Autism - The current evidence base and implications for practice

Friday, 12 October '18   9:45am - 3:45pm
thestudio... 7 Cannon St, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK

The past twenty years have seen significant advances and changes in our understanding of, and response to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which has resulted in significant changes in policy and service provision. However, even as professional practice is updated to take account of this, new and significant research findings and insights are forthcoming.

This masterclass has relevance for practitioners working, with children, young people and adults within Education, Health or Social Care environments including teachers, therapists, psychologists and care providers. These issues will be discussed in a one-day masterclass with a leading researcher and lecturer in the field of ASD

Course Topics

  • ASD beyond DSM - exploring the emerging landscape of traits, ‘autisms’ and even the end of ASD as we know it?
  • Leading edge behavioural and cognitive findings and the implications for everyday practice
  • Understanding ASD in the context of other forms of developmental disorder and developing genuinely person-centred practice
  • The challenges facing young people with ASD in adolescence and early adulthood

More Details

This masterclass is presented by Dr Dougal Julian Hare, Reader in Clinical Psychology at Cardiff University. Dr Hare is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the field of autism and intellectual & developmental disabilities for over 25 years in the NHS and with the National Autistic Society. He is currently Research Director for the South Wales clinical psychology training programme based at Cardiff University, having previously worked at the University of Manchester for over 15 years.

Dr Hare’s interests include the knowledge and use of neuroscience, genetic and biological models. He is also actively engaged in training clinical psychologists to work with people with autism, their carers and families.

The day includes a 2 course lunch, a comprehensive pack of handouts and certification for CPD purposes.

Do you wish to attend this training, but need approval from your employer? Make use of our Registration of Interest Scheme to reserve a place:


Standard Booking
Can be booked using class pass:
  • Student SaLT or Student Teacher Masterclass pass

thestudio... 7 Cannon St, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK