This workshop reviews current diagnosis and presentation of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and highlights psychosocial, somatic and pharmacological approaches shown to optimize management and promote success. Differences between childhood and adult presentations, the unique needs of each, and treatment approaches based on best-practice, are compassionately discussed. Attendees are encouraged to bring clinical examples of difficult-to-treat cases, focusing on diagnosis, family issues, and symptom management.
Snow date: March 21, 2018
The Masters Series in Mental Health is a 5 part series taught by Kim Masters, MD, a Harvard trained, innovative Psychiatrist with more than 40 years of experience in providing compassionate, individualized care to children, adolescents and adults. Clinical mental health providers will find his 3-hour seminars to be insightful and empowering. Practical, evidence-based skills are offered, to enhance and enliven any mental health practice, with a breath of fresh air. Dr. Masters gracefully presents a variety of mental health topics, designed to improve understanding, initiate dialogue among practitioners, promote compassionate care, enhance expertise, and optimize well-being. A true master in the art and science of psychiatry, Dr. Masters has been providing "whole person care" for more than four decades.
The links below explore more topics offered in this series. Join us for any combination of the 5 seminars.*
01/17/18 Masters Series – Childhood Disorders: Path to Violence
02/14/18 Masters Series – Conversion Disorder and other Somatoform Disorders: Historical Context, Diagnostic Features, and Current Treatment
04/18/18 Masters Series – How to Complete a Psychiatric Mental Status Exam: Clues to Psychopathology
*Receive discounted registration fees when registering and paying for all 5 sessions at the same time
Your target audience will consist of mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject.
- Identify diagnostic criteria and key features present in Autism Spectrum Disorders
- List successful approaches, including psychosocial, somatic and pharmacological interventions, which promote successful symptom management and optimize function
- Describe at least three differences between childhood and adult presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Full Series/ Single Session
The Masters Series in Mental Health - ENTIRE SERIES (I would like to register/pay for all 5 classes in this series!)
3/14 1:00 PM–4:15 PM
The Masters Series in Mental Health - Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment throughout the Life Span
3/14 1:00 PM–4:15 PM
3.000 Contact Hours
3.000 NBCC Hours
3.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
15.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
15.000 Contact Hours
15.000 NBCC Hours