About the course

This one-day course is designed for applied psychologists who wish to extend their skills and explore the complexities of assessment for individuals on the autism spectrum.

The course introduces the concept of a 'dimensional assessment framework' to determine needs and identify personalised programmes of support, as well as facilitating the diagnostic process. It is not necessary to have completed the DISCO training, but the ideas promoted complement it and can be used in parallel with it.

We run some of the training sessions with a focus on children and others with a focus on adults.

The course aims to:

  • explore some of the complexities of assessment for those with autism and related conditions. 
  • highlight the role psychological assessment can play in supporting diagnostic practice. 
  • introduce the concept of a 'dimensional assessment framework' developed at the centre. 
  • reflect on some current research issues. 
  • consider resource implications.
We've been running courses for applied psychologists since 2006. This course was first developed in response to feedback from psychologists attending the DISCO training who were keen for an in-depth course exploring assessment practice. Courses have now been developed so they focus on either children or adults and the content is varied accordingly.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to meet the CPD needs of applied psychologists who have specialised in the field of autism.

Ideally, participants will have a good working knowledge of autism and experience of assessment with the target group, so that we can explore advanced skills and knowledge in the training. 

Participants are likely to be employed in specialist roles or as part of multi-disciplinary teams for autism spectrum disorders. Previous attendees have not only included educational and clinical psychologists, but also neuropsychologists and counselling psychologists. 

How is the course delivered?

The course is presented by Dr Sue Sheppard, Specialist Educational Psychologist, with support from the team at The Lorna Wing Centre for Autism.

Courses run on a rolling basis and are either adult or child focused, dependent on the demand. It is delivered over the course of one day.

When does the course run?

Each day runs from 10am to 4pm.
  • Child and Adult focus

Details to follow in due course.

Where does the training take place?

The training takes place at the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism, Bromley, Kent.

How can I get more information?

Download and complete the booking form and email it to us at lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk.