Attachment Disorders

&

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

 

Workshop Presenters: 

Martin Greer, Ph.D., Michelle Schilling, LPCC & Morgan Harding, MA

5 Hours of Continuing Education

Date/Location:

Las Cruces Public Schools

Onate High School

Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 22, 2016

8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

 

Workshop Description

Morning Session:

This workshop will provide participants with information regarding the impact of severe psychological neglect/trauma on a child’s neurobiological development and psychological functioning.  Participants will learn effective treatment strategies to address both neuropsychological and psychological effects of trauma.

Afternoon Session:

Participants will learn about typical co-morbid psychological disorders that accompany Autism.  Participants will learn about steps to take when signs of co-morbid disorders are suspected.  Participants will learn to implement differential treatment strategies when co-morbid disorders are identified.  Finally, participants will develop a working knowledge of the 11 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) considerations for students with Autism.

 

Session Goals:

1.     Participants will learn and discuss the definition and components of neuroplasticity.

2.     Participants will learn and discuss neuroscience concepts underlying the "Cycle of Trust."

3.     Participants will diagram the cycle of trust and discuss each component of the cycle.

4.     Participants will learn the impact of elevated cortisol levels.

5.     Participants will learn the components of the “Triune Brain.”

6.     Participants will learn strategies to assist the brain with becoming more coherent.

7.     Participants will become familiar with mental health disorders that typically co-occur with Autism.  Participants will be able to look for signs of these disorders and to develop adjunctive treatment plans for these disorders.

8.     Participants will become familiar with the 11 Considerations for IEP's for Students with Autism, as identified by the State of New Mexico Public Education Department.  Attendees will demonstrate increased knowledge/understanding of how to help compose IEP's that address all 11 of these Considerations.

 

Presenters:

 

  • Martin Greer, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and a licensed school psychologist in New Mexico.  He is a Supervising School Psychologist for the Las Cruces Public Schools.
  • Michelle Schilling, LPCC, is the Branch Clinical Director, Attachment Healing Center.
  • Morgan Harding, MA, is a Behavioral Technical Assistant with the Las Cruces Public Schools.   She has taught children with Autism and other low incidence disorders.

 

Training Agenda:

 

8:00 – 8:15                  Registration/Sign In

8:15 - 9:45                   Neuroscience of attachment overview

9:45 - 10:00                 Break

10:00-11:45                 Implications of neuroscience   in the treatment of

                                                attachment/trauma disorders

11:45-12:00                 Questions/Answers

12:00-1:15                   Lunch

1:15-2:00                     Autism and comorbidity

2:00- 2:15                    Break

2:15-3:00                     Autism -- 11 Considerations

3:00-3:15                     Evaluation

 

 

Workshop Announcement

9-10-2016

 

We are pleased to announce an upcoming workshop for the mental health team members of the Las Cruces Public Schools!

 

Attachment Disorders & Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Workshop Presenters: 

Martin Greer, Ph.D., Michelle Schilling, LPCC & Morgan Harding, MA

 

Date/Location: Las Cruces Public Schools, Onate High School, Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

 

Five Continuing Education Credits

 

Workshop Description

Morning Session:

This workshop will provide participants with information regarding the impact of severe psychological neglect/trauma on a child’s neurobiological development and psychological functioning.  Participants will learn effective treatment strategies to address both neuropsychological and psychological effects of trauma.

Afternoon Session:

Participants will learn about typical co-morbid psychological disorders that accompany Autism.  Participants will learn about steps to take when signs of co-morbid disorders are suspected.  Participants will learn to implement differential treatment strategies when co-morbid disorders are identified.  Finally, participants will develop a working knowledge of the 11 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) considerations for students with Autism.