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In this webinar, characteristics associated with autism (e.g., medical and clinical) and its effect on social skills development will be discussed, as well as therapeutic interventions used in the treatment of autism. The presentation will also include useful resource strategies and assessment tools that the mental health practicing community can use with individuals diagnosed with autism. The webinar is designed for practitioners with limited or no prior knowledge and/or experience with autism.

4/4/2019
When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Webinar Coordinator

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Understanding Autism: What Counselors Need to Know When Working with Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Panagiotis Markopoulos, Ph.D.
Clinical Lab Director in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program, The University of New Orleans

Thursday, April 4, 2019
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Registration for the live webinar is now closed. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

This webinar will provide an introduction to the history of autism, the prevalence rate of autism, common signs and early diagnosis, as well as societal perceptions.  In addition, characteristics associated with autism (e.g., medical and clinical) and its effect on social skills development will be discussed, as well as therapeutic interventions used in treatment of autism from traditional to advanced ones (i.e., virtual reality technology).  Myths associated with autism will also be explored.  This presentation will also include useful resource strategies and assessment tools that the mental health practicing community can use with individuals diagnosed with autism as it pertains to social skills development, as well as in times of crisis.

The webinar is designed for practitioners with limited or no prior knowledge and/or experience with autism (i.e., mental health counselors, school counselors, psychologists, etc.), as well as families. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to learn the main characteristics of ASD and how these characteristics effect the individual’s social skill development.
2. Participants will become familiar with a variety of assessment tools that the mental health practicing community is using on ASD diagnosis.
3. Participants will be able to identify several effective strategies for social skills development.
4. Participants will be able to understand the perspective of parents or caregivers of children with ASD.
5. Participants will become familiar with evidence-based interventions used to treat ASD from traditional approaches to advanced technological-based interventions.

Dr. Panagiotis Markopoulos is a clinical lab director at the University of New Orleans, Counselor Education and Supervision program.  Dr. Markopoulos clinical and research expertise is primarily focused on children, adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Dr. Markopoulos is well known in the research and clinical community for his ongoing advocacy efforts as it pertains to autism.  Beyond his above primary expertise, Dr. Markopoulos provides counseling treatment services to children, adolescents and young adults who experiencing depression, anxiety, life obstacles and in general life transitions when it comes to school, home and community.  Dr. Markopoulos is a Greek native who relocated in the United States in 2007 and currently living in New Orleans.

CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International (CSI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2057. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CSI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Views expressed by presenters and participants during the webinars and in webinar PowerPoints and other handouts do not necessarily represent the views of Chi Sigma Iota International.

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