The aim of the workshop is to understand the difficulties in the assessment of people with intellectual disability and to think about how these can be addressed.
Participants will review definitions of intellectual disability and consider the prevalence of mental disorders in this group. They will also learn how mental illness can present in this population and consider what adjustments in practice may need to be made.

All these workshops employ a variety of learning strategies including lectures, exercises and discussions based on case examples. Attendees are expected to actively contribute and participate.

The workshops can be delivered locally on request (if there are sufficient numbers).

Eligibility criteria

The workshops are designed for clinical staff working in Victorian Specialist Mental Health services.

Tick the box to indicate the workshop(s) you want to attend on the attached timetable and complete the form (Click the "Register Online" button to download both) and fax both to (03) 9231 2953 or email to
The VDDS will confirm your registration via email. Registrations close 2 weeks before the workshop is delivered

Categories: Assessment & intervention
Disciplines: Allied Health, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth, Adult

Tuesday 4 February 2020
09:30 to 12:30
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Specific location and venue confirmed by provider upon registration.

There is no cost for staff employed within Area mental health services.
Staff from other services can negotiate to attend if places are available.

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Provided by Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS)
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