Presented by: Laurie Chaikind, LCSW-C
This workshop will provide a brief background on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as the co-morbid mental health diagnoses that often impact clinical treatment within this population. Participants will learn about interventions for working with children on the spectrum, as well as important aspects to consider when engaging the family, and other relevant professionals, in treatment. This presentation will provide information that clinicians can apply to their practice immediately.
At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
- Understand DSM-5 definition of autism spectrum disorder and common co-morbidities often impacting treatment at the individual and family level.
- Identify individual, group, and family level models for working with individuals with ASD.
- Apply modifications for treatment that may be helpful when working with individuals with ASD to best suit the unique learning needs of those on the spectrum.
The workshop will take place on Friday, May 19th, 2017, from 8:30 -11:30 am at the office of Jonah Green and Associates, LLC, 3930 Knowles Avenue, Suite 200, in Kensington, MD. Free refreshments and networking will begin at 8:00 AM. Participants will receive 3.0 Category One Continuing Education credits through the Maryland Board of Social Work. The cost of the workshop is $75. Please register by clicking on/using the following web address.
Cost of the workshop: $75.00
About the Presenters:
Laurie Chaikind is a Licensed Certified Social Worker–Clinical who joined Jonah Green and Associates in early 2017. Laurie has extensive experience in working with children and families with developmental delays and disabilities from her work as a therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she served in the Center for Autism and Related Disorders for 4 years. She has also worked as a one-to-one instructor of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) at the Ivymount School in Rockville, MD, prior to receiving her MSW. Laurie clinical interests propelled her into the field of research, with the publishing of peer reviewed articles and curriculum development under the advisement of Dr. Melissa Bellin, Ph.D., at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Currently, Laurie provides individual, family, and group therapy, as well as parent consultations for children with a range of challenges, including anxiety, ADHD, mood/self-esteem problems, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorder, and other concerns.