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Digital Seminar

2-Day Autism Spectrum Masterclass: Social and Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Complex and Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults


Speaker:
Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP
Duration:
12 Hours 32 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 21, 2024
Product Code:
POS059696
Media Type:
Digital Seminar

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Description

Transform your autism intervention with this Autism Spectrum Masterclass!

Begin by watching autism expert, Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and learn the most effective evidence-based social and behavioral interventions for working with the autistic clients with co-occurring conditions.

Dr. Sachs makes autism easy to understand, integrating the latest research, positive support interventions, and modifications to cognitive-behavioral therapies to help you confidently work with autistic children, adolescents, and adults, as well as their families, so they can thrive with more successful and meaningful lives!

Joined by Becca Lory Hector, an openly autistic professional who is a dedicated autism and neurodiversity advocate, researcher, consultant speaker, and author, Dr. Sachs will teach you how to manage challenges related to autism information processing differences and those that arise from being an autistic individual in a neurotypical world.

Through engaging case studies, demonstrations, and hands-on activities you will learn the skills necessary to:

  • Manage emotional and behavioral reactions to anxiety and OCD
  • Reduce meltdowns and how to intervene during dysregulation
  • Decode ADHD and executive functioning
  • Implement management skills to improve attention, organization and motivation
  • Decipher symptoms of OCD vs. autism
  • Reduce depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation
  • Strengthen the skills needed to make/keep friends
  • Address body and sexual awareness, exploration of self, sexual arousal
  • Take a trauma informed approach with autistic clients
  • Understand sensory, motor, and interoception differences and how to meet related needs
  • Accurately interpret assessment reports to guide effective interventions
  • Use environmental modifications for successful transitions and tasks completion

Purchase today and learn the essential autism treatment tools that are easy to implement in the clinic, at school, and home!

Credit

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 12.5 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Counselors - Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - Colorado Counselors

Professional development hours (PDH) are available. This professional development activity consists of 12.5 PDH in the Coursework category. It is designed to meet the requirements of the Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners. Licensees can accrue up to 20 PDH in the Coursework category during each renewal cycle. Please save the certificate of completion in case it is requested by the board.


Counselors - Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity if approved by a national professional association of social work (Sec. 20-195cc-3). PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 CE hours. 


Counselors - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Counselors - Illinois Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Per the IDFPR: Social Work Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act (225 ILCS 201), 68 Ill.  Adm. Code 1470.95; PESI, Inc. is a registered social work continuing education sponsor with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance, pass a post-test, and who complete the program evaluation.


Counselors - Indiana Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Indiana Counselors. The Rules of the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (839 IAC 1·6·2) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by another state’s mental health counselor board. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Iowa Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure, IAC 645–32.3(154D,272C). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for four years in your CE records.


Counselors - Kansas Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Kansas Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Regulation 102-3-10a) for Professional Counselors. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 15.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Maine Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Maine Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure Rules (Chapter 7-A). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Counselors - Nebraska Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Nebraska Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (Title 172: Chapter 94: 012). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Counselors - New Hampshire Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for New Hampshire Counselors. The Regulations of the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying Category A continuing education activity if provided by an organization recognized by national social worker associations (Mhp 402.02(b)). PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Counselors - North Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (Article 97-02-01-06). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1203228


Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - Rhode Island Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Rhode Island Counselors. The Rhode Island Code of Regulations (216-RICR-40-05-11 (11.3.12.B)) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - South Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education credit hours for South Dakota Counselors. The Rules of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists, ARSD 20:68:07:24, confirm that the board will accept qualified continuing education programs accredited or approved by another state's counseling board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education hours for Texas Counselors. The Regulations of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (22 TAC 681.140) confirm acceptance of programs relevant to counseling that are approved by a national or state association of medical, mental or behavioral health professionals or a state governmental agency. Please see association and other state counseling board approvals for this program and retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Utah Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Utah Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing Act Rule, R156-60c. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 15.0 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. 


