Autism Spectrum Assessment (3 CE’s)

Presented by Aimee Dershowitz, Psy.D.

 December 5th,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This presentation on autism and autism assessment will focus on tools/instruments commonly used to assess for Autism Spectrum Disorder. It will provide video demonstrations of many characteristics and behaviors from typically developing individuals in comparison with those same behaviors by someone on the spectrum. Several of the videos are pulled directly from the CDC as they pertain to Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment. This program focuses on the assessment of children, adolescents, and adults to rule out or confirm Autism Spectrum Disorder. It utilizes industry standards for instruments as well as focuses on key characteristics identified by APA and the CDC that are common in clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, training on how to administer specific instruments used to assess for ASD will not be provided.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc). There are no known risks to this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Attendees will be able to list common assessment instruments used to assess for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Attendees will be able to distinguish between a child with ASD and a typically developing child in videos.
  • Attendees will be able to identify appropriate recommendations to include in a report if a diagnosis of ASD is given.

Presenter Information

Dr. Dershowitz is the Great Lakes Region Director of Diversity Enhancement. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2010 and 2013, respectively, with concentrations in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Health Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Family Psychological Center in Harrison Arkansas, a member of the National Psychology Training Consortium. Dr. Dershowitz completed her postdoctoral residency with Midwest Assessment and Psychological Services in partnership with Four County Counseling Center. She is currently working as a licensed psychologist with Four County Counseling Center. Dr. Dershowitz specializes in working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presenting problems, including autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and others. Additionally, she provides individual therapy and couples counseling with adults whose presenting problems include anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, severe mental illness, and developmental disabilities. Lastly, she provides psychological testing services to children and adults assessing cognitive ability, parenting fitness, personality structure, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders, among many other referral questions. She practices utilizing an eclectic theoretical orientation, primarily consisting of interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic/person-centered therapy, and behavioral therapy.

Location and Costs

$55.00 - Regular registration fee
$41.25 - Consortium Affiliate
No Charge - NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered in the Gym at Four County Counseling Center, 1015 Michigan Avenue, Logansport, Indiana 46947.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.