Co-Morbidity and Medication Training (CM)

Required - 8 hours.

Training within this category focus on prevalence and treatment for autism and other co-existing conditions (e.g., mental health, substance abuse). Trainings related to medication management or impact of medication for children with autism also fulfill this content area requirement.

Training in this section count toward the 8 hours of Co-Morbidity and Medications training within the Act 62 Behavior Specialist License requirements.

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This presentation focuses on understanding the influence of mental health symptoms on learning, mood and behavior of individuals with ASD. It addresses issues regarding manifestations and behavioral equivalence of co-occurring psychiatric symptoms and associated challenging behaviors, factors in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, and ways to use functional behavior assessments (FBA) to differentiate diagnoses. Ways to monitor and track treatment effects are discussed, as well as designing behavioral interventions and community crisis plans using a Least Restrictive Treatment Model.

This training addresses ABA

Credit Hours: 3

Presented by Michael J. Murray, M.D., Andrea Layton, M.A., BCBA, Central ASERT

This session qualifies for BSL training requirements (45 minutes of Co-Morbidity & Medications and 45 minutes of Assessment)

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 1.5 (Training credit is also available under Assessments, but only one certificate can be used to meet training requirements.)

Presented by John J. McGonigle, Ph.D., Western ASERT

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 1.5  (Training credit is also available under Assessments, but only one certificate can be used to meet training requirements.)

This presentation contains information on standards and guidance for diagnosing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

**This course also qualifies toward the Assessments category (AS209) but can only be applied toward one category.**

Credit Hours: 1.5

This session focuses on differentiating developmental and behavioral factors from psychiatric syndromes, and formulating Psychiatric Diagnosis in persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Discussed are best practice approaches in the assessment and treatment of persons with autism and co-occurring mental health conditions.

**This course also qualifies toward the Assessments category (AS212) but can only be applied toward one category.**

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 2.5

This training discusses the core features and common co-occurring disorders that are important for the identification, management and education of children with ASD. It also presents the scientific underpinnings of ASD that are needed for an understanding of the proposed causes of and interventions for autism.

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 2.5

Over the last several years, research has emerged that supports a variety of psychological and psychiatric interventions for treating anxiety and depression in individuals with ASDs. This training presents current best practices for individuals with autism that also have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder.

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 2.5

This training is no longer available, however if you have previously completed this course and earned a certificate, a link to the certificate is available in the course.

The presentation of anxiety in individuals with ASD can vary greatly from the presentation of anxiety in typically developing individuals. Additionally, the treatment of anxiety in individuals with ASD can require significant modifications from traditional approaches to anxiety treatment. Researchers are now examining what are valid ways to assess anxiety in individuals with ASD, as well as what are effective ways to treat comorbid anxiety in individuals with ASD. Strategies for assessing anxiety in individuals with ASD are discussed as well as ways to approach the treatment of anxiety in individuals with ASD. 

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 1.5