June 1, 2009
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
6 CEU/clock hours
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
CANCELLED: New date to come
We will learn the diagnostic criteria and general impression of Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as disorders with similar or related features, such as ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, OCD, and being highly gifted. Participants will practice on real cases, learning to differentially diagnose as well as recognize dual diagnoses. We will give special emphasis to Asperger’s Disorder, which presents some unusual yet common challenges in assessment and treatment. We will review brain structures and processes that are part of Autism Spectrum Disorders. There will be some activities to help depict these disorders and deepen your understanding of diagnosis.
· Gain a better technical and intuitive understanding of various neurodevelopmental conditions.
· Learn to more carefully distinguish among various conditions as part of becoming more skilled as diagnosticians.
· Learn more about how the brain differences in autism spectrum disorders may lead to the collection of symptoms seen in these disorders
Jim Foley has 20 years of experience working with children, adults, and families. Jim has helped clients with emotional, developmental, behavioral, cognitive, learning, and relationship problems; provided counseling/therapy in homes, at agencies, and in schools from kindergarten through college; and presents workshops on a variety of topics