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An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sexual Behaviors, & Therapeutic Intervention

CE Credits: 5 Credits
Length: 147 Pages
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Book
Category: Book-Based Trainings
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Book Description
The frequency of Autism Spectrum Disorders being diagnosed has risen significantly in recent years. During this same time the numbers of children and teens identified with problematic sexual behaviors have also increased. Therapists trained in traditional treatment strategies for people with sexual behavior problems are more and more frequently called upon to work with these youth, but the assumptions and methods that work so well with other clients often fail with this population. This timely book provides essential information about the Autism Spectrum Disorders, how to adjust the assessment process to accommodate this disorder, and practical approaches to understanding unique family dynamics, and healthy and problematic sexual behaviors. This book also provides insights to working with Autism Spectrum cases when there is the co-occurrence of intellectual disabilities and/or various mental health problems.
NOTE: Purchasing Continuing Education Credits for this book does not provide a copy of the book, itself, which can be purchased from NEARI Press at: http://bookstore.nearipress.org/index.php/autism-spectrum-disorders-sexual-behaviors-and-therapeutic-intervention.html
Author Biography
Gerry D. Blasingame, PsyD is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in assess- ment, treatment, and management of sexual offenders and others who commit acts of family violence, as well as victims of various forms of family violence. His career in the field began in 1981 involving working with residential care as well as community-based treatment services. Gerry serves as a consultant for therapists, residential care, institutional care, and day programs for persons with developmental disabilities and others with sexual behavior problems.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Describe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how to adjust the assessment process to accommodate this disorder
  • Apply practical approaches to understanding unique family dynamics, and healthy and problematic sexual behaviors
  • Identify evidence-based treatment strategies used to treat ASD conditions.
  • Describe and critically consider therapeutic interventions for Autism Spectrum cases when there is co-occurrence of intellectual disabilities and/or various mental health problems

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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