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ASSESSING & TREATING AUTISM SPECTRUM & CLOSELY-RELATED DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

  • February 21, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Boise Spectrum

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Presented by

Lindsey Williams, PhD, CRC
Raleigh TEACCH® Autism Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Robert Rieske, PhD
Psychology Dept., Idaho State University

Patrick Moran, PhD
Pearson Clinical Assessment

Susan Stumph, PhD
Idaho Children’s Developmental Disabilities Program


February 21 & 22, 2020
6.0 hrs. – Fri. / 4.0 hrs. – Sat.

 Hilton Garden Inn–Boise Spectrum
7699 W. Spectrum Rd., Boise, ID
Sleeping room block reserved - see info below!


Sponsored by the

Idaho Psychological Association

With special thanks to Pearson Clinical Assessment & 
the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare!

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

Garden West Room

  8:30AM

Sign-in / Morning beverages provided

  9:00AM

Current Trends in the Identification & Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Problems Across the Lifespan (1 CE Hr) - Robert Rieske, PhD

Several advances have developed in the identification and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan; greater focus has been devoted to the identification and diagnosis of ASD in adults and women in particular.  This workshop will present issues related to the development of compensatory (or camouflaging) behaviors in adolescence and adulthood that complicates the identification of ASD and other current trends. 

10:00AM

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Assessment & Supports Across the Lifespan (5 CE Hrs) - Lindsey Williams, PhD, CRC

Topics included in this training will cover the lifespan, with a greater focus on adolescents and adults. We will cover common overlapping diagnoses including those that are not typically provided by psychologists (or covered by insurance) that parents may report. Other topics include factors that complicate differential diagnosis, tailoring common Evidence Based Practices such as DBT for use with clients on the spectrum, learning styles associated with ASD as related to flexible supports that can easily generalize, antecedent strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, and assessing and teaching skills in childhood to prepare for successful adulthood. 

11:00AM

15-minute break

11:15AM

ASD: Evidence-Based Assessment & Supports cont’d  

12:15PM

Lunch provided in hotel’s cafe

  1:00PM

ASD: Evidence-Based Assessment & Supports cont’d


  3:00PM

15-minute break 

  3:15PM

ASD: Evidence-Based Assessment & Supports cont’d


  4:15PM

Wrap-up & evaluations


SATURDAY


Garden East Room

  7:30AM

Sign-in / Breakfast provided

  8:00AM

Understanding Medicaid-Funded Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities and Other Behavioral or Developmental Needs (1 CE Hr)– Susan Stumph, PhD

This workshop will provide an overview of Medicaid funded services available for children diagnosed with a developmental disability or in need of interventions to address behavioral or developmental needs. We will cover eligibility criteria, the process to access services, and how providers can assist families to connect to the available services. 


  9:00AM

15-minute break

  9:15AM

Vineland-3 & Its Use in Diagnosing & Monitoring Developmental Delays & Disabilities (3 CE Hrs) – Patrick Moran, PhD

This workshop will cover the structure, purpose and basic administration of the Vineland-3 test.  Speaker will address how to apply the test using the Comprehensive Interview Format, and the Teacher Report Format for the purpose of evaluating developmental disabilities, including autism.  Also covered will be how to utilize the remote administration function of the Vineland-3 for several of the domains, how to score the test, and how to use ongoing testing for the purpose of progress monitoring.  Finally, presentation will include how to access resources in the Vineland-3 Manual to aid in interpretation of testing results and recommendations.

At the end of the workshop, qualified professionals will be able to c
ompetently administer and score the Vineland-3 test; utilize the test scores in determining appropriate diagnosis of developmental or mental health disabilities; and navigate the on-line digital scoring program, and remote administration features of the tests for uses in clinical practice.

10:45AM

15-minute break

11:00AM

Vineland-3 cont’d
 

12:30PM

Wrap-up & evaluations

The underlined sessions above are available for CE credit. Full attendance of all underlined activities will earn 10 CE hours. A total of 6 CE hours are available for full attendance on Friday.  A total of 4 CE hours are available for full attendance on Saturday.  Credit may also be earned on a session-by-session basis.           

Learning Objectives & Instructional Level

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Lindsey Williams, PhD, CRC

Dr. Williams is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She works as a clinician/researcher in the internationally-recognized TEACCH Autism Program. Over the past decade she has worked with individuals on autism spectrum across the lifespan and has published 30+ articles and book chapters related to autism and developmental disabilities. After obtaining a master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling at UNC-Chapel Hill, she received a PhD at Louisiana State University and completed an internship at Indiana University School of Medicine, followed by postdoctoral training at UNC-Chapel Hill’s TEACCH Autism Program.  Her current clinical interests are differential diagnosis across the lifespan, access to services in rural areas, successful transition to adulthood and employment, and working with adolescents and adults who have concurrent mental health difficulties. Current research interests include suicidality and sexuality within the ASD population. She serves as an ad-hoc peer reviewer for several journals. 


