Obsessive compulsive disorder in Autism and related disabilities 6/4/17 –1:00pm

We are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Travis Thompson and his very popular webinar

Obsessive compulsive disorder in autism and related disabilities

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm eastern ABACAccess5

Continuing Education:

Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEUs

Psychologists: 3 continuing education hours

Nurses: 3 continuing education hours

Social Workers: 3 clinical continuing education hours

Certified Counselors: 3 continuing education hours Area: Counseling theory/Practice

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Obsessive compulsive disorder in autism and related disabilities

Presented by:

Travis Thompson, PhD, LP

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017  Time: 1:00-4:00 pm eastern ABACAccess5

Abstract/Summary:

Intolerance for changes in routines and insistence on following compulsive rituals are an inherent part of autism. In some cases, these compulsive behavior patterns are intense and aggravated by lack of communication skills and other challenges, including features of the living and school or work environment. These problems often lead to emotional and behavioral outbursts that have restrictive consequences for the affected child or youth with autism, and create serious dilemma’s for parents, teachers and other care providers.

This webinar will discuss different types of repetitive behavior in autism, differences in obsessive and compulsive behavior in autism and typically developing children, and the relation of compulsive rituals to anxiety. In addition, the workshop will explore the biological and social bases for compulsive behavior in autism and strategies for preventing severe behavioral outbursts including meltdowns, aggression, property destruction and self-injury.

Among behavioral treatment strategies discussed will be exposure and response prevention, desensitization, cognitive behavioral techniques, habit reversal training and several very practical management strategies. Long-term solutions usually require an intervention plan based upon a careful functional behavioral assessment. Specific case examples will be discussed. In some cases, medications can enhance the effectiveness of behavioral interventions in severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in autism

Learning Objectives:

After attending this event:

1.The participant will be able to describe the central features of autism.

2. Attendees will be able to describe Exposure and Response Prevention as an intervention for severe anxiety in autism.

3. The participant will be able to describe a serious risk of untreated repetitive compulsive behavior.

4. Attendees will be able to identify the most effective social treatment for many people with self injurious behavior.

Schedule:

1:00 pm: Introduction
1:05 pm: Pretest
1:10 pm: Presentation begins
2;30 am: 10 minute break
2:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
2:50 am: Presentation resumes
3:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
4;00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes

Continuing Education:

Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEUs

Psychologists: 3 continuing education hours

Nurses: 3 continuing education hours

Social Workers: 3 clinical continuing education hours

Certified Counselors: 3 continuing education hours Area: Counseling theory/Practice

Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.

For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

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Presenter Bio:

Dr. Travis Thompson is a licensed psychologist in Minnesota and professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota where he teaches summer courses on autism. He completed doctoral training in behavior analysis and neuroscience at the university of Minnesota with one of B.F.Skinner’s first students. He did post doctoral work with pioneer Joseph V. Brady in behavioral pharmacology and later on aggression at Cambridge University in the UK. He has conducted research, taught and done clinical work at the University of Minnesota, Vanderbilt University and The University of Kansas a Medical Center. He was Director of the John F. Kennedy Center on Human Development at Vanderbilt.  He has written or edited 34 books and 240 articles and chapters, four of his books on autism for practitioners and parents. For six years he directed a community based early behavioral autism intervention program in Minnesota. He is highly regarded for his ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-specialists,and his high esteem among parents of children with autism. His wife is a retired special education teacher and they have a grandson with autism. Dr. Thompson is also a watercolor artist and writes on the link between art and science

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

Dr. Thompson is author, co-author and/or editor of books mentioned during the presentation. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.

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