The challenge of co-occurring mental illness and intellectual disability in young people: Adapting c

The challenge of co-occurring mental illness and intellectual disability in young people: Adapting c

This webinar will help participants understand the relationship between intellectual disability and mental ill-health, approaches to assessing and managing mental ill-health in people with intellectual disability, and key adaptations to clinical practice that will assist in optimal care for this group.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is suitable for clinicians and other professionals working with adolescents and young people in mental health services, primary care settings and other areas of health and human services.

What will you learn in this webinar?

  • The relationship between intellectual disability and mental illness in young people with intellectual disability.
  • Barriers to accessing mental health supports for people with intellectual disability.
  • How to adapt clinical approaches to effectively assess and manage mental health concerns in young people with intellectual disability.
  • How to work with complex support systems when caring for a young person with intellectual disability and mental ill-health

Presenter

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Professor Julian Trollor.
Chair, Intellectual Disability Mental Health; Head, Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry; and Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales

Julian Trollor is a neuropsychiatrist who works as a researcher and clinician with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He works with the health services and State and Federal governments to improve capacity to deliver psychiatric services to people with an intellectual disability.