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Psychopharmacology and Coordination with Behavioral Treatment in Individuals with ASD

Speaker Disclosures: James Connell, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D, and Edward Brodkin, M.D. have no commercial relationships to disclose.
The following planning committee members Lindsay Shea, DrPH, Pamela Piscitelli, MSEd, and Mi-Yeet Wong, LCSW have no commercial relationship to disclose.

CME Credits Earned:  1 

CE Credits Earned: .1 IACET

There are 4 modules to review. It is recommended that you complete each module in order before moving on to the next. You will have one week to complete both the post-test and evaluation. Participants who want CME credit must complete the post-test (provided at the end of each module) and evaluation form. After completing the evaluation, the certificate will be mailed electronically within 7 days.

Completion of each activity takes 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit:

  1. Review the learning objectives. 
  2. Review the online enduring material. 
  3. Complete the online post-test. Participants must receive a test score of 80%. 
  4. Complete the activity evaluation. 
  5. Completed activities are automatically recorded on the CME certificate. 
  6. After completion of the post-test and activity evaluation, the certificate will be forwarded within 7 business days. 

Description

Health professionals serving individuals with ASD are increasingly called upon to assist in psychopharmacological treatment of interfering behaviors and other co-morbidities associated with an ASD diagnosis. Psychiatric co-morbidities that often warrant medication treatment, including depression and behavior problems (e.g., aggression and self-destructive behaviors) can increase in adolescence and adulthood. Recent reviews have described a high frequency of psychotropic medication treatment in children and adolescents with ASD, and this trend continues through adulthood. Therefore, the professional practice performance gap or quality gap that needs to be addressed is health-professional knowledge in the treatment of individuals with ASD using a multidisciplinary approach including medication management coupled with behavioral interventions and data collection.

The CME and CE activity will be a web-based forum where Dr. James Connell and Dr. Edward Brodkin will interview a series of physician experts on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on psychopharmacological interventions for individuals with ASD. The goal of this CME activity is to increase healthcare professional knowledge and performance in serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders through education regarding psychopharmacological interventions.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognizing and diagnosing ASD in adulthood and assessing the need for medication for individuals with ASD. 
  • Associating ADHD and OCD symptoms in individuals with ASD with medication. 
  • Define ways to treat social anxiety and other social difficulties in individuals with ASD medications and other interventions. 
  • Identify dimensions of behaviors in individuals with ASD and coordinating medication management with behavioral treatment. 

LINK for Post Test and Evaluation: https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GHIjrNYNlXznrn

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Details
    Presented By
    James Connell, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D & Edward Brodkin, M.D.
    James Connell, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D
    Clinical Core Director 
    A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University 

    Edward Brodkin, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry 
    Director of the Adult Autism Spectrum Program
    Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    Completion Time
    60 Mins
    CME Credits
    Yes 1 Credits
    CE Credits
    Yes .1 IACET Credits


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