"Providing Effective Therapy to Clients with Autism"
Haleigh Scott, PhD
Friday, March 5, 2021
10:30 am - 1:45 pm
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.
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