Mental Health Problems in Youth with Developmental Disabilities: Foundations of Assessment and Intervention

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Emotional and behavioural problems are common in individuals with developmental disabilities, including youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability.  Clinicians are often asked to assist youth who do not demonstrate symptoms that map efficiently into diagnostic categories. The current workshop reviews what we know about emotional and behavioural problems in youth with developmental disabilities, along with what the research tells us about the reasons these youth are at greater risk than their typically developing peers. It will review best practices from assessment to evidence based interventions for mental health, within a positive youth development framework.  

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Dr. Jonathan Weiss, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University and Clinical Psychologist. He completed a predoctoral residency at Surrey Place Centre (Toronto, ON), and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto, Dept. of Psychiatry. He currently holds the federal Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research. His research focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder or intellectual disabilities. Dr. Weiss is co-leading the H-CARDD project on youth in transition.

Created by Ann Watkins on 2016/06/06 15:01