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Three trainings on Autism Spectrum Disorder from Drs. Susanne Duvall, Kira Armstrong, and David Kleber.

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***Parking fees are paid by COAP. Please bring your license plate number to sign in.***

***lunch and mid-morning snacks included***

***7 hours continuing education credit. Please note - CE certificates will be provided to those who attend all three presentations. No partial CE credit will be given***

Workshop Overviews:

Dr. Duvall: The benefits of early identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and subsequent intervention have been well-documented in the existing literature. As a result, there has been an increasing interest in earlier evaluation and diagnosis of children with symptoms concerning for ASD. However, given the overlap of ASD with other developmental conditions (e.g., language disorder, developmental delay, behavioral difficulties), accurate identification can be difficult, especially in young children. In this talk, we will cover the common best practices for ASD diagnosis in young children (5 and under), including autism specific instruments and clinical interviewing. We will also cover comorbid conditions and complex psychosocial situations (e.g., dual language exposure, trauma) that can influence the diagnostic process in early childhood. Additionally, we will describe empirically supported services and therapy models for young children with ASD as well as resources for professionals and families.

Dr. Armstrong: There is a group of typically higher functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that is commonly missed during early childhood. These children’s complete diagnostic profiles are often not recognized until late adolescence or early adulthood, if they are identified at all. Looking closer at this population, there is a clear pattern of symptom presentation, family history, and comorbidities (e.g., anxiety, depression, ADHD, NVLD, OCD, or a combination of all of these) that help to “hide” or mask their ASD diagnosis. This symposium will provide an overview of these characteristics, along with a series of case studies to demonstrate common errors relating to data collection and case conceptualization. Recommendations for how to avoid these mistakes will also be reviewed, as will potential challenges that can arise when catching these children before their presentation is “obvious” to the rest of their treatment and/or educational team.

Dr. Kleber will identify very specific differences in therapeutic approaches necessary when working with adult individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or adults as part of a couple when one individual is on the spectrum. He will present several case studies to demonstrate ways to move forward in therapy when working with adult persons on the autism spectrum. Significant change in this group of people really is possible!!!

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will:

Be able to identify the range of symptoms seen in individuals with autism-spectrum disorders across the age span, and be able to distinguish between autism-spectrum disorders and other disorders in early development. Identify at least 4 child characteristics and/or comorbidities that can “mask” ASD.

Describe characteristics in a child’s psychosocial, family history, and/or parents that can make it more challenging to recognize high functioning ASD

Be able to state best practice therapeutic interventions for individuals with autism-spectrum disorder.

Summarize at least 3 ways to change how one approaches diagnostic interviews and the assessment process to increase the likelihood of recognizing and “finding” high functioning children who have ASD

Summarize how ASD affects individuals in adulthood or as part of a couple relationship

About the Presenters:

Dr. Susanne Duvall completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of New Mexico, her clinical internship at the University of Minnesota Medical School and her postdoctoral residency at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Duvall is currently an Assistant Professor with co-appointments in Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. Dr. Duvall specializes in neuropsychological assessment with children and young adults, which focuses on understanding how the developing brain is working in daily life within the current medical and psychosocial context of each individual. She enjoys working with children and young adults with special healthcare needs and sees patients through the Autism Program, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program and the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center. She has been working in research and clinical settings with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2004. Dr. Duvall is also the Associate Training Director for the OHSU Clinical Psychology PhD Program. Her research interests focus on cultural factors, the development of executive function, autism spectrum disorder, outcomes in children born prematurely and cognition in children with brain tumors.

Dr. Kira Armstrong is a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist. She previously served as the secretary for the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society (MNS) and was a member at large for the Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). She previously directed a hospital based pediatric neuropsychology service in Chicago before moving to Boston to direct a pediatric neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship training program, and then transitioning to a full-time private practice. Dr. Armstrong is the co-author of the book, “Feedback that Sticks,” as well as many other publications (including chapters, journal articles, and another book), and frequently presents (or co-presents) at local and national conference workshops.

Dr. David Kleber’s practice integrates 43 years of experience in comprehensive psychological assessment / diagnosis, psychotherapy with all ages, individuals, couples, families, and a specialty in Developmental Disorders, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder. His experience with ASD includes differential diagnosis, and interventions with children, families, and couples where one person is on the Spectrum. He has worked in many private home settings to establish functional as well as practical behavioral strategies to support parents, caregivers and children to be productive, successful and interactive within their family life. He has also been actively involved in supporting schools, and other agencies who are providing services to persons suspected of being on the Autism Spectrum. He has been an active participant in ASD treatment over the years of this disorder’s evolution and expansion in terms of frequency and prevalence, and has continued to refine his own “best practices” in providing support to this population in all settings

Costs:

COAP uses Eventbrite, an online registration process that accepts credit and debit cards. COAP absorbs the fees associated with using the Eventbrite program. The lowest registration rates are associated with early registration, we encourage you to sign up early to make sure you have a spot. This workshop will be capped at 80 registrations.

Registered by 2/21/20

COAP Members*: $125

Non-Members: $135

Registered by 4/3/20

COAP Members*: $135

Non-Members: $145

Registered after 4/3/20

COAP Members*: $145

Non-Members: $155

Student Rate $65

*Membership in COAP is limited to Central Oregon active and retired psychologists, residents, and psychologist associates. You must be current with COAP dues to register at the membership rate. We welcome all allied mental health practitioners to our workshops (at non-member registration rates); receiving Continuing Education credits from various Licensing Boards has not been problematic, assuming the topic meets your Board’s criteria.

*COAP Membership is renewed each September, and is active September through August each year. If you wish to become a COAP member, and meet eligibility requirements, please pay the 2019-2020 dues of $25. You can join or renew your COAP membership online at: https://coap-dues.cheddarup.com, where you will be provided options to pay by credit card or check. Membership entitles you to lower rates for each of the upcoming COAP workshops, running September through September.

**Registration fee will not be refunded for cancellations as of one week prior to the scheduled event, or for no-shows. Prior to that, a $20 cancellation fee will be assessed.

Students, please bring a copy of student ID with registration, as this will be required at check-in.

Questions can be directed to info@coapworkshops.org

Registration Details: Drs. Duvall, Armstrong and Kleber, Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop;

April 17th 2020

Registration will be handled online by the Central Oregon Association of Psychologists through Eventbrite. Please visit the following website to sign up:

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