Janie Hong, Ph.D. – Seeing Autistic People: Practical CBT Interventions from a Neurodiversity Perspective

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 Seeing Autistic People: Practical CBT Interventions from a Neurodiversity Perspective

Janie Hong, Ph.D.

Saturday, January 22, 2022
10:00am to 1:00pm (3 CEs)

Online Webinar

Hosted by the Northern California CBT Network

*Although offered online, this webinar qualifies for “Live” CE credits because there will be interaction with the speaker.

Description

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.

 

Webinar: Zoom link will be sent to registrants the morning before the event. (NOTE: Please stay on Zoom after the event concludes to fill out an evaluation to receive CE credit.)

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Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be able to define the concept of neurodiversity and at least two (2) ways the neurodiversity framework differs from existing treatment models of autism spectrum disorder.
  2. Attendees will be able to identify at least two (2) reasons individuals on the autism spectrum may respond poorly to existing cognitive behavioral therapy interventions. 
  3. Attendees will be able to describe at least three (3) ways to adapt cognitive behavioral therapy interventions to improve treatment engagement and outcomes in individuals on the autism spectrum.


References

Fung, L. K. (Ed.). (2021). Neurodiversity: From Phenomenology to Neurobiology and Enhancing Technologies. American Psychiatric Pub

Kapp, S. K., Gillespie-Lynch, K., Sherman, L. E., & Hutman, T. (2013). Deficit, difference, or both? Autism and neurodiversity. Developmental psychology49(1), 59–71. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028353

Silberman, S. (2015).  Neurotribes: The legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently. London : Allen & Unwin

Presenter

Dr. Janie Hong (she/her) is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Associate Training Director of the Adult Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a founding partner at the Redwood Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research, where she maintains a small private practice. At Stanford, she provides evidence-based, time-limited care for adults on the autism spectrum and other minoritized populations. She also supervises postdoctoral fellows and psychiatry residents and helps direct the postdoctoral fellowship program. 

Dr. Hong’s research and clinical work has focused on expanding our templates of mental health to include diverse populations. At the start of her career, she focused on the ways a person’s ethnic and/or cultural background shapes beliefs and behaviors. She aimed to incorporate a person’s cultural beliefs into treatment (without inflating stereotypes) and prevent feelings of shame for not meeting Western mental health models. Over time in her practice, she has found her work with culturally diverse individuals also applies to neurodiverse individuals and those with other diverse identities. She is deeply committed to helping diverse individuals articulate how they may differ from prevailing behavioral and emotional norms, teaching them skills to work within these norms and showing them ways to advocate for their differences.

Cost, Refund, & Cancellation Policy

Cost:

Members, Early registration: $30 on or before 1/08/2022

Members, Regular registration: $35 after 1/08/2022

Non-Members: $50

Interns, Psychological Assistants: $10

Students – No fee 

Cancellation:  If you register but cannot attend, please cancel your registration.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy is approved to offer 3.0 hours* of continuing education (CE). No partial CE credits are granted.

Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy will issue credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start time or leave before the workshop end will not receive CE credits.

*Although offered online, this webinar qualifies for “Live” CE credits because there will be interaction with the speaker.

The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy (Provider Approval No.: CEN034) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy (Provider Approval No.: PCE288) is approved by California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing professional education for Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Disclosure Information

The California Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association require that continuing education providers inform participants as to the source, amount, nature, and disposition of any funding used to support the continuing education activity, whether in the form of educational grants, cash contributions, or in-kind contributions. Individuals in a position to influence course content must also disclose whether they have one or more relevant financial relationships with individuals and companies who have a financial interest in activity content. These individuals include the CE Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy (SFBACCT) and the Steering Committee of the Northern California Cognitive Behavior Therapy Network (NCCBTN).

Institutional Conflict of Interest Disclosure

The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy does not receive commercial support for any of the continuing education activities it provides.

Individual Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Rebecca Courry, LCSW, NCCBTN Steering Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Joan Davidson, Ph.D., SFBACCT CE Advisory Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Janie J. Hong, Ph.D., NCCBTN Steering Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Nancy Liu, Ph.D., NCCBTN Steering Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Lynn Martin, N.P., NCCBTN Steering Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Jacqueline B. Persons, Ph.D., NCCBTN Steering Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Daniela J. Owen, Ph.D., SFBACCT CE Advisory Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Robert Reiser, Ph.D., NCCBTN Steering Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Sharon Smith, M.F.T., M.S.W., NCCBTN Steering Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Melinda White, M.F.T., NCCBTN Steering Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Speaker Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Janie J. Hong Ph.D., Workshop Leader, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.

Questions: Krissy Poole (nccbt.ea@gmail.com) or Ayesha Amin-Arsala (nccbthelpdesk@gmail.com)