Autism Spectrum Disorder: The DSM-V and So Much More!
- Starts: 04/24/13 - 2:30PM
- Ends: 05/01/13 - 4:00PM
- Location: Webinar Series
- Category: Upcoming Events
Samantha J. Herrick, Ph.D, CRC, NCC
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Session I: April 24, 2013 (2:30pm PST, 5:30pm EST)
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Changes in the “Autism Spectrum” label in the DSM-V
Since publication of the DSM-IV, service providers have been critical of the notoriously imprecise “Autism” label. This nebulous diagnostic category has been a hindrance to the diagnosis, treatment, education, and rehabilitation of people with an “autism spectrum disorder.” The DSM-V will be published in May 3013 and in this edition a new definition of Autism will combine four of the five diagnoses currently under the diagnostic category Pervasive Developmental Disorders in the DSM-IV-TR, into one Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) label. This new definition seeks to recognize the breadth of both functional limitations and residual strengths of people with ASD by including three levels of symptom “severity.” This webinar will provide clarification of this new ASD label, and the potential impact on the diagnosis, treatment, incidence, prevalence, and rehabilitation service provision for people with ASD.
Session II: May 1, 2013 (2:30pm PST, 5:30pm EST)
Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Counselor’s tool kit
For the past ten years there has been a significant increase in the number of both children and adults with a diagnosis considered “on the autism spectrum.” Consequently, the number of people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) accessing rehabilitation services has also grown. Participants in this webinar will learn the diagnostic criteria, functional limitations, characteristics, and psychosocial consequences of ASD. In addition, promising practices will be reviewed and recommendations will be made for service provision to this population. The intent is that participants will leave with an understanding of the unique challenges and service needs of adults with ASD.
Registration Fee $90 per site
(Participation instructions will be emailed to you from John McClure.)
Samantha J. Herrick
Samantha J. Herrick is an Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Counseling Master’s degree programs. Dr. Herrick has worked as a counselor and human services professional, in both community and higher education settings, for over ten years. She began her career in vocational rehabilitation for people with significant disabilities at community agencies in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. She later worked in disability support services at a The State University of New York at New Paltz and The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Herrick is a graduate of the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program at The Pennsylvania State University where a research/practitioner/teacher model is espoused. She obtained her Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Studies from Springfield College and her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, as a scholarship athlete, from The University of Rhode Island. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2005 and a National Certified Counselor since 2008. Dr. Herrick has presented at both national and regional professional conferences on topics such as Universal Design for Instruction, Asperger Syndrome, small group interventions for college students with Asperger Syndrome, and promoting disability support services as a professional option for Rehabilitation Counselors. Her research interests include adaptation to college for students with disabilities, barriers to higher education for students with disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Asperger Syndrome.
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