Autism Today: Contemporary issues for Psychiatrists

25th July and 22nd Aug 2024
7:30PM AEST 

Autism has gained prominence in recent years, with increased awareness of its presentations,and its significance across the life cycle.

These two webinars will be of great relevance to all psychiatrists and psychiatric registrars.


Dr Jennifer Harrison

Child and Adolescent Neuro-psychiatrist,
Alfred Health, Melbourne

Dr Jennifer Harrison is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working as a Neuro-psychiatrist with children and youth, 0-25 years, presenting to a multidisciplinary team at Alfred Health, in Melbourne, with Neuro-diversity and Complex Needs.

She is also an accomplished, and internationally published, Australian poet

Dr Pia Brous will chair the Webinars.

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Webinar Series

Overview of Autism: Language and Social construction, and Contemporary perspectives in psychiatric diagnosis and complexity.

Presented on the 25th July at 7:30pm

Participants will:

  • Become aware that autism is a changing field, which is relevant across the life cycle, and can range in severity;
  • Learn about social construction and capacities, and language understanding and usage, in autism;
  • Understand contemporary perspectives in psychiatric diagnosis, in autism;
  • Appreciate the arrays of human complexities seen with autism;
  • Increase knowledge about services and resources, eg the NDIS.

Autism and Concurring  conditions: Diagnostic overshadowing, with reference to trauma, attachment and other psychiatric disorders

Presented on the 22nd Aug at 7:30pm.

Participants will:

  • Learn about diagnostic overshadowing and its relevance in autism;
  • Increase awareness that other considerations are required in some presentations of autism, ( eg ID);
  • Understand the possible roles of trauma, and of attachment, in autism;
  • Appreciate when other psychiatric diagnoses require consideration.

CPD Credit

The webinars will run for 1.5 hours, including 20 minutes for questions.  They can be used to claim CME and CPD credits.

Webinar Fees

Single Webinar Registration
Students: $33.00
Standard: $66.00
NAPP Members: FREE

Both Webinar Registration
Students: $50.00
Standard: $100.00
NAPP Members: FREE