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Live Webinar 2/8 & 2/15: Developing Relationships with Customers Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a Course

Live Webinar 2/8 & 2/15: Developing Relationships with Customers Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Feb 8 - Feb 15, 2022
3.0 credits

$30 Enroll

Full course description

2 Part Live Webinar hosted from 10-11:30AM CST on 2/8/22 & 2/15/22 - Must attend both parts for credit:

Counselor education teaches therapists to use verbal engagement, social communication, and other non-verbal techniques to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients. Characteristics of the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder make building that relationship a challenge.  Counselors and employment support professionals must adapt strategies and techniques to meet the unique needs of this specific population. 

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ASD

2. Recognize challenges to counseling this population

3. Understand unique issues related to females with ASD, and 

4. Be presented strategies that can help build a therapeutic alliance with a client diagnosed with ASD

Presenter: Marc Ellison, Ed.D., LPC, ALPS

Marc Ellison is the executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center, located at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Dr. Ellison is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked for more than 35 years to provide person-centered support, services, and advocacy to individuals who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, and those who support them. Dr. Ellison earned a BA and an MA in Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Marshall University. He has authored or co-authored several publications specific to supporting students diagnosed with ASD, is a former President of the WV Licensed Professional Counselors Association, and is a member of the Panel of Professional Advisors for the Autism Society of America.