CIRCA Colloquium Series 2021

Identifying and Supporting Trauma in Complex Cases of ASD

Date: January 6, 2021
Time: 2:30-4:00 PST
• Alexia Stack, M.Ed., BCBA, Clinical Supervisor, A Block Above Behavioral Consulting
• Bobbi Hoadley, M.Ed., BCBA, RCC, Practice Leader, Parley Services
• Andrea Schneider, BCR, BCaBA, A Block Above Behavioral Consulting

Trauma rates in children with ASD may be underestimated due to the range of symptoms that potentiate the risk for maltreatment; thus, overshadowing of trauma symptoms is likely in this population (Stack & Lucyshyn, 2018). Using case studies, this seminar will provide an overview of trauma; how it can present in individuals with ASD; and a review of the literature.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss how symptoms can present themselves in individuals with ASD and trauma;
2. Discuss applications of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) to trauma;
3. Discuss applications from Trauma-Focused Trauma-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
4. Discuss applications from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
5. Discuss and apply how to integrate trauma-based approaches with an ABA- based intensive intervention program.

No registration is required. BACB CEUs will be available to people who attend the LIVE event. Details will be provided at the start of the colloquium.

Zoom:  Passcode: 947146

A Secondary Prevention Model of Family-Centered PBS: The Low-“Down”

Date: January 20, 2021
Time: 10:30-12:00 PST
Presenter: Alana McVey, Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow, Dept. of Psychology, University of British Columbia

In this presentation, Dr. McVey will discuss her research examining an evidence-based social skills intervention, the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®). She will present her findings demonstrating the intervention’s secondary effects on mental health symptoms (depression, social anxiety, and suicidality) and changes in neural activity.

No registration is required.

Zoom:  Passcode: 947146