KONTAKT: International clinical training, 17 Oct – 18 Nov 2022

KONTAKT – Social skills group training for children and adolescents with autism is a clinical training aimed at clinicians working with autistic youths.

Course objectives

Access to evidence-based interventions for autistic individuals is very limited. Social skills group training is one of few methods that has been implemented and shown promising effects. Social skills group training is one of the few methods that has been implemented and shown promising effects for children and adolescents with autism (without intellectual disability). The purpose of the course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge of social skills training according to the Frankfurt model and KONTAKT.

Course content

  • Research and development of social skills training with KONTAKT.
  • KONTAKT principles: including basic cognitive behavioral and learning principles used in KONTAKT.
  • KONTAKT program: components, activities and intervention overview.
  • Practical use of method and principles for clinical implementation in assignment and discussion.

Course format

The course consist of pre-recorded lectures as well as discussions and practice activities. Over one month, course participants complete self-learning modules at their own pace. Instructors are available throughout the course via e-mails and discussion boards on the learning platform Canvas. A final live joint seminar with instructors and course participants is scheduled during the final week of the course month.

Instructors

Anna Fridell
Lic Psychologist
Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND)

Christina Coco
Lic Psychologist
Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND)

Head of Department

Sven Bölte
Professor, Head of Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND), Department of Women’s and Children’s health

Eligibility

Course participants have previous experience of work with children and adolescents with autism, basic knowledge of CBT and group interventions. Participants may have a professional degree as e.g. speech pathologist, psychologist, social worker, nursing or comparable.

Course dates and time

10 October 2022: The learning platform Canvas open for preparations

17 October - 18 November  2022: Independent, Self-learning modules (mandatory)

15 November 2022: To be decided, Joint seminar (mandatory)

Location

Course is completed online through the learning platform Canvas. The joint seminar is completed via the video communication service Zoom.

Price

595 AUD (VAT may be added in addition to this amount)

KONTAKT manual and workbooks (the Trainer’s Pack for KONTAKT) are not included but available for purchase through the publisher PAA Psychological Assessments Australia

More information

Questions regarding course content:
Anna Fridell, Lic Psychologist
Karolinska Institutet, Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND)
Email: anna.fridell@ki.se

Questions regarding registration, waiting list, cancellations:
Ylva Danilsons, Project co-ordinator
Karolinska Institutet, Executive and professional education
Phone: +46 8 524 860 97
Email: ylva.danilsons@ki.se

Practical questions and absence registration during the joint seminar:
Lisa Wilsson, Education co-ordinator
Karolinska Institutet, Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND)
Phone: +46 737 12 15 96
Email: lisa.wilsson@ki.se

Registration

The registration will close earlier if the course has been fully booked before the final registration date.

There is a maximum of 30 participants per course. You can apply to the course as long as registration is open. When the course reaches the maximum number of participants, your application will automatically be waitlisted. This will be clearly marked on the application.

Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to cancel a course when the number of applications is too low.

Brief information about the course

When: -
Fee: 4 160 SEK
Last day to apply:
Maximum number of participants: 30
Number of course days: 32

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