GAIN Workshops

 

Diagnostic Assessment of ASD Workshops

 

Diagnostic Assessment of ASD: Best Practice Elements of a Comprehensive Evaluation

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to best practices for diagnostic evaluation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The primary focus is on diagnostic evaluation of children, but we will cover some issues related to assessment of ASD in adolescents and adults. The workshop is designed for people who are relatively new to diagnostic evaluation of ASD. We will provide an overview of the essential components that are needed to evaluate DSM-5 criteria for ASD, and we will also review commonly used diagnostic tools. This course may be helpful as a prerequisite for people who will be seeking more focused and in-depth training on specific diagnostic instruments, or on more complex issues related to differential diagnosis.

DATES & TIMES

Friday, March 15, 2024 11:00am-3:00pm EST (8:00am-12:00pm EST)
Friday, October 4, 2024, 11:00am-3:00pm EST (8:00am-12:00pm EST)

Payment

Purchase GAIN Intro to ASD-Best Practice Elements
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Differential Diagnosis Workshops

 

The purpose of the differential diagnosis workshop series is to provide training about issues to consider when attempting to differentiate between ASD and other disorders associated with social-communication deficits and/or restricted and repetitive behaviors. The workshops are intended for clinicians and researchers involved in the diagnostic assessment of ASD. We will present recent research, including studies detailing the use of specific diagnostic instruments in particular populations, as well as clinical case examples and video clips about diagnostically differentiating behaviors. 

 

Differential Diagnosis of ASD: Early Childhood (VIRTUAL)

The purpose of this workshop is to help clinicians understand how social communication abnormalities, restricted and repetitive behaviors, and developmental histories of children with ASD may be similar or different compared to children with other diagnoses (e.g., intellectual disability, language disorder, genetic syndromes) who commonly present for ASD evaluation in early childhood. The workshop will also discuss the uses and limitations of currently available ASD assessment tools, including sensitivity and specificity when used in different subgroups of young children.

DATES & TIMES

Friday, April 5, 2024 11:00am-3:00pm EST (8:00am-12:00pm EST)
Friday, October 11, 2024, 11:00am-3:00pm EST (8:00am-12:00pm EST)

This workshop is offered twice a year.  Both workshops will be the exact same so there is no need to attend both sessions.

Payment

Purchase GAIN Differential Diagnosis Workshop-Early Childhood
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Differential Diagnosis of ASD: School Age (VIRTUAL)

The purpose of this workshop is to help clinicians understand how social communication abnormalities, restricted and repetitive behaviors, and developmental histories of children with ASD may be similar or different compared to children with other diagnoses (e.g., ADHD, intellectual disability, mood and anxiety disorders) who commonly present for ASD evaluations during later childhood and adolescence. The workshop will also discuss the uses and limitations of currently available ASD assessment tools, including sensitivity and specificity when used in different subgroups of school-aged children and adolescents.

DATES & TIMES

Friday, May 3, 2024 11:00am-3:00pm EST (8:00am-12:00pm EST)
Friday, November 1, 2024, 11:00am-3:00pm EST (8:00am-12:00pm EST)

This workshop is offered twice a year.  Both workshops will be the exact same so there is no need to attend both sessions.  

Payment

Purchase GAIN Differential Diagnosis Workshop-School Age
Participant Preferred Email

Learning Objectives

Differential Diagnosis Workshops

Upon completion of each workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify issues to consider when attempting to differentiate between ASD and other disorders associated with social-communication deficits and/or restricted and repetitive behaviors.
  • Utilize recent research, including studies detailing the use of specific diagnostic instruments.
  • Describe how social communication abnormalities, restricted and repetitive behaviors, and developmental histories of children and adolescents with ASD may be similar or different compared to children with other diagnoses.
 
Intro to ASD Workshops

Upon completion of each workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify best practices for diagnostic evaluation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 
  • Discuss issues related to assessment of ASD in children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Describe the essential components that are needed to evaluate DSM-5 criteria for ASD, including commonly used diagnostic tools.

CE Credits

4.0 online CE contact hours will be awared to licensed psychologists and social workers who have met the attendance requirements below.

