Panel Presentation: Working with Teens & Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder
(4.0 CE Hours Approved)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encompasses a wide variety of levels of functioning, and presents many issues for their families, particularly as they transition to teen and young adult years. Mental health practitioners could benefit from a more complete understanding of these issues, resources available, and how to tailor therapy with autistic clients and their family members. Each of our 5 distinguished panel members will present a topic and then be available for discussion and questions.
12:30 - 1:10 College readiness skills and available supports in a college setting
Marci Schwartz, Ph.D. Founder of Thrive College Counseling,
1:10 - 2:00 Stanford Neurodiversity Project: A positive psychology approach
Lawrence Fung, MD, Director of Stanford Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic
2:00 - 2:40 Providing effective psychotherapy for autistic women
Alicia Danforth, Ph.D. Clinical psychologist and researcher, Los Gatos
2:55 - 3:35 Educating, advising and supporting parents of autistic adults
Linda Lotspeich, MD, MEd,Clinical Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Stanford
3:35 - 4:00 Differential diagnosis & couples therapy with an ASD partner
Jill Rosenberg, Psy.D. Clinical psychologist, Saratoga
4:00 - 4:45 Round-table discussion and Q & A
Alicia Danforth, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and researcher with a private practice in Los Gatos. Her specialty is providing psychotherapy tailored to the needs and preferences of autistic adults.
Dr. Lawrence Fung, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, is the director of the Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic and the principal investigator of various research studies focusing on adults with autism. He also serves as the director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, which strives to uncover the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilize their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole.
Linda Lotspeich, MD, MEd is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University with a background in special education. She has worked with autistic children and their parents over 35 years and in the last 10 years she has focused on supporting parents of autistic adolescents/young adults through parent counseling and teaching mindfulness meditation.
Jill Rosenberg, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Saratoga. Dr. Rosenberg provides psychotherapy to adults who are parenting a teen or adult on the autism spectrum and/or partnered with a spouse on the spectrum. She also provides individual and family therapy for teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Diagnoses.
Marci Schwartz, Ph.D. began her career as a therapist, and has provided counseling services to families of children with developmental and learning challenges since 1989. In 2015 she founded Thrive College Counseling in order to support teens with learning differences make the difficult but important transition into adulthood, and works with families to ensure a successful transition to the college or program of their choice after high school.
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