Robert Rieske, PhD

Dr. Rieske is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Idaho State University. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and completed his predoctoral residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus Ohio through the Child Development Center. His research and clinical focus includes the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and comorbid psychopathology such as anxiety, feeding problems, self-injurious behavior, and rumination disorder across the lifespan and the provision of services to marginalized populations. He is the founder of the ISU Collaboration for Autism Research, Education, and Support Lab which is an interdisciplinary collaboration to support the local autism community including individuals, families, and professionals.

Patrick J. Moran, Ph.D.

Dr. Moran is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon and Washington with over 30 years of experience working in clinical practice a treating addictions and co-occurring disorders, working in public education, and psychological and educational testing.  Dr. Moran has enjoyed a multi-dimensional career of work with both adult and youth populations providing community based substance abuse prevention and treatment,  implemented multiple federal, state, and county based best practice models for treatment of co-occurring disorders, and managed his own private practices.  Dr. Moran has 18 years of cross cultural experience working with Native-American’s as a provider, trainer, grant writer, and Behavioral Health Director for a large Urban Indian Clinic serving the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Moran has served on the Board of Directors for both the Oregon Psychological Association, and the Oregon School Psychology Association.  He has had held adjunct appointments at Concordia University, and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Moran was a contributing consultant to the California Department of Education Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation Task Force, the California Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Advisory Committee linking IEP goals to the Common Core standards, and the CA State Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Regulatory Work Group. He has also been involved in recent collaborations with state and professional organizations to articulate a model for SLD identification incorporating the assessment of processing strengths and weaknesses (PSW).  Dr. Moran regularly provides consultation and training to behavioral health assessment providers in the mental health and medical field, special education, and higher education and training settings.

Dr. Moran is the Western Regional Manager for Pearson Clinical Assessment.  Pearson is a leading test development and publishing company that provides a range of psychological and educational evaluation measures on both digital and non-digital platforms.



Susan Stumph, PhD

Dr. Stumph is the Program Manager for the Idaho Children’s Developmental Disabilities Program with the Department of Health and Welfare.  She has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for more than 25 years.  She has worked for the Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare since 2006 and was promoted to her current position in 2014.  She was born and raised in Idaho and has lived in many states during her adult life. Dr. Stumph received her master’s and doctoral degrees at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego.

Speaker Disclosures


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

This conference is intended for post-doctorate-level psychologists; however, other licensed health and mental health care providers are welcome to attend.  This workshop is sponsored by the Idaho Psychological Association. The Idaho Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Idaho Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Psychologists
A total of 10 continuing education credits will be available to psychologists for full attendance of this two-day event.   Full attendance on Friday will earn 6.0 CE credits; full attendance on Saturday will earn 4.0 CE credits. Credit may also be earned on a session-by-session basis.

Other health/mental health professionals
This conference provides a total of 10 contact hours for full attendance.  Attendance letters will be provided. Contact your board or professional association for your specific CE requirements.              
                       
Important:  CE credit(s) will be provided only to individuals who sign-in upon arrival, attend entire sessions and pickup their CE letter upon departure.  Those arriving after the scheduled start time or leaving before it is complete will not receive CE credit(s) for the activity.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Hilton Garden Inn - Boise Spectrum
208.376.1000 or
http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/IPA-Autism

IPA reserved a group of sleeping rooms, King or two Queen, for attendees coming to the workshop from out of town.  Those rooms will be available at $115 per night plus taxes and fees.  If you would like to book one, please contact the hotel by February 7.

IPA’S NEW CANCELLATION POLICY:  It is the policy of the Idaho Psychological Association to recognize that unanticipated events occur which may prevent an individual who has registered for an IPA-sponsored event from attending.  As is customary, IPA is required to "guarantee" attendance numbers to the meeting facility several days before the event and, from that point on, is obligated for costs related to that number regardless of cancellations afterwards.  To balance the needs of registrants with the needs of the association, the following policy shall apply to cancellation requests.  

Cancellations must be in writing Those received by the early cancellation deadline will receive a full refund.  Cancellations after the deadline will receive a credit toward another IPA event less a cancellation fee.  Cancellation fees are event-specific due to variations in events and their related costs.  The credit certificate will be issued in the registrant’s name and emailed.  It may be used toward the registration fee for one future IPA event and is valid for 12 months. No refunds or credits will be issued to registrants who, with no prior notice, fail to attend an event.

For this event, cancellations received by Feb 7, 2020 will receive a full refund.  Cancellations after Feb 7, 2020 will receive credit toward another IPA event less a $50 cancellation fee.

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