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The 3rd Thursday Club – 10 Session Masterclass Series on ASD Assessment and Diagnosis (10am or 7pm Sessions)


Session 1 - The Setup
  • Managing your referral pathways
  • Initial consultation paperwork and pre-session information gathering
  • A thorough initial consultation guide
  • Knowing how best to move forward by the end of the initial consultation
  • Setting up a clear assessment plan (and expectations) with families
Thursday 16th Feb 2023 10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 2 - The Tools
  • Suitable screening tools
  • Suitable diagnostic tools
  • Assessments across different age ranges
  • Reviewing the evidence
  • Preparing for your assessment session
Thursday 16th Mar 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 3 - Pre-schools and Schools
  • Key areas to consider and assess when conducting observations in pre-school or school settings
  • Interviewing teachers and other education professionals
  • Suitable teacher-report measures
Thursday 20th Apr 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 4 - Functional Assessments
  • Suitable tools to use
  • When to conduct an assessment
  • The relevance of functional assessment results and what to do with the information
Thursday 18th May 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 5 - Differential Diagnosis Part 1
  • ADHD, Learning difficulties, Intellectual Delay and Behaviour Difficulties vs ASD
Thursday 15th Jun 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 6 - Differential Diagnosis Part 2
  • Mental health difficulties, Attachment, Trauma vs ASD
Thursday 20th Jul 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 7 - Figuring it out!
  • Putting all the pieces of your assessment “puzzle” together
  • Interpreting DSM-5 compared with your assessment data
  • Determining levels!
Thursday 17th Aug 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 8 - Write on!
  • Key elements of a good report
  • Writing that is fit for purpose
  • Making clear and confident conclusions
  • Writing detailed and meaningful recommendations
Thursday 21st Sep 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 9 - Delivering Feedback
  • Telling the “story” of your assessment process in a way that maintains rapport with families.
  • Dealing with tricky questions when delivering a diagnosis to parents/ caregivers
  • Following up after the assessment
Thursday 19th Oct 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 10 - Trouble Shooting
  • Common challenges when conducting an ASD assessment and how best to overcome them
  • Case discussion from the group
  • General Q&A of any remaining burning questions
Thursday 16th Nov 2023
10:00am – 11:00am
7:00pm – 8:00pm


Develop a more thorough and streamlined assessment process
Enhance your knowledge of the best screening and diagnostic tools for ASD assessment
Finesse your differential diagnostic skills
Gain confidence in your ability to interpret the ASD DSM 5 criteria and levels
Improve report writing and parent/ caregiver feedback




  • Live, online.
  • A mix of presentation, case discussion and Q & A.
  • References and templates will be provided where relevant to a session’s
  • Questions are fielded from “the club” in order
    to customise the workshop to the club members whilst also covering important content.
  • Maximum of 10 allied health and medical professionals per session

Flexible attendance:

  • Choose to attend any single session, some sessions or all 10 workshops.
  • 3rd Thursday of each month
  • 2 possible session times:
    • 10:00am-11:00am
    • 7:00pm-8:00pm


  • $200 (incl. GST) per session


Please understand that confirmation of your place in the course is only provided once payment is received rather than at the point of application/registration.

Please feel free to email me at anne.chalfant@anniescentre.com if you require further information about the “The 3rd Thursday Club” – 10 Session Masterclass Series on ASD Assessment and Diagnosis.

I look forward to future professional collaboration with you.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Anne Chalfant, PsyD
Director, Annie’s Centre Pty Ltd
Principal Clinical Psychologist


Cancellation Policy

  1. A 10% cancellation fee will be charged if a written request for cancellation is received on or prior to the registration deadline.  Please note the deadline for registration is 1 week prior to each session date.
  2. No refund is available after the registration deadline.  However, a substitution is permitted (i.e., another person may attend in your absence).


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Much preparation goes into preparing our workshops and the training resources. To that end, I would like to be upfront regarding expectations around use of any course content and related materials. It is important to take strong steps to ensure confidentiality is maintained along with respect for intellectual property.

Please read the below then indicate your understanding of and your agreement with the below conditions for course participation. Training will not proceed for you without your consent here to these conditions:

1. I understand that as a part of workshops and training at Annie’s Centre there are times when I might be shown or given video footage from assessment or therapy sessions originally prepared by Dr Anne Chalfant, Annie’s Centre Pty Ltd. I understand that all video recordings need to be treated with the same confidentiality as patients’ case notes and I undertake to fulfill all of the ethical requirements that have been specified for use. Specifically, I understand and agree that:

a. I will NOT record or copy any video material in whole or in part.

b. I will return any video material if requested by the course organiser.

c. If any video material is given, then I will keep it in conditions of strict security.

d. I will NOT show footage from any videos in any training, peer supervision or teaching situation.

2. I understand that during the online training I am the only person permitted to watch and participate in the training. To that end, I agree to keep my camera on for training except when instructed otherwise by the course organiser.

3. I understand that the materials presented are the intellectual property of Dr Anne Chalfant, Annie’s Centre and I will not copy or distribute these to others.

4. I will NOT record Dr Chalfant during the training presentations or related large or small group discussions.

5. I will NOT attempt to re-produce any of the training material and use it with others as if it were my own.

6. I respect Dr Chalfant’s right to maintain intellectual property and copyright over material she has prepared and to report breaches of the above to the relevant legal and professional bodies.

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    Feb 16 2023 - Nov 16 2023


    3rd Thursday of each month - Select 10:00am OR 7:00pm Sessions




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