TEACCH Autism Program presents: DSM-5 and the Childhood Rating Scale – High Functioning (CARS2-HF): Assessing the Full Spectrum of ASD in Children and Adults Training

This one-day workshop is for professionals involved with diagnosis and assessment of persons perceived to have autism.

When Dec 08, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Carolina Living & Learning Center, Pittsboro, NC
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Attendees Psychologists and other professionals who are involved with diagnosis and assessment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Description:  This one-day workshop is for professionals involved with diagnosis and assessment of persons perceived to have autism.  The workshop will use a case-oriented style covering how the DSM-5 defines ASD and how this affects diagnoses and assessments.  The workshop will review developmental history interviewing, informal assessment techniques, formal instruments, and explore differential diagnoses.  Participants are invited to bring their own case for the afternoon group discussion.

Objectives:  Upon completion of this training, participants will gain an understanding of:

  • How the DSM-5 defines ASD compared to the earlier DSM-IV definition;
  • How to use the CARS Second Edition-High Functioning Autism Scale (CARS2-HF); and 
  • Assessment techniques and differential diagnosis of ASD versus other psychiatric disorders.

Target Audience:  Psychologists and other professionals who are involved with diagnosis and assessment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Presenters:

  • Mary E. Van Bourgondien, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center
  • Tamara Dawkins Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Director, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center

CEUs:  .675 CEUs are available upon completion of the entire course.

Participants receiving credit for a course are responsible for checking with their state licensing board or accrediting organization to determine if the event meets their continuing education requirements.

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