RSM webinar: developmental disabilities Part 1 & 2

Review of the Mental Health Act: Implications for people with developmental disabilities – Part 1 – Thursday 11 June, 3.30pm to 5.05pm and part 2 takes place Friday 12 June, 3.30pm to 5.05pm.

Part 1 – People with Intellectual Disability and Autism can, in certain circumstances, be subject to treatment under the Mental Health Act.

Join us for an interactive discussion with a panel of experts in the field, including Ms Sheena Foster, parent and expert by experience, Dr Keri-Michele Lodge, Consultant Psychiatrist, Professor Regi Alexander, Editor- Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, Professor Peter Langdon, University of Warwick, Dr John Devapriam, Medical Director, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust, Ms Vicki Malcolm, Occupational Therapist and service users from Opening Doors. Gain a better understanding of the forthcoming review of the Mental Health Act and its implications for people with autism and intellectual disability. This webinar will take place in two parts.

The first part of this webinar will aim to give an overview of treatment and rehabilitation under the Mental Health Act for people with developmental disabilities. It will feature Ms Sheena Foster, parent & expert by experience, Dr Keri-Michele Lodge, Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor Regi Alexander, Editor, Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability and Dr Martin Bollard, President, RSM, Intellectual Disability Forum. Please book your place for the second part of the webinar here.

During this session attendees will be able to:

  • Examine service user and family views on treatment under the Mental Health Act
  • Examine the implications of removing intellectual disability and autism from the Mental Health Act
  • Examine current evidence of treatment and rehabilitation in services for people with intellectual disability and autism who have offending behaviour

Part 2 -Review of the Mental Health Act: Implications for people with developmental disabilities – Part 2

The second part of this webinar (Friday 12 June, 3.30pm to 5.05pm) will aim to examine services that are available and in particular focus on treatment of autistic people within secure hospitals. It will feature Professor Peter Langdon, University of Warwick, Dr John Devapriam, Medical Director, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust, Ms Vicki Malcolm, Occupational Therapist, Service Users from Opening Doors, a charity working in this area and Professor Regi Alexander, President Elect, RSM, Intellectual Disability Forum. Please book your place for the first part of this webinar here. 

During this session attendees will be able to:

  • Examine treatment of people with Autism who are detained in secure hospitals under the Mental Health Act
  • Examine services for people with developmental disabilities detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Examine service user views on moving on after treatment under the Mental Health Act

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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