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Digital Seminar

Autism: CBT and DBT Interventions to Improve Cognition and Challenging Behaviors


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   3.7
Category:
DBT/Dialectical Behavior Therapy |  Self-Regulation |  Autism Spectrum Disorder |  CBT/Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
Faculty:
Abbe Colodny
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
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Description

  • CBT strategies to teach the differences and interactions of emotions, thoughts and behaviors
  • DBT strategies to teach mindfulness, self-regulation, interpersonal skills, being non-judgmental
  • Assessment tool pitfalls with measuring anxiety, depression and suicidal intent

Throughout this intensive workshop you’ll learn how to effectively modify Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) evidence-based strategies to support the mental health needs and social and emotional growth of your clients (10-30 years old) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Using visuals, you’ll learn to assess their understanding of feelings, to teach them to identify their internal thoughts, and to recognize and reframe their distorted thoughts. You’ll be shown how lack of “theory of mind” impacts treatment. You’ll learn to modify the assessment tools for measuring assessing anxiety, depression, obsession and suicidal intent for a person with ASD.

This workshop will help you design inventive ways to:

  • Use autism interventions such as power cards, visual schedules, social stories and videos
  • Explain basic abstract concepts such as mindfulness, nonjudgmental, distorted thoughts, empathy and reinforce intervention’s effectiveness
  • Incorporate family into treatment to help reinforce these modalities and ensure generalization of these techniques into a variety of settings

Illustrations of this will be synthesizes through case studies and group projects. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with visual and concrete strategies that you can begin implementing in your own practice.

OUTLINE

Mental Health Impact on the ASD Brain

  • Current research on brain development
  • Sensory Integration Disorder and its impact on depression, anxiety, OCD, ODD, PTSD and self-injurious behavior
  • “Theory of Mind” and its impact on treatment

Assessment for Mental Health Diagnosis in ASD

  • Tools to measure depression, anxiety, OCD, ODD, PTSD and self-injurious behavior
  • Assessment tool pitfalls with measuring anxiety, depression and suicidal intent and how to effectively modify for ASD
  • Visual tools to measure levels of symptom intensity

Developing the CBT and DBT Treatment Plan

  • Selecting appropriate CBT and/or DBT strategies
  • ASD best practices and evidence-based strategies to strengthen treatment
  • Generalize treatment strategies at home, school and community

CBT Strategies to Teach Emotions, Behaviors and Thoughts

  • Interactive games, art projects and video clips to determine emotions, behaviors and thoughts
  • Visual exercises to define distorted and automatic thoughts
  • Social stories, power-cards and video-clips to challenge and reframe distorted thoughts
  • Use high interest areas to reinforce CBT

DBT Strategies to Teach Mindfulness, Self-Regulation and Interpersonal Skills

  • Teach abstract concepts (judgments, wise mind, radical acceptance) through magazine advertisements, television clips and role playing
  • The pitfalls and successes of teaching WISE MIND, mindfulness and the meaning of dialectics
  • Mindful “what” and “how” skills to teach internal experiences and urges
  • Assess for “self-concept” though art projects, sand-trays and images

Distress Tolerance Skills

  • Wise Mind ACCEPT skills and unique ways to reinforce “push away”
  • Strengthen TIPPS skills
  • Breathing using video modeling, high interests and power cards
  • Illustrate RADICAL ACCEPTANCE
  • Self-soothing crisis kit for home, school and community

Effective Emotional Regulation Skills

  • Methods to teach emotional regulation
  • Reinforce PLEASE skills through family plan
  • Intensify ABC skills by creating social stories and power cards
  • Inventive ways to remind clients and their families to use their mindfulness and regulation skills

Interpersonal Skills

  • Write social stories and prepare visual “personal care cards”
  • Teach DEAR MAN by using role-play, video modeling and social stories
  • Strengthen “Theory of Mind” and empathy skills through games, assignments and videos
  • Create “empathy journal” as a spin on diary cards

OBJECTIVES

  • Differentiate autism, sensory integration issues and co-morbid mental health issue.
  • Modify the assessment tools used for anxiety, depression, obsession and suicidal intent to be used with individuals with autism.
  • Prepare effect visual modifications for CBT.
  • Compare and contrast emotional regulation interventions for concrete thinkers.
  • Evaluate your client’s social/emotional understanding and learn how poor understanding relates to poor intervention effectiveness.
  • Modify abstract DBT skills into practical, concrete, visual interventions.
  • Design scripts and visuals to help support new interpersonal skills.
  • Utilize your client’s high interests to reinforce CBT inventions.

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Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Educators

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Educators

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.

 

While completing the post-test/evaluation be sure to answer the question “Are you an Illinois Educator” Yes. PESI will then be prompted to send you the “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. You will need to complete the ISBE evaluation form, and return it plus the ISBE $20 enrollment fee (made payable to PESI, Inc.), and your name within two weeks from receiving your CE certificate. You will then be emailed the “ISBE Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Abbe Colodny Related seminars and products: 1

MS, LPC


Abbe Colodny, MS, LPC, has over 12 years of experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. In her private practice, she specializes in working with children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, depression, anxiety, PDD-NOS, attention issues, childhood behavioral problems and relationship and attachment issues. In Abbe’s clinical work, she utilizes a person-centered approach, relying on cognitive-behavioral, expressive art techniques, basic dialectic behavioral approaches and psychoanalytical theories. She collaborates with her client’s schools, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other providers to ensure continuity of care.

While working on her master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she taught in Weston Elementary School, in an autism classroom. She worked at the University of North Carolina’s Division TEACCH program in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she assisted in assessments, consulted with local schools and worked directly with families and individuals with ASD. From there, Ms. Colodny worked with North Carolina’s Infant and Toddler Program’s early intervention, teaching developmental skills to children with developmental delays, counseled families through initial diagnosis of autism and other genetic diagnosis. Ms. Colodny launched an intensive in-home team specializing in developmental delays, autism, and severe mental health issues. Ms. Colodny worked closely with the Wake County public schools and the pre-school services to coordinate services for young children with complex presentations. She has taught workshops on autism, structured teaching, and best practices for clinicians working with individuals with ASD and mental health issues.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Abbe Colodny has an employment relationship with Therapeutic Partners, LLPC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Abbe Colodny is a member of the American Psychological Association; and Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina.


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Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

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