September 9, 2021
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Groups for Youth and Adults with ASD? YES! Part 1 of 2 (This Presentation is for Kaiser Permanente Employees Only) 9-9-21 & 9-23-21

This is a two part series workshop examining the empirical and operational usefulness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups for youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Workshop presenters have extensive experience working with patients with ASD and providing DBT groups within Kaiser. Workshop participants will learn why DBT is a good treatment choice for patients with ASD as well how to integrate patients with ASD into on-going DBT groups. The workshop will include review of relevant research, practical suggestions for treating patients with ASD, small group discussion and plenty of time for questions.  Workshop part one: September 9, 2021; Workshop part two: September 23, 2021.

You must attend both workshops in order to receive continuing education credits.

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Seminar Agenda

(This Presentation is for Kaiser Permanente Employees Only)

First Session; September 9, 2021 10:30am-12:00pm

Second Session; September 23, 2021  10:30am-12:00pm

You must attend both workshops in order to receive continuing education credits.

Course Objectives

.At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the core features of autism based on DSM-5 criteria.
  2. Describe who is most likely to benefit from applied behavioral analysis (ABA).
  3. List possible reasons for the complex heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder and how this impacts treatment decisions over the lifespan.
  4. Describe at least 2 concerns autistic adults in the neurodiversity movement express about the treatment of ASD
  5. Describe the research basis for CBT in treatment for individuals with high functioning autism.
  6. Describe the rational for DBT as an effective treatment modality for individuals with high functioning autism.
  7. List two clinical strategies for helping a patient with ASD prepare to join a DBT group.
  8. List at least one way a DBT group can be modified to meet the needs of patients with ASD.
  9. Describe the importance of the DBT consult group and how to use the consult group to support patients with ASD.

Continuing Education Information

The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California. The California Psychological Association is authorized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to approve continuing education providers. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 4 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals

You must attend both workshops in order to receive continuing education credits.

Presented in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente Northern California TPMG Regional Mental Health Administration.

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