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Emotion Regulation Interventions for Youth/Teens with ASD

Presenter: Jonathan Weiss, PhD

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30 2016 1:00pm - 4:15pm

Room: John Bassett Theatre

Description:

Individuals with ASD often struggle with managing anxiety, anger, or depression, and increasingly, cognitive behaviour (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy (MBT) is being used to help address these difficulties.  This workshop will review the evidence base that supports the use of CBT and MBT for individuals with ASD, and presents a novel 10-session manualized intervention that focuses on improving emotion regulation skills in 8- to 12-year-olds with ASD and at least average intellectual functioning.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about transdiagnostic case conceptualization of emotion regulation
  2. Learn about the principles of CBT and MBT that can address emotion regulation impairments, including how to incorporate these activities into clinical practice.
  3. Develop ideas in how to adapt traditional CBT and MBT activities to best suit the needs of clients with ASD.

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