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Annual Autism Workshop: Assessing and Treating Anxiety and Related Problem Behaviors and in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Event Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Iacocca Hall Wood Dining Hall
Dr. Lauren Moskowitz, Ph.D presents "Assessing and Treating Anxiety and Related Problem Behaviors and in Autism Spectrum Disorder." Although there are numerous studies demonstrating the successful assessment and treatment of anxiety in neurotypical children, comparatively less is known about how to assess and treat anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), particularly those individuals with co-occurring intellectual disability. This presentation will discuss how anxiety presents within ASD, the functional assessment of anxiety in children with ASD, and how to treat anxiety in children with ASD. Interventions discussed will incorporate strategies from Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Case examples of children both with and without intellectual disability will be presented. More information to come!

Overview

Although there are numerous studies demonstrating the successful assessment and treatment of anxiety in neurotypical children, comparatively less is known about how to assess and treat anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), particularly those individuals with co-occurring intellectual disability. This presentation will discuss how anxiety presents within ASD, the functional assessment of anxiety in children with ASD, and how to treat anxiety in children with ASD. Interventions discussed will incorporate strategies from Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Case examples of children both with and without intellectual disability will be presented.

Registration - CLOSED

Registration Fee:

Standard registration fee: $85.00
Lehigh University student registration fee: $40.00
Parent registration fee: $40.00

Cancellation & Refund Notice: If you cancel your registration after Friday, May 10, 2019 you will forfeit your registration fee. 

Program

7:30-8:00 am:  Registration and breakfast
8:00-8:10 am: Welcome & Introductions
8:10-9:45 am: Dr. Moskowitz Presentation 
9:45 - 10:15 am: Break
10:15 am - 12:00 pm: Dr. Moskowitz Presentation

About the Speaker:

Dr. Moskowitz is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University and a core member of the School Psychology (Psy.D. and M.S.) programs. She earned her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University. Dr. Moskowitz completed her internship at NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital and her postdoctoral fellowship at NYU Child Study Center. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (JPBI) and is Co-Chair of the Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities (ASDD) SIG for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Her research focuses on behavioral assessment and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD) in naturalistic contexts (Positive Behavior Support); intervention for parents of children with ASD and DD to address challenging behaviors; and cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat anxiety in children and adolescents with ASD and other DDs.

Continuing Education Credits:

BCBA credits: Approval pending. We will offer 5 BCBA credits. There will be a sign-in and sign-out sheet located at the registration table. Please be sure to provide your BCBA certificate number. You will need to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the workshop.

ACT 48 credits: We are offering 5 ACT 48 credits. You will need to sign-in and sign-out at the registration table. For ACT 48 credits you will need to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the workshop and then once you have implemented what you've learned at the workshop you will also fill out another form. Instructions will be provided at the registration table. 

We will go over these items at the start of the workshop as well.

Directions/Maps/Parking

Directions: Visit Lehigh's Maps and Directions page to the Mountaintop Campus.
Iacocca Hall: The address of Iacocca Hall is 111 Research Drive and we will be in the Wood Dining Hall, second floor of the A wing (once inside main entrance, follow directional signs).
Parking Instructions: Parking for this event is free. Please follow the signs to the Visitor lot. We ask that faculty and staff use designated faculty and staff lots.

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Contact!

More information to come! Questions please contact Trish Dilg - pjd218@lehigh.edu.