Learning Disabilities: Fulfilling Potential and Supporting Better Lives
- 08:30 - 16:00
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Dr Rachel Worthington is a Chartered Psychologist, and a full member of the Division of Forensic Psychology, including holding Associate Fellow status. She is also a Chartered Scientist, holds European Psychologist status and is fully registered with the HCPC. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire teaching on the Masters in Forensic Psychology and is in her final year of studying a Masters Degree in Adult Autism at the University of Birmingham. She has published a number of peer reviewed articles in relation to supporting clients with complex needs (including autism) and she has presented both nationally and internationally on working positively with people with autism to improve quality of life and the reduction of behaviours of concern. Dr Worthington is a trainer in Positive Behavioural Support as recognised by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities and she is also trained in other standardised support mechanisms for clients with Autism such as Applied Behaviour Analysis, Person Centred Planning, Talking Mats and Makaton. Dr Worthington is currently employed as Director of Interventions within MHC Social Care.