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Managing the Anxious Symptoms of Children and Adolescents with ASD: Practical Strategies

Posted September 27, 2018

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Thursday, September 27 - Friday, September 28
9:00 am - 4:00 am

SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street

  • ACT - Autism Community Training
  • 604-205-5467
  • $300 - $450

Judy Reaven, PhD
September 27 & 28, 2018 in Vancouver, BC

Children and adolescents with ASD are at high risk for developing anxiety symptoms that interfere with functioning at home, school and in the community. Research has shown that children and teens with ASD and anxiety demonstrate significant reductions in anxiety following participation in modified Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) interventions. Facing Your Fears (FYF) is a group CBT intervention for managing anxiety in youth with ASD. Throughout the training, participants will learn about FYF, identify core components of the clinic based FYF program, learn how to modify FYF for teens with ASD and intellectual disabilities, as well as strategies for delivering FYF in school settings. Video examples and interactive small group activities will occur throughout the training

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

1. Identify core components of CBT for individuals with ASD and anxiety, including psychoeducation and graded exposure techniques.

2. Identify modifications to CBT that are necessary for working with youth with ASD, as well as youth with ASD/ID.

3. Be able to describe the FYF school- based program.

4. Learn about the evidence base for the FYF intervention program.

5. Practice identifying psychoeducation strategies and generate steps of a stimulus hierarchy (graded exposure strategy) to manage the anxious symptoms of youth with ASD.

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Managing the Anxious Symptoms of Children and Adolescents with ASD: Practical Strategies

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