KONTAKT: International Clinical Training, 17 April – 22 May 2023

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 consists 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. Active participation is required during the seminar.

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

11 April 2023: The learning platform Canvas opens for preparations

17 April – 22 May 2023: Independent, self-learning modules (mandatory)

17 May 2023: Joint seminar, time to be decided (mandatory – active participation is required)

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)
595 AUD equals to 4205 SEK.

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:
Sandra Lannergren, Project co-ordinator
Karolinska Institutet, Executive and professional education
Phone: +46 8 524 860 69
Email: sandra.lannergren@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.

When the course reaches the maximum number of participants, your application will automatically be waitlisted. This will be clearly marked on the application.

Notification of eligibility and admission to the course is sent out approximately one month before the start of the course.

This course is offered as contract education. Thus, the courses can be commissioned only by a legal entity - an organisation, company or the equivalent. Payment from individuals is not allowed according to Swedish regulations. The purchasing organisation must be specified on the application form.

Before a course registration is made, the immediate manager must approve the course registration. In direct connection with the registration, a confirmation is sent to the course participant. The immediate manager also receives a link via e-mail where he/she needs to approve the registration. Before the start of the course, practical information is sent to the course participant via the e-mail specified in the registration.

Registration is binding. In case of cancellation later than six (6) weeks before the course starts, 50 percent of the course fee will be charged, and in case of cancellation later than three (3) weeks before the course starts, the full course fee will be charged. For full terms see our general terms and conditions.

The course is conducted under the condition that we receive a sufficient number of participants.

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