Connecting children’s and adult mental health services: A lifespan perspective – Friday 3rd July 2009Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
National Conference – Connecting children’s and adult mental health services: A lifespan perspective – Friday 3rd July 2009 10.00am – 4.45pm Waterloo Campus, King’s College London, SE1
Now in its third year the mental health social work CPD conference is definitely worth attending. Organised by the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London) and Making Research Count you will have the opportunity to hear about the latest research and practice and join in the debate about the future direction of mental health social work.
The secondment of adult mental health social workers into NHS trusts and the separation of children and adult social services has increased the gulf between children’s and adults’
practitioners. At a time of increased media attention on the profession, now is an opportune moment to reflect on an enduring strength of social work – its holistic approach to children, adults, families and communities.
Parallel workshops will explore research and practice in the following areas:
Early intervention in psychosis
Approved Mental Health Professional training
Effective social work practice with children & adults
Stigma and discrimination
Assessments of children
Working with men sexually abused in childhood
Social capital and social work
Learning disabilities and self-harm
User involvement and inter-professional working
International social work
Case consultation – live!
Prof Jill Manthorpe (Professor of Social Work, King’s College London): Personalisation and mental health services
Prof Michael Sheppard (Professor of Social Work, University of Plymouth): The significance of service user coping to practice
Dr Mike Slade (Reader in Health Services Research, Institute of Psychiatry): Recovery: A challenge for all mental health professionals
EARLY BIRD RATE £80 – for bookings received before 5th June
£120 – for bookings received after 5th June
£40 – social work students
A limited number of free places are available for service users and carers.
For further information and to book your place visit http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/events/?id=737
I look forward to meeting you there!