Training course

Holistic Assessment & Management of Adults with ADHD & Comorbidity using the Focalength Method

Date

29 June 2024
9am

Location

12 Abbott St, Cammeray, NSW, Australia

Organised by

Dr. Tony Mastroianni, Consultant Psychiatrist and founder of Focalength

Delivery

In-person

Become proficient in The Focalength Method™ of assessing and managing the whole person who presents with complex mental health, physical, social and functional impairment issues, with specific best practice focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and comorbidities. 

The Focalength Method™ was born from Dr Tony Mastroianni’s reputable holistic approach to rehabilitating mentally ill forensic patients in the Sydney Forensic and Long Bay Hospitals for over 20 years, and to treating his general psychiatric and ADHD patients in private practice, with excellent clinical outcomes.

This interactive workshop will empower psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners to assess complex patients in a structured, holistic manner (based on capacity and function as well as diagnoses) to create dynamic, holistic management plans for patients and families. Based on adult learning principles, best practice and evidence-based treatment guidelines, the workshop is designed to enable practitioners to reinforce and extend their skills in general mental and physical health, in addition to ADHD and neurodiversity.

The workshop will cover: 

  1. The Focalength Method™ - a novel model for assessing and managing mental health holistically, seamlessly integrating physical, emotional, cognitive, trauma, schema, trauma, social and other functional domains. 
  2. Learn how to categorise patients into functional and capacity domains, understand the impact of these domains on diagnoses, and how to maintain simultaneous focus on all aspects of a person, to effectively manage their care and minimise risk. 
  3. Best practice, systemised clinical assessment of attentional disorders and comorbidity in the context of assessing the whole person. 
  4.  Using The Focalength Method™ to integrate holistic management of a patient with ADHD and comorbidities. 

Target audience

The activity is relevant to psychiatrists, psychiatric registrars, general practitioners, psychologists and allied health professionals. 

Level of learning

Intermediate/Advanced.

This activity is targeted to those who have some previous learning on the topic or significant expertise in a similar field of knowledge.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this training, participants should be able to: 

  • recognise ADHD and comorbidity and recall best practice assessment and management strategies, 
  • identify the 10 Focalength domains that structure holistic assessment and management, 
  • recognise which domains require focus in any particular clinical presentation by a patient, and 
  • utilise The Focalength Method™ to assess and create management plans for adults with complex mental health presentations such as ADHD. 

Resources

High quality workbook including all PowerPoint slides with added resources and learning and writing materials.  



Speaker

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Dr Tony Mastroianni

Fellow of the RANZCP, Dr Mastroianni is a Consultant Psychiatrist practising in NSW. He completed his psychiatric training in Sydney, fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry in Michigan, USA and a scholarship in general psychiatry in Pavia, Italy. He has broad clinical experience across a variety of settings, including NSW Justice Health, Northside Clinic Drug and Alcohol Unit and in his private practice in Greenwich, NSW. He was a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of NSW and supervisor of psychiatric registrar training and medical student teaching for 20 years. 

Tony is the founder and curator of the online Mental Health Resource Library, based on The Focalength Method™ domains. It is a rapidly expanding, subscriber-based resource library designed to meet the essential needs of health professionals, including links to literature, resources, and support networks for patients across mental health. It is uniquely collaborative with its subscribers who may recommend links to latest resources and literature, emblematic of his 360 degree approach

Fellow of the RANZCP, Dr Mastroianni is a Consultant Psychiatrist practising in NSW. He completed his psychiatric training in Sydney, fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry in Michigan, USA and a scholarship in general psychiatry in Pavia, Italy. He has broad clinical experience across a variety of settings, including NSW Justice Health, Northside Clinic Drug and Alcohol Unit and in his private practice in Greenwich, NSW. He was a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of NSW and supervisor of psychiatric registrar training and medical student teaching for 20 years. 

Tony is the founder and curator of the online Mental Health Resource Library, based on The Focalength Method™ domains. It is a rapidly expanding, subscriber-based resource library designed to meet the essential needs of health professionals, including links to literature, resources, and support networks for patients across mental health. It is uniquely collaborative with its subscribers who may recommend links to latest resources and literature, emblematic of his 360 degree approach

Early bird tickets available until 14 June or until early bird ticket allocation is exhausted. 

Ticket includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, all day coffee and refreshments, and on-site parking and wheelchair accessible.

RSVP by Friday 21st June.