Counselors - Wisconsin Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Wyoming Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wyoming Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Board (Chapter 14, Section 4). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Alabama Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Alabama Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Alaska Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Alaska Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Arizona Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Arizona Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Arkansas Social Workers

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Arkansas Social Workers and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the State of Arkansas Department of Health Social Work Licensing Board (Ark. Code Ann. §17-103-203). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Social Workers - National ASWB ACE

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Recorded asynchronous distance. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers - Connecticut Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Connecticut Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Delaware Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Delaware Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - District of Columbia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for District of Columbia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits. 


Social Workers - Georgia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Georgia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Hawaii Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Hawaii Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Idaho Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Idaho Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Social Workers - Indiana Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Indiana Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Iowa Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Iowa Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Kentucky Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Kentucky Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Maine Social Workers

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Maine Social Workers and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure (Rule 416, Chapter 14(1)(1)). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Massachusetts Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Massachusetts Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Michigan Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Michigan Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Missouri Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Missouri Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - Nevada Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Nevada Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.

 


Social Workers - New Hampshire Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for New Hampshire Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - New Mexico Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for New Mexico Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers - North Dakota Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for North Dakota Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1203228


Social Workers - Oklahoma Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Oklahoma Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Oregon Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Oregon Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Rhode Island Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Rhode Island Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - South Carolina Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for South Carolina  Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - South Dakota Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for South Dakota Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Texas Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Texas Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Vermont Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Vermont Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Virginia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for  Virginia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Washington Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Washington Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Wisconsin Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Wisconsin Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Psychologists - Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 12.5 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Sec. R4-26). Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this home study activity in case it is requested by the board.


Psychologists - California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This enduring material is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Psychologists - Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 12.5 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists - Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Psychologists - Illinois Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Psychologists - Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists, approved provider #202312H. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours.


Psychologists - New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Psychologists - North Dakota Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Psychologists. The North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners, pursuant to 66-03-01-03, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs for content related to practice authorized in North Dakota (century code 43-32) for programs approved by certain ce associations. When printing your certificate, please include any national social work approvals.


Psychologists - Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 12.5 Standard hours of continuing education credit.


Psychologists - Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 03/21/2024. It was last reviewed on 12/31/2023 and is valid until 12/31/2026.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Arizona Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Arizona marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, Section R4-6-802 D. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Alaska Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for Alaska marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Alaska Board of Marital & Family Therapy, Section 12 AAC 19.320. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Connecticut Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut marriage & family therapist is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Connecticut State Department of Public Health. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - District of Columbia Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for District of Columbia marriage & family therapist is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the DC Municipal Regulations for Marriage and Family Therapy (7707.8). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Idaho Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Idaho Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (24.15.01; Section 375; 425. Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Indiana Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Indiana marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the 839 Indiana Admin Code 1-6-2. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Iowa Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for Iowa marriage & family therapist and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Kansas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Kansas Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (K.A.R. 102-5-10. Continuing education for licensees). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Maine Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Maine Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure Rules (Chapter 7-A). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New Hampshire Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for New Hampshire Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the New Hampshire Board of Menal Health Practice Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (N.H. Code Admin. R. Mhp 402.02 Approved Continuing Education Units). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New Jersey Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for New Jersey Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (New Jersey Admin. Code 13:34-5). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New Mexico Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for New Mexico Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board (16.27.16.9 NMAC). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Marriage & Family Therapists - North Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board (21 NCAC 31.0701 Requirements for Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1203228


Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Rhode Island Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Rhode Island Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Rhode Island Licensing Board of Clinical Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (216-RICR-40-05-11.3.12 Continuing Education Requirements). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Dakota Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for South Dakota Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists (ARSD 20:68:07:24 Approved continuing education programs). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Tennessee Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Idaho Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Idaho Licensing Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists (Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0450-01-.12 - CONTINUING EDUCATION). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Utah Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Utah Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Utah Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule (R156-60b-304 Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Virginia Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing competency criteria of the Virginia Board of Counseling (18VAC115-50-96. Continuing competency activity criteria). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling and Social Work Examining Board (MPSW 19.03 Approved continuing education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Wyoming Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wyoming Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Board (Chapter 14, Section 4). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Occupational Therapists - Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 0000009278. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 1.25  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 


Occupational Therapists - Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 12.5​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Occupational Therapists - Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 self-study continuing education credits.

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Educators, Teachers & School Professionals - Educators

This course consists of 12.5 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Educators, Teachers & School Professionals - Illinois Educators

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12.5 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.

