Downtown Auckland Rotary Club visiting scholar public lecture: Course, costs and correction of antisocial behaviour in childhood Event as iCalendar

15 April 2013

6 - 7pm

Venue: Room 501-110, Building 501, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Stephen Scott is Professor of Child Health and Behaviour at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and Director of the National Academy for Parenting Research. He is a Consultant Child Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, where he heads the National Conduct Problems Team and the National Adoption and Fostering Team.

His research interests include understanding biological and social determinants of conduct disorder and it's economic impact and the role of attachment security in child and adolescent development. Clinically, he is interested in improving outcomes for hard to manage children and adolescents, and finding ways to disseminate good practice at a national level. He is carrying out a range of RCTs to evaluate interventions, including the Incredible Years parent training programme, Functional Family Therapy for juvenile delinquency and the Fostering Changes programme for hard to manage fostered children.

He recently chaired the NICE Guideline Development Group on Antisocial Behaviour and Conduct Disorders (released 27 March 2013), and leads for parenting interventions in the Children and Young People’s Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (CY-IAPT) initiative. With Robert Goodman he is the author of the introductory text Child Psychiatry (3rd edn. 2012) and is an editor and author on Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (6th edn. in preparation).