College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists - 2017 Conference
Psychiatric Assessment Schedules for Adults with Developmental Disabilities PAS-ADD Clinical Interveiw
Two day course in use of the PAS-ADD for mental health assessment of people with disabilities.
This is a rare opportunity to attend training workshops led by the author of the PAS-ADD system. The Steve Moss workshops relates to the three semi-structured interviews in the PAS-ADD series: the Mini PAS-ADD Interview for adults; the ChA-PAS Interview for children and adolescents; the PAS-ADD Clinical Interview for face-to-face interviewing of people with disability and their carers. The PAS-ADD tools have become widely adopted throughout the UK, Australia and other countries, as a way of improving the quality of assessment and communication of information about the mental health needs of people with disabilities.
By the conclusion of the two day workshop you will
- Have a thorough knowledge of the instruments and their function
- Have developed the necessary skills in this clinical interview
- Have an understanding of the PAS System
- Be able to ascertain mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities
About the presenter(s)
Steve Moss has worked for 40 years in disability research, initially in the field of visual impairment, and subsequently in the area of intellectual disability. He has an international reputation for his work in the field of mental health. His work on development of the PAS-ADD system (Psychiatric Assessment Schedules for Adults with Developmental Disabilities) are now used in many countries throughout the world, and these assessments. He is a member of the Estia Centre, King’s College London.
All courses have a maximum of 24 participants, to ensure the workshop leader has adequate time to respond to the issues raised by individual participants. The majority of the two days is spent working in small groups on various exercises. The course is suitable for all staff involved in mental health assessment, including experienced clinicians.