2 Hour | 2 CE

This on-demand webinar on Interviewing Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by communication and social skills deficits, cognitive rigidity, and a wide range of co-occurring emotional, behavioral, and physical health symptoms. These deficits can contribute to issues with impulsivity, sensory overload, decision-making, long-term planning, linking cause-and-effect, and understanding consequences. Struggles with the theory of mind, adaptive function, implicit understanding, and executive function are commonplace among those with autism. These struggles are particularly salient for interviews conducted in three settings: (1) healthcare, where the ability to provide personal information can impede accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment; (2) employment, where unsuccessful job interviews exacerbate already high levels of underemployment among those with autism, and (3) criminal justice, where inaccurate information can lead to miscarriages of justice like wrongful convictions. This training is intended for professionals who conduct interviews in these various settings. Empirically based research findings and case studies will be utilized throughout this training to enhance learning outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Describe the neurocognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physical health symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Describe interviewing strategies that can be utilized to improve outcomes for persons with autism in criminal justice, mental health, educational, and employment settings

  • Describe empirically-based research findings

Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, PhD, is the Treatment Director for Pathways Counseling Center, Inc., the lead developer of an online Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and the Journal of Special Populations (JSP).
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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