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Autism in Therapy: How to Identify, Treat, and Connect with Patients Who Have Trouble Connecting
May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Catherine B. Hasler, Ph.D., will present on high-functioning autism in children, adolescents, and adults and how it may manifest in outpatient settings. In this program, she will discuss how to identify patterns of communication and behavior that are indicative of high-functioning autism, treatment approaches, and community resources.
Dr. Hasler is a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in an outpatient setting. She specializes in differential diagnosis through psychological assessment and is the owner of Counseling and Assessment for Behavioral Health, Inc. Dr. Hasler obtained her M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in clinical psychology in the child and family track. She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, with particular focus on ADHD differential diagnosis and pediatric neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Hasler is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Missouri Psychological Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (national and Missouri chapter).
By the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Identify communication patterns typical in individuals with high-functioning autism.
2. Explain “theory of mind” and how it relates to ASD symptomology and treatment.
3. Identify barriers to effectiveness in applying traditional couples therapy approaches to clients with ASD.
4. Identify bibliotherapy and community resources for individuals on the autistic spectrum.
CE 2.0 Hours (for Missouri psychologists only)
LOCATION AND TIME:
Syberg’s Dorsett (314-785-0481)
2430 Old Dorsett Road
St. Louis, MO 63043
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration and Cash Bar
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Program
$40 for paid SLPA members (dinner and CE included).
$40 for non-psychologist guests (dinner only; no CE certificate issued).
$25 for paid SLPA student members.
$60 for non-member psychologists (dinner and CE included).