Psychologists: Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Department of Psychiatry, 525 E 68th St. New York, NY 10065, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0192. WCM is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WCM maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers: The New York Presbyterian Hospital Department of Social Work is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers # SW 0155. Social workers from other states, please confirm with your state licensing board. Please note that we do not specify type of credits (general, cultural competence, clinical, etc.)

CE Certificate Requirements

Please note that in order to receive your CE certificate for the 4.0 credit workshop, you must attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation in accordance with NYSED and APA requirements. Please plan accordingly to sign in with your full name, log-in on time, and remain for the duration of each session. There is a 10 minute grace period at the start OR end of the webinar- no more than 10-minutes total can be missed. Participants who do not meet the attendance requirements will not receive a CE certificate or refund.

Each live webinar will begin promptly at 11:00am EST. Please plan to be logged in by 11:10am EST at the latest OR leaving no earlier than 2:50pm EST.

CE Distribution: Evaluation forms will be distributed via email following the workshop to those meeting the attendance requirements above. There will be one feedback evaluation and certificate awarding 4.0 CE hours for each workshop. Evaluations must be completed within one month of the workshop.

Complaints: The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry (WCM) is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. WCM will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the members of the Continuing Education committee in consultation with the CE Chair. While WCM goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the program staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the program staff or an officer of WCM. 

To submit a complaint to the WCM CE committee, please see the WCM CE website: https://psychiatry.weill.cornell.edu/education-training/continuing-education-committee-members

Prerequisite Training

These workshops are classified as beginner to intermediate, intended for clinicians and researchers involved in the diagnostic assessment of ASD.

Disclosures

Western Psychological Services (WPS), publisher of the ADOS-2, does not fund the GAIN program. GAIN focuses on the ADOS-2 only and will not include explicit training on other instruments. Dr. Somer Bishop receives honoraria from WPS as an author of the ADOS-2. This will not influence her discussion and she will not make recommendations for commercial products. She has no non-financial disclosures related to ADOS-2.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your ticket after registration please send written notification to Angela Constantine at gain@med.cornell.edu. Refund requests will be processed according to the following guidelines:

Intro to ASD-September 15, 2023

  • Before Monday, August 28, 2023: Refund minus $10 fee
  • Between Monday, August 28 and Monday, September 4, 2023: Refund minus $15 fee
  • Between Tuesday, September 5 and Monday, September 11, 2023: Refund minus $20 fee
  • After Monday, September 11, 2023: No refund
  • Refunds will not be provided to those not meeting the CE attendance requirements.

Early Childhood-October 6, 2023

Refund Requests made:

  • Before Monday, September 18, 2023: Refund minus $10 fee
  • Between Monday, September 18 and Monday, September 25 2023: Refund minus $15 fee
  • Between Tuesday, September 26 and Monday, October 2, 2023: Refund minus $20 fee
  • After Monday, October 2, 2023: No refund
  • Refunds will not be provided to those not meeting the CE attendance requirements.

School Age-November 10, 2023

Refund Requests made:

  • Before Monday, October 23, 2023: Refund minus $10 fee
  • Between Monday, October 23 and Monday, October 30, 2023: Refund minus $15 fee
  • Between Tuesday, October 31 and Monday, November 6, 2023: Refund minus $20 fee
  • After Monday, November 6, 2023: No refund
  • Refunds will not be provided to those not meeting the CE attendance requirements.

Contact Us

For more information please contact Angela Constantine at GAIN@med.cornell.edu.

Lead Trainers

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somerbishop

Somer Bishop, Ph.D.

Dr. Somer Bishop is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California San Francisco. She is a clinical psychologist within the UCSF Center for ASD and NDDs, and participates in comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and adults with ASD and related disorders. Dr. Bishop's research and clinical interests focus on assessment and measurement of social-communication and restricted and repetitive behaviors associated with ASD/NDDs, and how these symptom dimensions are affected by developmental, comorbid emotional/behavioral and contextual factors.

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amyesler

Amy Esler, Ph.D., L.P.

Dr. Amy Esler is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and licensed psychologist at the University of Minnesota.  She is the section head of the Autism and Neurodevelopment Clinic and leads the Fragile X Clinic. Dr. Esler is an expert diagnostician in autism across the lifespan. Her research and clinical interests focus on prevalence, reducing health disparities in autism, and developing evidence based practices for assessment and care of individuals at the severe end of the autism spectrum.