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LIVE WEBCAST: PDA for Professionals - 4 August 2023

$78

Early Bird pricing ends 21st July, 2023

Live Webcast – Friday 4th August 2023

1:30pm – 4:45pm – AEST (Brisbane)

Description

The term PDA stands for Pathological Demand Syndrome and was first coined by Elizabeth Newson, a developmental psychologist, in the 1980s in the UK. She described PDA as being extremely high anxiety driven by the need to control and avoid other people’s demands and expectations. The purpose of this webcast is to increase a professional’s understanding and support of clients who have Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) or Extreme Demand Avoidance (EDA). The programme will include information on questionnaires to confirm the characteristics of PDA and relevant theoretical models and conceptualizations that explain PDA. Unfortunately, conventional behaviour and emotion management strategies are less effective with PDA clients. However, there are strategies to encourage cooperation and emotional regulation that will be described during the webcast that can be used at home and school.

Who Will Benefit?

Educational professionals including: Teachers, Teacher’s Aides, Principals, Deputy Principals, Administrative Staff, Guidance Officers, School Counsellors. (NB: NSW Teachers can use this event as an Elective CPD)

Parents and carers with autistic children/teenagers currently attending primary or high school, Distance Education or Home Schooling.

Health professionals supporting autistic children and adolescents who attend school, for e.g.: Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses

Does your Child or Adolescent have NDIS Funding?

If you are self-managed or third party-managed and parent education is in the Plan you can use your NDIS funding to attend this event.

Description

The term PDA stands for Pathological Demand Syndrome and was first coined by Elizabeth Newson, a developmental psychologist, in the 1980s in the UK. She described PDA as being extremely high anxiety driven by the need to control and avoid other people’s demands and expectations. The purpose of this webcast is to increase a professional’s understanding and support of clients who have Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) or Extreme Demand Avoidance (EDA). The programme will include information on questionnaires to confirm the characteristics of PDA and relevant theoretical models and conceptualizations that explain PDA. Unfortunately, conventional behaviour and emotion management strategies are less effective with PDA clients. However, there are strategies to encourage cooperation and emotional regulation that will be described during the webcast that can be used at home and school.

About the speakers

Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on Autism Spectrum Disorder. He currently works in his own private practice and is also an adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006, has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1. Tony has been a sole and joint author for a further 14 subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press. He has also contributed to 38 research papers and 22 book chapters.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD Dr Michelle Garnett is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for three decades. Her peer-reviewed research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health for autistic individuals. She has co-authored seven highly regarded books on autism, six with Prof Tony Attwood. Her most recent book, Autism Working: A Seven-Stage Plan to Thriving at Work lays out a practical plan for autistic adolescents and adults to thrive at work, including how to onboard an autistic employee. Her 2019 book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. She co-wrote Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child’s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum to provide guidance to parents of young autistic children. She runs a private practice in Brisbane, Australia, and regularly provides training in autism nationally and internationally.

Learning Objectives

To know the behavioural features of PDA to inform clinical assessment.

To be able to measure the characteristics of PDA using two questionnaires.

To learn how to explain PDA to parents and teachers and the child themselves.

To equip the professional with confidence in accepting children and adolescent with PDA into their school, classroom or practice

To learn ideas and strategies to support the educational placement of a PDA child.

To increase knowledge for supporting a PDA child in therapy.

What will I be able to do as a result of taking this course?

To equip the professional with confidence, ideas and strategies in their work of teaching and supporting a PDA child or adolescent at school or in therapy, and their families.

What You Will Receive

The Live Training runs for 3 hours

There is opportunity for Q&A with Michelle and Tony

Downloadable Handouts to complement the course

You may count 3 hours toward your CPD hours

All attendees will be given access to the recording for 60 days after the event (accessed via the Member Dashboard)

Certificate of Attendance (upon request)

This live course counts for 3 hours of Continuing Professional Development or Teacher Accreditation hours. (For NSW Teachers: the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA).

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Discounts/Cancellation/Refund Policy Australia

Please Note: The quickest and easiest way to book is online.

Discount: If you are a full time student requiring a discount please enquire about our student rate and send in a photocopy of your student ID card or if you are facing hardship please email events@attwoodandgarnettevents.com to apply for a discount.

For Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Attwood and Garnett Events for future events, minus $50, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable.