Autism Spectrum Disorder – FPN

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Mental Health Information
November 2016 - Vol. 20 Issue 14
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Autism Spectrum Disorder - DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorder - Facts and Statistics
  3. Mothers and Autism: The Evolution of a Discourse of Blame
  4. Autonomy and Autism: Who Speaks for the Adolescent Patient?
  5. What are the Early Signs of Autism?
  6. Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety
  7. Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism
  8. Early Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Under 3 Years of Age
  9. Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  10. Evidence-Based Comprehensive Treatments for Early Autism

ONLINE TWO (2) CREDIT, VIDEO CE COURSE
DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM: Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Autism Spectrum Disorder is the first of the new “spectrum disorders” in the DSM-5, and in this on-demand video program, Dr. Greg Neimeyer addresses this new category of disorders and crosswalks them over to the ICD-10-CM, as well. Video illustrations and applications highlight key diagnostic features and considerations.

This program 2-hour, on-demand video CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.

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1.  Autism Spectrum Disorder - DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
Full-text of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the related diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD).
AUTISM SPEAKS

2.   Autism Spectrum Disorder - Facts and Statistics
Prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births. More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.
AUTISM SOCIETY

3. Mothers and Autism: The Evolution of a Discourse of Blame
Today’s “autism mom” is supposed to be a child-saving hero, expected and encouraged to do anything and everything in pursuit of normalcy, from special diets to special schools, from medications to therapeutic toys.
AMA JOURNAL OF ETHICS


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4. Autonomy and Autism: Who Speaks for the Adolescent Patient?
The ultimate goal should be to recognize the patient's impairment but maximize his autonomy, helping her/him to develop as much maturity and independence as she/he is capable of.
AMA JOURNAL OF ETHICS

5. What are the Early Signs of Autism?
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may show developmental differences when they are babies—especially their social and language skills.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

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6. Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety
No reputable scientific studies have found an association between thimerosal in vaccines and autism.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

7. Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism
Some people have had concerns that ASD might be linked to the vaccines children receive, but studies have shown that there is no link between receiving vaccines and developing ASD.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)

8. Early Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Under 3 Years of Age
With the growing evidence that ASD can be diagnosed accurately before 2 years of age, the need for ASD treatment programs specifically designed for this age group has never been greater.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

9. Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
“Challenging behaviors” is a broad term generally used to refer to any behavior that is a barrier to an individual achieving a specific outcome or goal.
COUNSELING TODAY

10. Evidence-Based Comprehensive Treatments for Early Autism
The evidence suggests that early intervention programs are indeed beneficial for children with autism, often improving developmental functioning and decreasing maladaptive behaviors and symptom severity at the level of group analysis.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)

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ETHICS IN COUNSELING: STAYING ON TRACK - 4 Credit CE

WHAT ARE THE COMMON ETHICAL ERRORS FOR THERAPISTS?

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This practical course examines ethical issues related to developing and maintaining clinical excellence. The authors discuss how to avoid many ethical errors in mental health work, including those related to technology in the therapeutic relationship. The content of this CE program is adapted from the text, Counseling Ethics: Philosophical and Professional Foundations, by Springer Publishing Company.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Use countertransference productively in the therapeutic relationship
  2. Identify and apply ethical standards in therapy
  3. Discuss the most common ethical errors for therapists
  4. Recognize what kinds of information should be included in client records
  5. Identify common ethical concerns related to technology and counseling

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