Online training in use of the Moss-PAS-ADD (ID) and Moss-PAS (ChA) mental health assessments

Course information
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course will be taking place online
Course information
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course will be taking place online
About the course

A two-day online course on using the Moss-PAS-ADD (ID) and Moss-PAS (ChA) interview formats in mental health assessments. 

The Moss-PAS (ID) is designed to provide highly reliable information on psychiatric symptoms in adults, usually by informant interview. It's not a screening instrument, but is a sophisticated assessment, which uses a glossary of symptom definitions to guide the coding. 

The Moss-PAS (ID) can be used to collect symptom information directly from an informant via a semi structured interview procedure, or can be completed on the basis of knowledge already possessed about the individual. 

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 11, and maps closely to routine clinical practice. For 30 years the assessments have been available in book form, and are now additionally available for use with computers  and tablets. 

As with the live course, the total training is two days. However, the online format with some self-study means that the online contact time is about eight hours. In the UK and Europe this can conveniently be done in two sessions from 9.00 to 1.00 (with a coffee break).  

There will be materials for self study, before the main sessions, and at the end of the interactive part of the course. In this way the facilitator aims to make the course a pleasure, not an endurance test!  

The course takes a multi-dimensional approach to assessment, focusing not just on the psychiatric perspective, but also on behavioural, ecological and psychodynamic interpretations.

This course comprises of two four-hour online sessions, plus two hours of self-study and exercises.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have booked onto this course you will be contacted by one of the ESTIA team and not a member of Maudsley learning. If you require additional information about this course, please contact Angela Degen angela.degen@slam.nhs.uk 

Learning objectives
This course is an opportunity to become a certified user of the Moss-PAS (ID) and the Moss-PAS (ChA). Dr. Steve Moss, the course leader, has directed the ongoing development of the PAS-ADD assessments since 1990. The Moss-PAS (ID) is designed to provide highly reliable information on psychiatric symptoms in adults, usually by informant interview. It not a screening instrument, but is a sophisticated assessment, which uses a glossary of symptom definitions to guide the coding. The Moss-PAS (ID) can be used to collect symptom information directly from an informant via a semi structured interview procedure, or can be completed on the basis of knowledge already possessed about the individual.
The Moss-PAS (ChA) can be used to interview an informant, or a young person, or both together. 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.  
Course Programme

A summary of what the course will cover: 

  • Discussion of issues relating to mental health assessment in the general population and in people with ID 
  • Discussion of vulnerability factors 
  • Discussion of issues relating to case recognition, and introduction to the Moss-PAS (Check) 
  • Using the Moss-PAS (Check) – the first group exercise 
  • Discussion of the results of the first exercise, and implications for improving the quality of assessment 
  • Discussion of multiple approaches to assessment 
  • Making psychiatric diagnoses 
  • Introducing the Moss-PAS interviews, printed versions and digital ones 
  • Learning to use the digital version of Moss-PAS (ID) 
  • First exercise in rating a written case description of an adult 
  • Introduction to the Moss-PAS (ChA) – (The child and adolescent version) 
  • Differential diagnosis – ADHD or bipolar-disorder? 
  • Second exercise: Rating a written case description of a child 
  • Instruction in using the Moss-PAS assessments to interview an informant 
  • First interviewing exercise 
  • Starting the interview 
  • Making the ratings 
  • Getting a scored report 
  • Instruction around using the items for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Autism 
  • Rating exercise using these items – Is it OCD, ASD, or neither? 
  • Second interviewing exercise 
  • Introduction to Conduct Disorder 
  • Rating exercise on a possible case of Conduct Disorder 
  • Brief introduction to rating psychosis.

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This course will be taking place online
25/05/2021 09:00-13:00
4 hours
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This course will be taking place online
28/05/2021 09:00-13:00
4 hours
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