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"Providing Effective Therapy to Clients with Autism" with Haleigh Scott, PhD; 3 CEs

  • 03/05/2021
  • 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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"Providing Effective Therapy to Clients with Autism"

Presented by: 

Haleigh Scott, PhD

Friday, March 5, 2021

10:30 am - 1:45 pm
Zoom Webinar
3 CEs

Course Description         

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis that has gained increased attention over the past few decades, largely due to the rapid increase in cases. According the latest CDC numbers, 1 in 54 children has an ASD diagnosis. This is a lot of children and adults that need services! While many people think that people with ASD only need disability specific care, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), nothing could be further from the truth. Children and adults with ASD have high rates of co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Unfortunately, people with ASD face barriers in accessing the mental health care that they need for these conditions. While there are many complex reasons that people with ASD struggle to obtain needed care, one component of this problem is that mental health care providers often feel they are not qualified to treat these clients. In this presentation participants will learn about ASD, debunk common myths about people with ASD and therapy, and begin to build the confidence and competence to provide essential mental health care to this population.

Learning Objectives

1. Evaluate current practices and beliefs surrounding providing treatment to people with autism.

2. Understand the important role of community mental health providers in supporting people with autism.

3. Create a plan for building institutional or personal capacity to provide mental health treatment for people with autism.


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      About Haleigh Scott, PhD

      Haleigh Scott, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in assessment and treatment of people with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health disorders. Haleigh is currently Assistant Professor at California Northstate University and owner of a small private practice. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a Ph.D. in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Psychology and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the UC Davis MIND Institute.

      Dr. Scott started Ascend Diagnostic and Support Services to provide services for disabled children and their families throughout their lives. 

      Zoom Webinar - please make sure you register to the webinar with the link provided in your confirmation email.


      Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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      • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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      ¿Buscas ayuda? Encuentre terapeutas que ofrezcan sesiones gratuitas de crisis y desastres naturales aquí. Visite Visite la NAMI Warmline. Toma una clase de yoga informada sobre el trauma. ¡Nos recuperaremos juntos!

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