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Self-Study

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


Credit Available - See Credits - CEUs tab below.

Category:
Attachment |  Autism Spectrum Disorder |  Couples and Family Therapy
Trainer:
Kathleen Nash
Duration:
5 Hours 03 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video


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 - CEUs


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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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Counselors

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 the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Counselors

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.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of instruction.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. 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 Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study 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. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Licensed Educational Psychologists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

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.


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.


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of instruction.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. 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 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. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study 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. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 self-study contact hours or .55 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 5.5​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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.

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South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study 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. Provider #4540.


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.


Psychologists

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 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 Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.


Indiana Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. This self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Psychological Association and/or Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 5.5 contact hours.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 5.5 Standard hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 5.5 continuing education hours.


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.


Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 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.


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 this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 5.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

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. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division 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.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of instruction.


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

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.



Handouts

Trainer

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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