Monday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 25
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
ACT - Autism Community Training
This two-day intensive training is for mental health clinicians experienced in CBT with an interest in adaptations relevant to neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., autism, ADHD, learning disability). Day 1 is open to a more general audience but an understanding of CBT is required. Day 2 is for clinicians only. Registrants for Day 2 must attend Day 1.
Day 1 – Understanding mental health problems and ASD – evidence-based case conceptualization to inform treatment planning
- Recognize common emotional and behavioural 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
Day 2 – Principles of cognitive behavioural therapy for youth with ASD: Common therapeutic activities and adaptations
- Identify and explore adaptations to commonly used CBT techniques
- Learn about common strategies employed to assist in developing a therapeutic alliance with youth with ASD receiving therapy
For more information and to register, visit: www.actcommunity.ca/cbt2017.