Treatment of Depression in Individuals with ASD/DD/ID – 9/26/19

Treatment of Depression in Individuals with ASD/DD/ID

Professor Peter Sturmey

Live Event Information:

  • Date: Thursday, 9/26/19
  • Time: 10:00am-1:00pm eastern (New York)

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Description

Abstract:

Individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism, like others, experience depression and may indeed face greater risk than others due to poverty, poor social skills, limited social support networks and stigma. Until recently, depression in this population was largely ignored. Therefore this workshop will review (a) the diagnosis and definition of depression and related mood disorders (including the behavioral equivalents hypothesis); (b) behavioral conceptualization and case formulation of depression; and (c) treatment and outcome literature. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of clinical issues related to managing individual cases.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this webinar participants will identify:

1. Signs and symptoms of depression

2. The behavioral equivalents hypothesis

3. Behavior analytic accounts of depression

4. Evidence-Based Practices of depression in individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism

5. Application of behavioral activation for depression.

Continuing Education:

  • Behavior Analysts: 3 type II CEs Live or Recording
  • Psychologists: 3 CEs Live or Recording
  • Social Workers and Certified Counselors: NA
  • Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.

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10:00 am: Introduction

10:05 am: Presentation begins

11:30 am: 10 minute break

11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat

11:50 am: Presentation resumes

12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat

1:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form

Professor Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York, where he is a member of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral and Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis programs. He specializes in autism and other developmental disabilities, especially in the areas of applied behavior analysis, dual diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and staff and parent training. He is the original resident speaker at ABAC and Chief Scientific Officer at Long Island ABA. He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the University of the South West (Plymouth) and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, first at Abilene then San Antonio State Schools during a federal class action lawsuit. There he supervised behavioral services and master’s level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders in adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, and implemented large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs. Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 210 peer reviewed papers, over 60 book chapters. He provides webinars on ABA to qualified professionals and others on a regular basis. He has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy. He has an active lab of graduate and undergraduate students working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers using modeling and feedback to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities. He provides training and consultations widely.

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.

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