Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

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Friday, June 10, 2016
A recent collaboration between 3DN and FMRC found that administrative rather than medically related reasons dominated presentations to general practice for people with an intellectual disability. They found an underrepresentation of presentations for core physical health and preventive health measures and call for GPs to be opportunistic when a person presents for administrative reasons in the initiation of health screening for common medical conditions.
Image - Challenging behaviour and intellectual disability – free e-learning available now
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A series of new modules about intellectual disability and mental disorder now available on our e-learning site http://www.idhealtheducation.edu.au.   The new modules are two modules about legal and ethical practice, and three modules about challenging behaviour:   Module 9: Equality in mental health care – a guide for clinicians
Friday, April 15, 2016
In response to a recent study by Sheehan et al in BMJ 2015;351:h4326, 3DN researchers Professor Julian Trollor and Dr Carmela Salomon argue that GPs should be better supported and equipped to prescribe psychotropic medications in people with intellectual disability. Find out more here: http://ebmh.bmj.com/content/early/2016/04/13/eb-2015-102245.full
Friday, April 15, 2016
3DN researchers assess the utility of a modified online Delphi method to define and reach consensus on the core intellectual disability mental health workforce attributes, and the lessons learned from using this approach. Find out more here:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jppi.12142/abstract DOI: 10.1111/jppi.12142
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Results of the first national audit of intellectual disability content in medical curricula in Australia in 15 years show that current intellectual disability content taught within medical training in Australia is highly variable and remains limited.
Image - Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework: A Manual for Mental Health Professionals (the Framework) has now launched.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at UNSW Australia, with funding from MH-Children & Young People, has developed the resource Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework: A Manual for Mental Health Professionals (the ‘Framework’). The Framework describes the specific skills and attributes required by the public mental health workforce to work with people with an intellectual disability.  
Friday, March 11, 2016
Position Vacant The Department of Developmental Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry Applications are now being accepted for Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry 3DN Please apply via www.jobs.unsw.edu.au
Image - Autism MeetUp, 2nd April 2016 - Sydney event for World Autism Awareness Day
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Researchers from our department are working with other UNSW researchers to run an exciting event to be held on World Autism Awareness Day, Saturday 2nd April 2016, the Autism MeetUp. The Autism MeetUp is an informal event to allow autistic people, their families, health professionals, teachers, support workers, researchers and a range of others interested in autism to ‘meet up’, connect and share ideas in a relaxed and friendly environment. At the event, you will have the chance to:
Image - 3DN announces new logo
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The UNSW Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry has launched its new logo. The logo features piece of art by Heather McCarthy, an artist with an intellectual disability. It represents the diversity of the department’s work and of its stakeholders. Click here to read more about the artist and the development of the logo.

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