The Essentials of Autism and Associated Psychopathology
The objective of this course is to offer an up-to-date review on the prevalence and clinical characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in psychiatrically referred populations of youth and offer strategies for rapid assessment of ASD in clinic settings. The presentation will provide an overview of the assessment & management of ASD and associated psychopathology in psychiatrically referred populations with special emphasis on genetic, cognitive, and neural correlates of ASD and ASD management.
Through this presentation, participants will acquire knowledge of the DSM based diagnostic evolution of ASD, the higher than expected prevalence and the characteristics of ASD in psychiatrically referred populations, and the challenges associated with recognizing ASD in this population. Following which effective screening and evaluation strategies, including appropriate assessment measures will be discussed for diagnosing ASD in a psychiatry clinic setting. The course will profile the psychopathological burden associated with ASD and present the gender differences in the clinical presentation of ASD and associated psychopathology in psychiatrically referred youth.
Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $245.00
Other Professionals: $195.00
A $10.00 administrative fee will be applied.
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This program is intended for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, General and Family Practice Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers, Residents, and Fellows.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the prevalence of Autism based on the status of referral and intellectual ability.
- Discuss the diagnostic approach for recognizing Autism in intellectually capable populations of all ages.
- Describe the burden and persistence of autistic traits in psychiatrically referred populations.
*Individual Learning Objectives will be provided in each Learning Module
AUTISM IN PSYCHIATRICALLY REFERRED POPULATIONS
Module-I: Prevalence, Presentation, and Assessment
1. OVERVIEW | Gagan Joshi, MD
- Prevalence of ASD
- Diagnostic Criteria
- Intellectually capable versus impaired ASD
2. PRESENTATION OF AUTISM | Gagan Joshi, MD
- Presentation of ASD (IQ, Gender)
- Autistic Traits (Burden & Persistence)
3. ASSESSMENT OF AUTISM | Gagan Joshi, MD
- Screening measures
- Diagnostic assessment
Module-II: Genetic, Cognitive, and Neural Correlates
1. GENETICS | Elise Robinson, MD
2. NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | Ronna Fried, MD
- Executive dysfunction
- Neurocognitive assessment
3. NEURO-IMAGING | Gagan Joshi, MD
- Glutamate Dysregulation in Autism and associated psychopathology
- Aberrant neural connectivity in Autism and associated psychopathology
1. Psychoeducational Approaches in Children with ASD | Lawrence Scahill, MD
- Parent training approaches
- Role of Parent Education
2. ABA | Nathan Call, MD
3. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGICAL APPROACHES | Gagan Joshi, MD
- Glutamate modulators
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH AUTISM
Module-IV: Prevalence, Presentation, Assessment, & Management (Part-I)
1. OVERVIEW | Gagan Joshi, MD
- Historical Perspective (Under-recognition, Prescribing patterns)
- Prevalence of psychiatric disorders
- Emotional Dysregulation in Autism
2. ADHD | Joseph Biederman, MD
3. ANXIETY | Gagan Joshi, MD
Module-V: Prevalence, Presentation, Assessment, & Management (Part-II)
1. MOOD DISORDERS | Janet Wozniak, MD
2. PSYCHOSIS | Atilla T. Ceranoglu, MD*
3. Substance Use Disorder | James W. McKowen, PhD
- 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 7.50 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 7.50 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 7.50 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 7.50 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D91508
- 7.50 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 7.50 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 7.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
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