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Autism & the Family: Proven Strategies to Treat Parents and Siblings of Children with ASD


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Average Rating:
   4.2
Category:
Attachment |  Autism Spectrum Disorder |  Couples and Family Therapy
Faculty:
Kathleen Nash
Duration:
5 Hours 03 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Never expires.


Description

  • Techniques to re-author the family story increasing parental attachment, patience and understanding
  • Methods to assess and treat parental denial, guilt, depression, shame and grief/loss
  • Communication assessment tool to improve marital and family conflict
  • Sibling coping strategies to decrease frustration, anger and resentment
  • In-home social-communication and sensory interventions to develop family cohesion

Are you able to fulfill the unique therapeutic needs of parents and siblings of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Their emotional journey may begin with feelings of denial and injustice, but quickly turns to feeling overwhelmed and fear that their family is falling apart.

Join autism expert, Kathleen Nash, MFT, LMFT, and learn creative and practical family therapy techniques and strategies to help:

  • Parents identify and resolve feelings of denial, guilt, depression, shame and grief
  • Increase parental attachment, patience and understanding
  • Sibling/s overcome anger, shame, resentment and guilt
  • Improve marital conflict and family functioning
  • Parents find financial resources and support

Kathleen will give you ready-to-use intervention handouts and forms to assess presenting issues and create effective treatment goals to improve parental balance and communication, positive sibling interactions and inspire extended family support. Role plays based on actual clients and ‘self of the therapist’ activities are employed in this experiential seminar.

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 5.5 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 5.5 continuing education credits.


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

This program has been approved for 5.5 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 (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 5.5 (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 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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 6.5 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 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 5.5 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 5.0 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 5.5 continuing education credits.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 6.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Kathleen Nash Related seminars and products: 1

MFT, LMFT


Kathleen Nash, MFT, LMFT, is an autism expert with over 10 years of clinical experience providing intensive in-home family therapy to parents and siblings of children with ASD. In her private practice, she continues to provide therapy to children with ASD and their families, as well as therapy to promote the mental health, social and emotional well-being of adolescents and their families, survivors of trauma and individuals with medical issues and their families. Kathleen is an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor in Drexel University’s Couple and Family Therapy Department. As a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pennsylvania, she has family case studies and many real life illustrations to share. Kathleen has led regional and national seminars on a variety of topics, including autism spectrum disorders, parenting teens and college students, balancing work/school and family, and team building. She is a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT and an AAMFT approved supervisor. Kathleen received her Master of Family Therapy degree from Drexel University and a Master of Science degree in Education from Bloomsburg University.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Kathleen Nash maintains a private practice. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at Drexel University. Ms. Nash receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Kathleen Nash has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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Target Audience

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

Objectives

  1. Employ the DSM-5® criteria to illustrate real life child and family members’ experiences that influence family cohesion, coping and emotional narratives.
  2. Recognize family members’ emotions, e.g., shame, guilt and resentment, and determine which interventions to use to improve family coping and cohesion.
  3. Design treatment plans using interventions to strengthen positive relationships between parents, siblings, extended family and school personnel.
  4. Identify sensory integration issues and employ individualized strategies that impact family inclusion, self-regulated behavior and emotional attachment.
  5. Recognize how “self of the therapist” ability and disability narratives impact therapeutic relationships.
  6. Demonstrate application of new interventions using an interactive case study and audio/visual demonstration.

Outline

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Linking DSM-5® diagnostic criteria to real life issues
  • Behavioral issues and sensory integration
  • The Gift of ASD

Marital Conflict Interventions

  • Communication assessment tool to measure skills and needs
  • Self-care techniques to manage stress and ` build resilience
  • Calming strategies for distress, conflict and depression
  • Identify stages of grief and loss through
  • Contextual Family Therapy
  • Financial resources and supports

Parental Attachment Interventions

  • Tools to measure parent/child attachment
  • Narrative Therapy to re-author the family story
  • Motivational Interviewing to explore emotions
  • Promote attachment and increase family functioning
  • Decrease conflict, resentment and exasperation

Sibling Attachment Interventions

  • First person stories to identify jealousy, confusion and resentment
  • Scripts, letters and art activities to increase sibling attachment
  • Age-appropriate strategies to address confusion and social isolation

Family Cohesion Interventions

  • Communication - Increase expressive/ receptive and verbal/nonverbal skills
  • Social Pragmatics – Develop social language skills, expressing emotions and social skills
  • Sensory - Sensory Integration behavior checklist
  • FAQ form to address denial, insensitivity and abandonment
  • “Ask Cards” to request specific help from extended family members

Navigating IDEA, IEPs and Teachers

  • Special needs acts and laws
  • Effective IEP goals and accommodations
  • Guidelines of parental rights and advocacy
  • Strategies to help parents advocate for their child
  • Handout of area special needs attorneys and advocates

‘Self of the Therapist’ Experiential Activities

  • Personal beliefs about ability and disability
  • Disability awareness group activity

Interactive Case Study Based On Real Life Families

  • Video demonstration of ASD family therapy interventions
  • Ready-to-use treatment planning form

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Total Reviews: 37

Comments

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"The presenter covered a lot of key ground without getting too long winded or excessive with facts/slides. Very nice delivery."

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