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.

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

Dr. John McGonigle, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Director of the Western Region ASERT, reviews dual diagnoses (Developmental Disabilities/Mental Illness) as applicable to ASD. Provided are tools to address issues prevelant in this population.

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 2

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