IAHIP South Connaught Regional meeting by zoom
Date: Saturday 6th June
Time: 10am to 1pm
Topic covered: Autism in the Therapy room.
The Speaker is Dr. Keeley White, a clinical and educational psychologist who works in Galway city. (NB Please see Bio and additional information attached)
Please contact Maura Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance and a zoom invite will be send to you.
CPD: Cpd points will be awarded for attendance at regional meeting by zoom.
Students and pre accredited members are very welcome
Please note attendance for the majority of the session is needed in order to receive cpd hours.
Bio & Additional Information
Dr. Keeley White is a licensed clinical and educational psychologist in Canada, currently working in private practice in Galway city. Dr. White completed a Honours Psychology Degree at Concordia University, a Masters of Arts in Applied Disability Studies at Brock University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in School/Applied Child Psychology at McGill University. She has been funded at both the provincial and national level in Canada for her master’s and doctoral research and has received 15 other research awards from organizations and universities alike. Further, she was one of 14 people in Canada awarded an Autism Research Training Program Scholarship for 2014-2016. Her PhD dissertation highlighted the importance of self-determination for young autistic adults across Canada. Dr. White was later awarded a Marie-Curie and ASSISTID fellowship allowing her to develop and evaluate an employment-based program that aims to improve the self-confidence and wellbeing of Irish autistic adults.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. White has provided assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a range of disabilities and psychological needs across the lifespan and from a wide variety of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in school, hospital, and community (public and private) settings. She has extensive experience working with autistic adults who present with concerns in various areas of adult functioning (e.g., employment, post-secondary education, relationships), as well as mental health (e.g., anxiety, low mood, self-harm). She is passionate about helping autistic adults realise their potential and better understand that their different way of thinking is a strength as they navigate their adult life. Dr. White is currently leading an autism service (for youth and adults) at the Evidence-Based Therapy Centre where she offers diagnostic assessments, therapy, and consultations for autistic clients and their families.
Webinar: 3 hours (3 CPD) via zoom
10 am to 1pm
Autism in the Therapy Room
In this webinar, we will explore current guidelines and evidence-based practices for diagnosing autism, while also incorporating professional and autistic voices. Topics will range from theory of mind and central coherence to the double empathy problem, alexithymia and gender differences. You will learn about common presenting concerns (e.g., anxiety, self-harm, trauma, social challenges) and how to identify the possibility of autism in the therapy room as psychotherapists using a strength-based perspective. Practical cases will be explored and participants will be given an opportunity to explore presenting client issues. We will also explore how to broach the subject and explore the possibility of autism with clients, how to decide whether a referral for a diagnosis is right for the client, and how to make modifications to therapy. A list of resources for clients and therapists will be provided.
If you have any questions or topics that you would like to be addressed at the webinar, please send them to email@example.com before June 1st, 2020.