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Please Join us Online Saturday, July 17 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)

 

Program Agenda

 

Introductory Remarks

Barbara Firestone, PhD
President & CEO

 

 

 

When ADHD and Asperger Syndrome Overlap: What to Look For and How to Intervene

Thomas E. Brown, PhD
Director of the Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders

 

 

The Science of Healthy Social Interactions for Youth with Autism, ADHD, and Other Social Challenges 

Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute
Founder and Director, UCLA PEERS Clinic

 

Both Presentations will be followed by a Q & A

 

All registered attendees will be mailed Dr. Brown’s soon to be released book,
ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults, upon publication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About these Presentations

 

In Dr. Brown’s presentation based on his soon to be released book, “ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults,” he will offer detailed examples of children, teens and adults who struggle with the executive function impairments of ADHD and the significant social-emotional impairments of Asperger syndrome. He will describe diverse examples of their strengths and their difficulties and explain how these individuals can be helped to overcome their ADHD challenges with appropriate intervention and to improve their ability to understand and interact more effectively with others.

Dr. Laugeson’s presentation will focus on evidence-based strategies for teaching social skills related to making and keeping friends, dating, finding and maintaining employment, and handling bullying. Attendees will gain concrete strategies for promoting healthy social interactions for youth with ASD, ADHD, and other social challenges based on the widely recognized Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) at UCLA.

Course Description

When ADHD and Asperger Syndrome Overlap: What to Look For and How to Intervene

Thomas E. Brown, PhD

 Course Description:

Some very bright children, teens and adults focus very well and work hard for tasks and activities that strongly interest them, yet they have much difficulty in focusing and working hard for tasks in school or work that are important, but do not interest them. Some also have chronic difficulty in social relationships, finding it difficult to understand others’ point of view. Dr. Thomas Brown, author of a new book, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome, will describe updated strategies and treatments to understand and help those with such difficulties to improve their executive functioning and social interaction.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Apply updated strategies and treatments for executive function impairments of ADHD.
  2. Analyze how high IQ children and adolescents with chronic social interaction difficulties can be identified, understood, and supported.
  3. Evaluate common mistakes and useful strategies for utilizing medications and didactic psychotherapy to alleviate impairments of ADHD and deficits in social understanding.

 Level of Instruction: Intermediate

 

The Science of Healthy Social Interactions for Youth with Autism, ADHD, and Other Social Challenges 

Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD

Course Description:

This lecture will focus on evidence-based strategies for teaching social skills related to making and keeping friends, dating, finding and maintaining employment, and handling bullying. Attendees will be provided with concrete strategies for promoting healthy social interactions for youth with ASD, ADHD, and other social challenges based on the world-renowned UCLA PEERS program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the social challenges faced by youth with ASD and ADHD.
  2. Apply evidence-based strategies for promoting healthy social interactions.
  3. Plan effective strategies for teaching skills related to enhancing social interactions.

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

 

Speaker Bios

About Thomas E. Brown, PhD

Thomas E. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Yale University and then served on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine for 20 years while operating a clinic in CT for children and adults with ADHD and related problems. In May, 2017 he relocated to California where he opened the Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in Manhattan Beach, California.

Dr. Brown has taught continuing medical education courses on ADHD for the American Psychiatric Association for the past 20 years and has given lectures and workshops in hospitals, medical schools, universities and for professional and advocacy groups throughout the U.S. and in more than 40 other countries. He served for several years as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Child and Adolescent Psychology.

In his 40+ years of experience, Dr. Brown has published 30 articles in professional journals and 7 books on ADHD. His soon to be released book is, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in Smart Kids and Adults: Twelve Stories of Struggle, Support and Treatment. In addition he has authored, Smart, but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD, Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults-A Practical Guide, and A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments, to name a few. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to research and professional education about ADHD in children and adults. His website is www.BrownADHDClinic.com

 

About Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD

Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD, is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Laugeson is the Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS Clinic, which is an outpatient hospital-based program providing parent-assisted social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other social impairments across the lifespan. She is also the Training Director for the UCLA Tarjan Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Program Director for Dissemination, Outreach, and Education at the prestigious UCLA Autism Center of Excellence.

Dr. Laugeson has been a principal investigator and collaborator on a number of nationally funded studies investigating social skills training for youth with social difficulties from preschool to early adulthood and is the developer of an evidence-based social skills intervention known as PEERS. Since 2010, she has authored four books related to social skills training including, The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults, Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The PEERS® Treatment Manual, The PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals: Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and PEERS® for Young Adults: Social Skills Training for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Challenges. She was a two-time recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health in 2004 and 2006, the recipient of the Semel Scholar Award for Junior Faculty Career Development in 2008.

As the developer of PEERS, Dr. Laugeson has trained thousands of mental health professionals, educators, and families worldwide, and is dedicated to developing and testing evidence-based treatments to improve social skills across the lifespan and across the globe.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

For Professionals Seeking Continuing Education Credit

According to the guidelines set forth by accrediting organizations, attendance for professionals seeking credit at this Distinguished Lecturer Series will be tracked at the start and conclusion of the program, in addition, pop-up windows will appear to ensure attendance throughout the program. A link to attend will be provided via e-mail prior to the program.

At the end of the program, all participants will be asked to provide feedback through an online evaluation.

No partial credits will be given.

Continuing Education Certificates will be e-mailed to the registrant following the program.

PSYCHOLOGISTS
The Help Group is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Help Group maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The course offered is eligible for 2 hours and 2 continuing education credits.

SOCIAL WORKERS & THERAPISTS
The Help Group is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Help Group maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. The course offered meets the qualifications for 2 hours and 2 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Provider #64310)

NOTE: If you are attending this virtual conference from any other state, outside of California, please check with your state board to see if you can receive continuing education for this program.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
This program meets the qualifications for 2 hours and 2 continuing professional development credits for Speech-Language Pathologists as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. (Provider #PDP86)

NOTE: If you are attending this virtual conference from any other state, outside of California, please check with your state board to see if you can receive continuing education for this conference.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS *(PENDING AOTA APPROVAL)*
The Help Group is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# Pending*. This Distance Learning-Interactive format is offered at .2 CEUs for Saturday, July 17 with an intermediate educational level, in the categories of OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge.

(AOTA) to assign continuing education units for occupational therapists. This course is eligible for up to .2 CEU. The assignment of AOTA CE units does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. (Provider #6193)
Saturday = .2 CEUs

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE
The Help Group provides Certificates of Attendance at the conclusion of the program for attendees.

If you have questions about continuing education, please contact:

events@thehelpgroup.org or call (818) 947-5542.

 

POLICIES

Accessibility: The Help Group is committed to making 2021 Virtual Distinguished Lecturer Series accessible to all individuals. If you anticipate needing assistance while viewing the conference, please contact events@thehelpgroup.org, no later than Wednesday, July 7.

Grievances: The Help Group complies with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. To address a grievance for this program, or to view The Help Group’s grievance policy in its entirety.  Please email: events@thehelpgroup.org

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, July 14.  Cancellations will be refunded the amount of registration less a $5 processing fee.

Registration

    *CE Credits: Continuing education credits are available for Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. The Help Group is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Help Group maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Help Group is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/LEPs, and SLPs. The Help Group maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
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