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NEFESH ALL POINTS NORTH LODGE Professional Development

Day 1 Masterclass on Assessment and Intervention of Children & Adolescents with Autism

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 5:00 PM EST

Presenter: Professor Tony Attwood (PhD) and Dr Michelle Garnett (PhD)

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Learning Objectives:
  1. • Explain the steps in how to perform a diagnostic assessment for a child or adolescent using best practice guidelines
  2. • Access and use certain recommended screening and diagnostic psychometric tools for autism
  3. • List and describe common comorbid and differential diagnoses associated with autism, and list the key differentiating features of autism
  4. • Role play sharing the diagnostic assessment results with parents
  5. • Describe how to disclose and explain the diagnosis to a child or adolescent
  6. • Describe the most important modifications to intervention and teaching methods for a child or adolescent with autism
  7. • Write a safety plan for a depression attack for an autistic child or adolescent
  8. • Summarise six (6) best anxiety reduction strategies for autistic children and adolescents based on research
  9. • Describe what to do as a professional when an autistic child or adolescent is having a ‘meltdown’ (challenging, unsafe behaviour caused by high levels of autonomic arousal)

These webinars offer 11 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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Day 1 (01/18/2022): This intensive one-day Master Class has been designed to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the diagnostic assessment of children and adolescents with ASD Levels 1 and 2.  Participants will learn how to conduct a diagnostic assessment for a child or adolescents to determine whether that child is on the autism spectrum, including measurement of comorbidity, differential diagnosis, use of psychometric assessment, and both written and oral reporting or results to parents, teachers and the child.

 

Day 2 (01/19/2022): This intensive one-day Master Class has been designed to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in intervention with children and adolescents with ASD Levels 1 and 2.  Participants will learn best practice models for intervention with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, including the use of CBT and mindfulness, individual and group therapy programs for depression, anxiety, and friendship, and classroom accommodations that help.

Learning Objectives:
  1. • Explain the steps in how to perform a diagnostic assessment for a child or adolescent using best practice guidelines
  2. • Access and use certain recommended screening and diagnostic psychometric tools for autism
  3. • List and describe common comorbid and differential diagnoses associated with autism, and list the key differentiating features of autism
  4. • Role play sharing the diagnostic assessment results with parents
  5. • Describe how to disclose and explain the diagnosis to a child or adolescent
  6. • Describe the most important modifications to intervention and teaching methods for a child or adolescent with autism
  7. • Write a safety plan for a depression attack for an autistic child or adolescent
  8. • Summarise six (6) best anxiety reduction strategies for autistic children and adolescents based on research
  9. • Describe what to do as a professional when an autistic child or adolescent is having a ‘meltdown’ (challenging, unsafe behaviour caused by high levels of autonomic arousal)

Agenda:

Day 1

Begins: 5:00 PM

Ends: 6:15 PM

Explain the steps in how to perform a diagnostic assessment for a child or adolescent using best practice guidelines

1.0

Begins: 6:30 PM

Ends: 8:00 PM

Access and use certainly recommended screening and diagnostic psychometric tools for autism.

 

1.75

Begins: 8:30 PM

Ends: 9:45 PM

List and describe common comorbid and differential diagnoses associated with autism, and list the key differentiating features of autism.

 

1.25

Begins: 10:00 PM

Ends: 11:30 PM

Roleplay sharing the diagnostic assessment results with parents

 

1.5

Day 2

Begins: 5:00 PM

Ends: 6:15 PM

Describe the most significant modifications to intervention and teaching methods for a child or adolescent with autism

1.0

Begins: 6:30 PM

Ends: 8:00 PM

Write a safety plan for a depression attack for an autistic child or adolescent.

 

1.75

Begins: 8:30 PM

Ends: 9:45 PM

Summarise six (6) best anxiety reduction strategies for autistic children and adolescents based on research

 

1.25

Begins: 10:00 PM

Ends: 11:30 PM

Describe what to do as a professional when an autistic child or adolescent is having a ‘meltdown’ (challenging, unsafe behavior caused by high levels of autonomic arousal)

 

1.5



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers:
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.