6 contact hours.
The DSM 5 will bring some changes to people currently diagnosed with Autism and related conditions. By any criteria, there are differences in the brains, genes, behavior, perceptions, and abilities of people on the autism spectrum. Case examples and exercises will build our intuitive understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. We’ll give special attention to the controversial higher-functioning (Asperger’s) end of the spectrum, which can resemble many other conditions. After learning to identify and understand people with ASD, we will review some of the strategies used to be helpful to clients on the spectrum and their families.
Jim Foley, MSW, LISW, has been providing psychotherapy and mental health assessment for over 25 years, in Boston, Syracuse, and Ohio, working with children and families challenged by ADHD, school/learning problems, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and relationship/social problems. He has served clients in agencies, homes, and in schools at every level from pre-K to college. He teaches psychology courses at the College of Wooster, and writes material for psychology textbooks for Macmillan Publishing. He is now a psychotherapist in private practice with Summit Therapy in Wooster, OH.
Registration deadline: November 27, 2013