Understanding Mental Health Problems and ASD – Evidence-Based Case Conceptualization to Inform Treatment Planning
Jonathan Weiss, PhD, CPsych
This presentation is part of a free training series developed for mental health clinicians experienced in CBT with an interest in adaptations relevant to neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., autism, ADHD, learning disability).
- Recognize common emotional and behavioual problems associated with ASD
- Differentiate mental health problems from ASD symptoms
- Conceptualize common case frameworks that can inform CBT planning
- Consider ethical issues in working with individuals with ASD using a CBT framework – including a panel discussion
As part of ACT’s Online Mental Health and Autism Project, we are launching a dozen new online videos this Fall/Winter season at Autism Videos @ ACT.
Dr. Weiss holds the Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research. He is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto.
Dr. Weiss’ research focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people with ASD and/or intellectual disabilities across the lifespan. He is interested in their health service needs, their emergency service use, and their experiences of psychiatric crisis. Among other research areas, Dr. Weiss is interested in cognitive-behavioural and social skill interventions to promote resilience and improve the mental health of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Watch Dr. Weiss speak on Thriving in Youth in ASD: What Does it Take? from October 2015.
Next week’s video: A panel discussion on the perspectives of Adults with ASD.
Diagnosing & Managing ASD in Adults
The University of British Columbia is responding to the chronic shortage of mental health professionals trained to work with adults with ASD with a two-day course from an international expert in autism, Dr. Anthony Bailey, MBBS, DCH, MRCPsych, FRCPC. Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, UBC.
Registration has now opened for Diagnosing & Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults
Feb 1-2 (Fri-Sat), 0900–1630
UBC Robson Square ,Vancouver – also available via web streaming.
Target audience: psychiatrists, family physicians, other mental health care professionals
Up to 10.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1
View course content details
ACT recently launched a 30 minute presentation by Dr. Bailey as part of the Online Mental Health and Autism Project on the Role of Medications in the Management of ASD
Pilot Project to Identify Best Treatments for Autism
The Laurel Foundation is requesting the help of the autism community in completing a short five-question Pilot Survey. The objective is to create a metadata analysis project with individualized web based therapy programs for children with ASD. The project will involve thousands of families anonymously inputting information about their child’s treatment and its effectiveness to find the most efficient strategies for her/his specific challenges. At this stage they are determining if families would like such a program to be set up and are willing to provide the data to form the information pool.
As a first step, they are asking five simple questions to shape the project with the goal of empowering families to identify and access the best treatments available.
Complete the survey here.
Autism in the News
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Vancouver teacher is schooling educators on the value of inclusive classrooms – The Globe and Mail
How history forgot the woman who defined autism – Spectrum News
Kelowna mom goes extra mile to help diverse needs son adjust to school life – Global News
Sensory issues in autism may have sex-specific roots – Spectrum News
Theatre class helping people with autism break out of their shells – CTV News
Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations – Edutopia
Neighbor builds shelter for boy with autism to wait for school bus – Lincoln Journal Star
Dads open up about autism in new film – Community Care Review
Expecting autistic people to ‘fit in’ is cruel and unproductive; value us for our strengths – The Conversation
Small town unites to prevent autistic neighbor from becoming homeless – Yahoo
NDP government ‘open’ to alternative pay options for diverse needs educators – Global News