Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities
Presented by: Professor Peter Sturmey
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm eastern Recording Information: ABACAccess5
Individuals with intellectual disabilities, like others, experience anxiety and depression. They may be at greater risk for depression than others due to poverty, poor social skills, and limited social support networks. Until recently anxiety and depression in this population were largely ignored. This workshop will review the diagnosis and definition (including the behavioral equivalents hypothesis), behavioral conceptualization and case formulation, treatment and outcome literature these disorders. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of clinical issues related to managing individual cases.
Participants will describe:
1. Signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression
2. The behavioral equivalents hypothesis
3. Behavior analytic accounts of anxiety and depression
4. Evidence-Based Practices of depression and anxiety; and
5. Application of exposure plus reinforcement for anxiety disorders and behavioral
activation for depression.
6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm: Pretest
6:10 pm: Presentation begins
7:30 pm: 10 minute break
7:40 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
7,45 am: Presentation resumes
8:35 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
9:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
- Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II credit hours
- Certified Counselors: Approved for 3 continuing education hours for counselors in 2017. Content area: Assessment
- Social Workers: Approved for 3 Clinical continuing education clock hours for social workers. Level: Intermediate-Advanced. Live event only.
- Psychologists: Approved for 3 continuing education hours. Live event only.
Content Area: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship
Presenter disclosure statement:
Peter Sturmey is co-author or editor of books mentioned during the presentation. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker and consultation fees for this and other related presentations.
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
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