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Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.


AS/DD Highlights During the 2016 Annual Convention (10/27-10/30)

2016 Autism Spectrum/Developmental Disorders Pre-Conference
New York Marriott Marquis – 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Welcome and Introductions – Cy Nadler; Children’s Mercy Kansas City/University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine
Separation Anxiety Moderates Social Skills Intervention Outcomes in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) – Samantha Sommer; Stony Brook University
Efficacy of Group Social Skills Interventions for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis – Jacquelyn Gates; Stony Brook University
Taking Empirically Supported ASD/DD Treatment to the “Other 99%” as Evidence-Based Practice – Laura Anthony; Children’s National Health System/George Washington University Medical Center
3:05-3:20 Break
Invited Address: Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices for ASD in Community Services Settings – Lauren Brookman-Frazee; Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California, San Diego
Career Panel, including: – Kevin Pelphrey; Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University and Children’s National Health System – Lauren Brookman-Frazee; Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California, San Diego – Matt Lerner; Stony Brook University
ABCT 2016 Conference
9:45-11:15. Symposium 10: Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Next Questions Regarding the Construct and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
2:30-4:00. Symposium 31: Moderators and Mediators of Youth Treatment Outcomes: Where to, From Here?
5:00-6:30. Novel Strategies for Enhancing CBT: D-Cycloserine, Oxytocin, and Exercise
6:30-8:00. SIG Poster Session and Cocktail Party
8:00-9:30. Clinical Roundtable 2: Mechanisms of Change in CBT for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Knowledge and Process-Based Interventions
9:30-11:00. Symposium 51: CBT Interventions for Anxious Young Children
9:45-11:15. Symposium 53: Mental Health Literacy: Why Should We Care and How Do We Assess It?
1:15-2:45. Panel Discussion 26: Creative Strategies for a Special Population: Dissemination and Implementation in Autism Spectrum Disorder
2:15-3:45. Symposium 69: New Directions in the Study of Intolerance of Uncertainty as a Transdiagnostic Factor Across Child Anxiety Disorders
9:45-11:15. Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorder SIG Meeting, featuring presentation of “A Controlled Evaluation of Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Results”