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Assessment and Treatment of Individuals with ASD and Co-occurring Mental Health Diagnoses (For Professionals)

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to list five (5) frequently co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses from the DSM-5 identified in persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Participants will describe 3 ways to gather information related to psychiatric symptoms and challenging behaviors
Participants will know the influence of mental health conditions on processing information
Using observation and data collection, participants will learn how to assess response to treatments / interventions
Participants will know the types and amount of information to give in a psychiatric clinic appointment
    Presented By
    John J. McGonigle, Ph.D.
    Director, Western Region ASERT
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Science and Technology
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
    Completion Time
    60 Mins
    Pre-Course Assessment
    Progression Assessment
    Post-Course Assessment
    Course Evaluation

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