Understanding mental health conditions in Autistic adults and adapting care

Presented by Dr Emma Radford


15 June 2023
6pm AEST



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This webinar is available to RANZCP members, trainees and PIF.

Autistic adults experience a higher prevalence of mental health conditions than the general population and can have differences in their presentation and needs.  

Join Dr Emma Radford as she addresses the major mental health presentations of Autistic Adults and how Psychiatrists can reframe and adapt their care to ensure more accessible and affective treatment. 

Meet the speaker - Dr Emma Radford

Dr Emma Radford is a Consultant Psychiatrist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. She works in General Adult Psychiatry and with the Mental Health Autism Consultation & Evaluation Service (MH-ACES). She provides teaching and training on the presentation of autism in adults to mental health clinicians with Mindful (Centre for Training & Research in Developmental Health) at The University of Melbourne and has a particular interest in the diagnostic assessment of autism in adults and meeting the unique needs of neurodivergent consumers presenting to mental health services.

Meet the chair - Dr Chad Bennett

Dr Chad Bennett is a Psychiatrist and the clinical director of the Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS). He completed his medical training in London and also gained an honours degree in psychology. He trained in psychiatry at St. Georges Hospital, London and was admitted to member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1992 - the same year that he migrated to Australia. He became a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1997.He has worked in community psychiatry and in the treatment of first episode psychosis before taking up his current position as Clinical Director to the Victorian Dual Disability Service in 1999. He is currently the chair of the Section of psychiatry for people with intellectual disability in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Certificates of attendance will be issued for live attendance two weeks after the event. 

A recording of this webinar will be made available within the coming months. Registered participants will be notified once the recordings are available for viewing.