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Training in use of the Mini PAS-ADD and the ChA-PAS mental health assessme...

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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)0

Kings College London

De Crespigny Park

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The PAS-ADD assessments (Moss, 2012) have been in continuous development over the past 20 years, and are widely used around the world. The system comprises three mental health interviews and a checklist. The interviews are designed to support and enhance the skill of clinicians, and to provide the highest quality of assessment in mental health research. The checklist is to aid the process of case detection.

The system follows DSM 5 and ICD 10, and maps closely to routine clinical practice. For 20 years the assessments have been available in book form, and are now additionally available for use with computers and tablets.

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Steve Moss has worked for 40 years in disability research, initially in the field of visual impairment, and subsequently in the area of intellectual disability. He developed an international reputation for his work in the fields of ageing and of mental health. His work on development of the PAS-ADD system (Psychiatric Assessment Schedules for Adults with Developmental Disabilities) is particularly well known, and these assessments are now used in many countries throughout the world. He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Course content of the workshop

This dual training course takes two days. The course takes a multi-dimensional approach to assessment, focusing not just on the psychiatric perspective, but also on behavioural, ecological and psychodynamic interpretations. The following is an approximate timetable of the syllabus to be followed:

Day 1

Introduction:

  • Fundamental issues that have shaped the development of the whole PAS-ADD system.
  • Frameworks for assessment and intervention: Psychiatric, behavioural and others.
  • Case identification in people with ID: children in comparison to adults
  • Introduction to the PAS-ADD Checklist to aid the process of case detection
  • Ecological issues in case formulation
  • ICD 10 and DSM V: Their application to people with and without ID
  • Introduction to the Mini PAS-ADD
  • Overall structure of interview and handbook
  • The rating system
  • The clinical glossary

Symptom coding

The main part of day 1 focuses on the development of accurate symptom coding through use of the clinical glossary. Participants will be given practice in coding through the use of specially constructed case vignettes, on which they will work in small groups under the guidance of the workshop presenter. The first of these will use the Mini PAS-ADD to look at an adult case involving anxiety and depression. Subsequently, the ChA-PAS will be introduced, and will be used to assess a complex case involving a differential diagnosis of possible ADHD or bipolar disorder.

Day 2

Clinical interviewing is one of the fundamental techniques used to assess people’s mental health status, yet there are many factors that make it potentially unreliable. The Mini PAS-ADD and the ChA-PAS have been designed to increase reliability and validity of interviewing informants, and Day 2 will include practice on use of the semi-structured interview to achieve this.

The following components of interviewing will be covered:

i. Eliciting the temporal development and expression of the disorder

ii. Deciding on the rating periods

iii. Choosing the symptom areas to be covered

iv. Use of the semi-structured questions

The second part of the day will look at the coding of further symptom constellations:

• Autism and obsessive compulsive disorder

• Conduct disorder

• Psychosis

Although the both assessments are designed to make psychiatric assessments, the course will also focus on wider aspects of case formulation, and the various perspectives that need to be considered. This perspective is absolutely crucial because most mental health problems are a complex mix of factors, often leading to a potentially large number of possible logical explanations for the problem having arisen.

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Participants will receive a certificate for completing the course, and will be entered on the international register of authorized users of the PAS-ADD assessments

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