Workshops & Events

Workshop: “Seeing Autistic People: Practical CBT Interventions from a Neurodiversity Perspective” by Janie Hong, Ph.D. (3CEs)




10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Individuals on the autism spectrum suffer the lifelong challenge of living in a world of social norms, sensory stimuli, and expected behaviors that make little sense and are often uncomfortable. In this workshop, Dr. Hong will describe the mental health consequences of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental differences from a neurodiversity framework. Using this frame, ASD traits and behaviors are seen as normal human variations, much in the same way other diversity factors are considered (e.g., ethnicity, sexual orientation) clinically. Case conceptualization and treatment planning focus on understanding how to work with patient differences rather than seeing these differences as symptoms to be eliminated.

By walking through hallmark ASD features and differences, Dr. Hong will review how existing models of wellness and the interventions used to achieve wellness can be poor fits for neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Hong will illustrate with real-world case examples ways to adapt CBT interventions and how clinicians can shift their own expectations about the process of change. The workshop will focus on practical clinical applications, rather than a theoretical review, and introduce concrete strategies to address the unique differences of ASD individuals and ways to maintain an evidence-based approach to care. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own clinical examples and engage in session discussions.

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Members Get Discounts On All Events.

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Members Get Discounts On All Events.

Plus directory access and many other benefits.