Recognising and Responding to Neurodiversity

 2 hours active CPD

Live CPD workshop: 31st July 2024 from 9am-10:30am AEST online via Zoom plus extra readings, activities and resources.

What's included?

  • PowerPoint slides
  • 1.5 hours Live CPD
  • 30 minutes reflective practice
  • Extra resources

A deeper understanding

In this training, registrars will be introduced to the concept of neurodiversity. We will explore the kinds of conditions/diagnoses which may be considered neurodiverse and the frameworks which often inform work in this area. The focus will then shift to exploring a particular kind of neurodiversity, often encountered by psychologists even though they may be unaware of it, FASD. Participants will learn some of the key ways of identifying this form of neurodiversity and how they can best contribute to the success of people impacted by it. 

Reflect and discuss

This is live CPD where you will engage deeply with the content through discussion and role play, and be encouraged to ask questions.  You will be learning alongside your peers and sharing your knowledge and experiences to gain a deeper understanding of the topic.

Dr Vanessa Spiller

With a focus on feedback-informed, private practice psychology Vanessa has nearly 25 years experience in Clinical Psychology. Her commitment to evidence based practice and practice based evidence has seen her evaluating her effectiveness with therapy clients for over a decade.
Vanessa has worked in a wide range of areas including child and family counselling, adult mental health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), disability and homelessness, private practice as well as teaching in the tertiary sector.

Vanessa has a passion for teaching and making information and concepts as accessible as possible for psychologists and clients alike.
"My passion is helping registrars convert complex theory into practical, engaging, client focused information accessible to everyone!"

Dr Vanessa Spiller

Clinical Psychologist
Team Leader & Trainer
Board-approved Supervisor