Dual Diagnosis in Intellectual Disability Seminar

Event date: 
21 April 2008

Defining, demystifying and dealing with Dual Diagnosis in Intellectual Disability.

Hotel Grand Chancellor
131 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC
Monday, 21 April 2008

Morning Tea/Coffee provided.

Seminar Content

This seminar targets direct support staff.

Adults with intellectual disability are at a higher than normal risk for developing a concurrent mental illness and often diagnosis is made more difficult by lack of communication ability. Participants in this seminar will gain an understanding of mental disorders as well as the importance of mental health, in a non-clinical and relaxed atmosphere. You will improve your skills, knowledge and understanding of the needs of adults with a dual diagnosis. Handouts will be provided for most information, to allow participants to learn in a relaxed environment.

You will learn about:

  • Definitions and terminology
  • Overview - including causes, symptoms and treatment of Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety
  • Defining Dual Diagnosis
  • Managing clients with Dual Diagnosis and treatment options
  • Referral pathways and clinical input
  • Mental Health Act
  • PAS-ADD assessment design tools
  • Designed for direct support staff

How to Book

Bookings can be made using one of the options below

Seminar Line 07 31023707 to book.
[email protected] include your organisations name, the names of people attending, and your contact number, then a confirmation and an invoice will be emailed to you.
07 33196155 include your organisations name, the names of people attending, your contact number and email address, then a confirmation and an invoice will be emailed to you.
$160 plus $16 GST

Send four staff the fifth comes free.

About Your Seminar Leader

Lisa Rowlands has gained experience, skills and qualifications in the community services industry over the past twenty five years. Lisa's knowledge comes from having worked at many different levels in community services including direct care support worker, supervisor and manager. Ongoing project and consultation work, particularly in the areas of disability, mental health and youth has allowed for an ongoing understanding of the issues consumers, employees and managers face in ensuring effective and efficient service delivery. Lisa has a strong area of interest in dual diagnosis and is qualified on the PAS-ADD assessment and diagnostic tool for mental health assessment of persons with intellectual disability.