 

While completing the post-test/evaluation be sure to answer the question “Are you an Illinois Educator” Yes. PESI will then be prompted to send you the “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. You will need to complete the ISBE evaluation form, and return it plus the applicable ISBE enrollment fee(s) (made payable to PESI, Inc.), and your name within two weeks from receiving your CE certificate. You will then be emailed the “ISBE Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.


Educators, Teachers & School Professionals - Indiana Educators

12.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Educators, Teachers & School Professionals - New York Educators

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This self-study activity will qualify for 12.5 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Educators, Teachers & School Professionals - Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 12.5 CPE clock hours.


Educators, Teachers & School Professionals - California Licensed Educational Psychologists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Educators, Teachers & School Professionals - South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 12.5 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 12.5 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits. 


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 15.0 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


New York Creative Art Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Art Therapists. #CAT-0087. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of individuals on the Autism spectrum who also experience difficult co-occurring disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and severe anxiety. She works with individuals across the life span and believes in empowering individuals and their families with knowledge and skills. Board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology, Dr. Sachs was recently awarded a federally funded grant through the New York State Office of Mental Health, aimed at helping train community-based service providers better serve children and youth who are dually diagnosed with mental illness, like OCD, and a developmental disability. She has a private practice in New York and is co-director of Successful School Transitions, a comprehensive program for school refusal. Dr. Sachs received her bachelor’s degree, and PhD from New York University and Hofstra University, respectively, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Miami. In addition to these roles, Dr. Sachs is mom to an energetic and determined 6-year-old and stepmom to the coolest 15-year-old around.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Rebecca Sachs is the co-founder of Successful School Transitions and maintains a private practice. She has employment relationships with the International OCD Foundation and the LIU Post. Dr. Sachs receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Rebecca Sachs is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Associations, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the New York State Psychological Association.


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Objectives

  1. Determine information processing differences in autistic clients.
  2. Assess, screen, and diagnose autism across the life span.
  3. Identify the importance of listening to and validating lived experiences of autistics clients.
  4. Create comprehensive treatment plans that target autism related challenges.
  5. Use appropriate communication and therapeutic style to facilitate reciprocal collaboration with autistic clients.
  6. Create collaborative goals with autistic clients and their families for co-occurring mental health conditions.
  7. Identify modifications to CBT for autism with co-occurring anxiety and OCD.
  8. Use CBT techniques, including behavioral activation and DBT, to treat depression in clients with autism.
  9. Choose developmentally appropriate interventions to teach autistic clients about safe sexual behaviors.
  10. Develop individualized strategies to assist clients with challenges in executive functioning improve their daily living skills.
  11. Evaluate the ethical dilemmas associated with utilizing restraint and seclusion punishment techniques.
  12. Identify the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues related to autism and co-occurring conditions.

Outline

Rethinking Autism

  • DSM-5™ and Medical Model
  • Autism vs autism spectrum disorder
  • Information processing differences
  • Language matters
  • Why listening to autistic voices is important

Assessments: From Observational to Standardized Tools

  • Diagnostic tools and evaluations across the lifespan
  • Screeners for anxiety, depression, OCD
  • Modified checklists for infants and toddlers
  • Neurodiversity affirming and strengths-based assessment
  • “Pink flags” and gender considerations
  • Accurately interpret reports to guide interventions
  • Functional assessments to guide interventions

Effectively Intervene Early

  • How to support lagging skills and unmet needs
  • Developmental interventions to express feelings
  • Ethical principles to educate and support families in treatment choices
  • Case study: 4-yr-old, difficulty with expressing thoughts and feelings when frustrated

It’s Never Too Late: Intervening at Later Stages of Life

  • How to support lagging skills and unmet needs
  • Self-developed compensatory strategies
  • Diagnostic trauma: Impact of chronic invalidation and being misunderstood
  • Social camouflage and “unmasking autism”
  • Educational interventions for family members
  • Case study: Mid-thirties, recent diagnosis, social and employment difficulties

