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Incorporating Strengths Into Effective Autism Assessments Across the Lifespan

October 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

$45 – $55

Presented in Partnership with the University of Washington Autism Center

October 20, 2020
2:00 PM-4:00 PM PT

Traditional protocols for diagnosing autism have been criticized for focusing too heavily on deficits and problems and failing to generalize across populations. This workshop provides innovative strategies for enabling providers to assess for strengths associated with autism across the lifespan. In addition, an effective, meaningful method for communicating both strengths and challenges at the feedback session is showcased. Teleassessment strategies are becoming increasingly important in light of the global pandemic and this workshop will equip providers with tools that can be used effectively for remote assessments.

Course Objectives:

Gain an understanding of the many strengths associated with autism spectrum disorders across as documented in peer-reviewed literature with examples from autistic children adolescents, and adults
Learn how to incorporate effective strengths-based tools into assessment procedures to gain insight into their clients’ specifics areas of strength. Clinicians will gain new ideas for gathering information directly from clients and from collateral sources and will learn how to do so remotely. Clinicians will learn how to integrate multiple sources of data.
Learn how to effectively present their findings to clients and families using a memorable visual feedback procedure and learn how to communicate results using a teleassesment procedure
Who should attend: This workshop is ideal for psychologists, developmental pediatricians, and psychiatrists who diagnose autism. Seasoned clinicians will find the up-to-date research-based information on autistic strengths to be a refreshing means of reframing autism. People who are relatively new to diagnosing autism will be thankful for an opportunity to learn to diagnose autism more effectively. All clinicians will come away with a new mindset and a new set of tools that they can start incorporating into their practice right away. This also serves as a good introduction to diagnosing autism in adults for clinicians who primarily work with children and teens.

Content level: Intermediate

CEs, CEUs and Clock hours: This program, when attended in full, offers 2.0 APA CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 BBS California CEUs for licensed counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists and 2.0 Washington State approved clock hours for certificated educational staff. Additional fees apply.

A general certificate of completion will also be provided at the end of the workshop.

Cost (per person):
*10% off for groups of 5 or more. Must register as a group.

Event Registration
General Admission: $45.00, Admission with APA CEs or BBS California CEUs: $55.00