How to Manage: Child Mental Health in General Paediatrics

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28 September 2017
9.00am - 5.00pm
RCPCH, London
Spaces available

RCPCH members - Consultants - £190
RCPCH members - Trainees - £145
Non-RCPCH members - £220

If you are an SAS doctor, AHP or a Nurse, you qualify for the rate of £145. Please note that you will need to contact to access this rate. 





Explore the prevalence and importance of mental health conditions in the paediatric outpatient setting with this expert-led course.

Choose from a range of interactive workshops to support your practice, with sessions on eating disorders, fabricated and induced illness, disruptive behaviour and somatisation. The course will include an overview of the general mental health problems you encounter in your day to day clinics, as well as advice on selecting effective interventions and how to implement them.
Clinical scenarios will be discussed using real life cases and you have the chance to develop models for new methods of working.
Objectives & learning outcomes

By the end of this course, delegates will (depending on workshops chosen):

  • Understand the prevalence and importance of mental health in the paediatric outpatient setting
  • Gain a framework for understanding adherence, and be able to select appropriate interventions for particular situations
  • Understand the factors underlying disruptive behaviour, and the options for intervention
  • Understand the paediatrician's role in the management of eating disorders, and know what is important in the initial assessment of ill patients with eating disorders
  • Understand the importance of attachment behaviours in the assessment of patients in paediatric clinics
  • Learn how to apply the principles of mental health evaluation and management within a busy paediatric service
  • Understand the range of neuro-immunological presentations

This course has been designed for paediatric trainees, SAS doctors, newly qualified consultants, dieticians, nurses, GPs, physicians and allied health professionals.