold, S. R. C., Riches, V. C. & Stancliffe, R. J. (2013). I-CAN: The classification and prediction of support needs.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27(2), 97-111. doi: 10.1111/jar.12055. I/F: 1.38
  4. Chan, J., Arnold, S. R. C., Riches, V. C., Webber, L., Parmenter, T. R. & Stancliffe, R. J. (2012). Behaviour of concern: Rethinking the term ‘challenging behaviour’.  Learning Disability Review, 15(5), 36-38. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.06.15.5.36.c9131
  5. Arnold, S. R. C. & Arnold, A. L. (2012). Relationships and sexuality are for everyone.  Voice, 3(3), 13-14.
  6. Arnold, S. R. C., Riches, V. C. & Stancliffe, R. J. (2011). Intelligence is as intelligence does: Can additional support needs replace disability?  Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 36(4), 258–262. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2011.617732.  I/F: 1.02
  7. Arnold, S. R. C., Riches, V. C., Parmenter, T. R. & Stancliffe, R. J. (2009). The I-CAN: Using e-health to get people the support they need.  Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 4(1), e4. I/F: 0.47
Teaching (last 5 years)
  1. Guest Lecturer, OCCP4085 & OCCP5248 4th Year Occupational Therapy Students, Positive Behaviour Support and Person Centred Planning, two 3 hour lectures, content development and delivery, University of Sydney, Semester 1, 2013
  2. Guest Lecturer, Teaching Sex Education to People with Intellectual Disability, Bachelor of Education Honours program, 3 hour lecture, content development and delivery, University of Sydney, Semester 2, 2011.
  3. Lead Trainer, I-CAN v4 and v5 Facilitator Training Workshop.  From 2007-2014 I was the lead or sole trainer for numerous one-day I-CAN v4 facilitator training workshops, training several hundred people to become I-CAN facilitators.  These workshops were delivered across several Australian states including regional venues. From 2014 I have been the lead or sole trainer for 10 two-day I-CAN v5 facilitator training workshops, this included the introduction of I-CAN v5 to Korea and to Singapore.
  4. Lead Trainer, Active Support Train-the-trainer training.  From 2008 I have been a sole or co-trainer for 19 two-day Person-Centred Active Support classroom training sessions with multiple follow-up one-on-one onsite interactive training sessions.  I have delivered 6 one-day train-the-trainer preparation workshops, and 4 organisation preparation workshops.  These workshops were delivered across Australia and in New Zealand.
  5. Co-facilitator, Medication Administration Workshop.  From 2011 I have co-facilitated 6 half-day medication administration workshop focused on safe medication administration practice, policy and health informatics.  These workshops were delivered in Sydney and regional NSW venues.
  6. Guest speaker, Communities of Practice, for Life Without Barriers, Rockdale NSW, March 2015
  7. Co-facilitator and mentor, Person-Centred Champions training, delivered by the Centre for Disability Studies to Macarthur Community Options, Campbelltown NSW, October, 2012
  8. Co-facilitator, Person Centred Principles: Workshop delivered to the Disability Services Directorate (DSD) of the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Ryde NSW, March 2010.
  9. Trainer & Assessor, Diploma in Community Services Work; D106: Person Centred Support; including content development and delivery covering units CHCDIS404C and CHCCS500B, offered by the Centre for Disability Studies, Sydney, September 2015
  10. Trainer & Assessor, Diploma in Disability Studies; D103: Positive Behaviour Support; including content development and delivery covering units CHCICS404B, CHCDIS409B and CHCPOL501A, offered by the Centre for Disability Studies in partnership with the SSTI, Singapore, May 2015.
  11. Trainer & Assessor, Diploma in Community Services Work; D106: Person Centred Support; including content development and delivery covering units CHCDIS404C and CHCCS500B, offered by the Centre for Disability Studies, Adelaide, March 2015.
  12. Trainer & Assessor, Diploma in Disability Studies; D103: Positive Behaviour Support; including content development and delivery covering units CHCDIS411A, CHCICS404B and CHCDIS409B, offered by the Centre for Disability Studies funded by Lifetime Care and Support Scheme, Sydney, October 2014.
  13. Trainer & Assessor, Diploma in Disability Studies; D103: Positive Behaviour Support; including content development and delivery covering units CHCDIS411A, CHCICS404B and CHCDIS409B, offered by the Centre for Disability Studies in partnership with the University of Southern Cross, Coffs Harbour, April 2014.
  14. Trainer & Assessor, Diploma in Community Services Work; D106: Person Centred Support; including content development and delivery covering units CHCDIS404C and CHCCS500B, offered by the Centre for Disability Studies, Sydney, October 2013.
  15. Trainer & Assessor, Diploma in Disability Studies; D103: Positive Behaviour Support; including content development and delivery covering units CHCDIS411A, CHCICS404B and CHCDIS409B, offered by the Centre for Disability Studies in partnership with the SSTI, Singapore, May 2013.
  16. Trainer & Assessor, Diploma in Disability Studies; D102: Positive Behaviour Support; including content development and delivery, offered by the Centre for Disability Studies in partnership with the SSTI, Singapore, July 2011.

 

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