Thinking Differences to Help Autistic Individuals Thrive

  • Increase predictability and understanding
  • Incorporate intense interests and passions
  • Meet the preference for sameness and structure
  • Case study: 16-yr-old, self-injections for medical condition, fear of needles

Executive Functioning Differences in Autistic individuals and “AuDHD”

  • Planning, prioritizing, and initiation skills
  • Attention, organizational, and self-management skills
  • Form helpful habits, routines, and repetition
  • Value-driven goals and pacing to individual needs
  • Self-advocacy, accommodations, expectations, and supports
  • Case study: College student, needs help with balancing academic and social demands

Communication and Social Interaction Needs

  • Functional systems to improve communication
  • Pragmatic language and the “hidden curriculum”
  • Assertive communication training
  • Neurodivergent and affirming communities
  • Typical social cues may not be rewarding
  • Impact of sensory, emotion regulation, EF on communication
  • Case study: 8-yr-old, anxiety when transitioning or classmates crying

Emotion Information Processing Differences and Supports

  • Understand alexithymia and teach emotion identification
  • Arousal and amplitude of emotional experiences
  • How emotional processing and sensory differences interact
  • Implications of the double empathy problem and how to address
  • Distress tolerance skills

Manage and Sensory, Motor, and Interoception Needs

  • Preventative strategies and accommodations
  • Supports for ADLs and reframe stimming
  • Exposure to sensory stimuli, in the context of choice and empowerment
  • Alternatives to support fading out severe selfstimulatory behavior
  • Case study: 5-yr-old, sensory overwhelm from sounds, crying, and scratching self and others

Behaviors that Challenge vs. Challenging Behaviors

  • When core needs are unmet and how to respond
  • Functional assessment and empower preventteach- respond interventions
  • Untreated co-occurring conditions and “oppositional behaviors”
  • Teach new skills and make behavior choices concrete
  • Use positive, negative, and differential reinforcement
  • Educational interventions for family members
  • Case study: 10-yr-old, disruptive when speech therapist engages with other students

Treating Co-Occurring Anxiety, OCD, and Related Conditions

  • CBT model, gradual exposure and hierarchy creation
  • Modifications to CBT for autistic and ID clients
  • Teach relaxation and other calm down skills
  • Teach problem-solving and coping skills
  • Ritual delay and ritual shortening
  • Good vs. bad accommodations
  • Case study: 12-yr-old, emetophobia impacted ability to engage in school and social activities

Reduce Depressive Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation

  • How depression looks different in autistic individuals
  • Factors impacting co-occurring autism and depression
  • Self-injurious, non-suicidal behaviors in autistic individuals
  • Psychosocial interventions: Experiential activities
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy modifications, including DBT
  • Case study: 23-yr-old, skipping college classes, fights with parents, depressive symptoms

Romance, Sexuality, and Identity Considerations

  • Body awareness, exploration of self, consent, and boundaries
  • Address dating and sexual relationships
  • Sexual arousal, puberty, education, modeling
  • Gender identity, gender fluidity and LGBTQ
  • Case study: 15-yr-old, frequent masturbation, provocative sexual talk

Psychopharmacological Interventions

  • Commonly prescribed medications and efficacy
  • Address medication management needs
  • Risks vs. benefits
  • Case study: Young adult, taking medication to stabilize mood, takes food from others

Ethical Challenges in Autism

  • Informed consent and assent
  • When an autistic child doesn’t want to be in therapy
  • Use of restraints, time-out vs. seclusion
  • Case study: 13-yr-old male, attacks others when prevented from touching necklaces on attractive girls

Special Considerations

  • Trauma and autism: Similarities, differences, when they co-occur
  • Sleep issues and sleep regulation
  • Multicultural and gender differences
  • Independent living/career planning
  • Guardianship and legal issues
  • Limitations of research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • School Psychologists
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • School Administrators
  • Special Education Teachers
  • General Education Teachers
  • School-based Personnel
  • Behavioral Intervention Specialists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Youth Leaders
  • Probation Officers
  • Clergy
  • Other helping professionals who work with children/adolescents/young adults

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