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Behavioral approaches to stress and coping in autism – Seminar in Switzerland

OVA is happy to announce it’s next Seminar ! Save the date !

Dr June Groden, Dr Leslie Weidenman, Dr Cooper Woodard will be presenting : Behavioral approaches to stress and coping in autism :  Pathways to happiness for all persons on the Spectrum.

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31th May 2020 in Signy, Switzerland.

Description : Using a behavioral framework, this workshop will discuss stress reduction and self-control procedures that can be used effectively for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Topics discussed will include relaxation, cognitive picture rehearsal (an imagery-based procedure), positive psychology concepts, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other effective strategies. The workshop will include power point presentations and handouts, demonstrations of techniques, videos, and audience participation.

During the 2-day workshop, participants will learn to:

  1. Operationalize the term self-control and explain the rationale for teaching it to individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  2. Assess stressors and positive characteristic traits for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities

  3. Implement the relaxation protocol

  4. Develop and utilize cognitive picture rehearsal to address stressors for individuals with ASD

  5. Utilize strategies to promote positive psychology concepts such as optimism and resilience

  6. Use self-control procedures for children and adults at all levels of ability.

For more info and for registration, consult the flyer

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