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Recorded Asynchronous Distance Learning
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Created- 3.30.2022; Reviewed- 7.28.2023; Updated- 8.3.2023
Family Therapy for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Intellectual Delay
Rand Coleman, PhD
About This Course: Clinicians must see the family as a critical partner in care when working with youth with dual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual delay (ID). Why? ASD and ID profoundly impact family life. Clinicians will learn about mastering critical skills including how to build and maintain rewarding family relationships, creating growth enhancing family-based social activities for non-verbal or limited verbal youth, and parent guided behavioral therapy techniques. This introductory program will demonstrate how clinicians use a family systems lens integrated with play and behavioral therapy to strengthen the joining process with caregivers. Underlying this process is the focus on enhancing executive parenting through guided in-session practice, especially, caregiver-child co-regulation. Video of recorded and live theraplay-based exercises will be used to demonstrate application of concepts.
*There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support for the CE program, presentation, or instructor.
- Identify how the social ecology of the family can be used to develop a collaborative understanding of the joining process.
- Identify critical domains for therapeutic intervention with youth who have ASD & ID, using the dimensions of family relationships.
- Define at least 5 experiential family therapy activities for clients with limited verbal skills.
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Social Work, Psychologist, Mental Health Professionals, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, and Human Service Providers.
CE Credit Hours are available:
2.75 ACE CE Credit Hours-Clinical
Cost: $55.00 for program and CE credits.
Participants must complete attestation, watch each of the three videos in the course, and pass the 3 associated posttests with 75% or higher (3 attempts per quiz) to access evaluation, CE credits and certificate. Assignments- None.
No Registration Deadline. When you pay by credit card access will appear under “my account” on your portal. Use this link to sign in, https://courses.pcfttc.com/my-account/.
Participants will have 20 days from the date of purchase to complete the course. After completing the initial attestation participants will have access to course information and power point. Once the PowerPoint is downloaded participants will access a series of three videos, totaling 2.75 hours of viewing. Each is followed by a posttest. Each posttest must be passed in three attempts with a score of 75% or higher. Each posttest has a two-hour time limit. The total number of post-test questions are 18 (15 multiple choice and 3 true/false). After passing all three posttest participants can access and must complete the evaluation, attest to their participation throughout the course, and receive their certificate of credit.
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|Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc., Provider #1234, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 04/04/2018-04/04/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2.75 clinical continuing education credits.|
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Greeff, A. P., & Nolting, C. (2013). Resilience in families of children with developmental disabilities. Families, Systems, & Health, 31(4), 396-405. https://doi.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0035059
Glibota, L. C., Lindaman, S., & Coleman, A. R. (2018). Theraplay as a Treatment for Children with Selective Mutism. In, Drewes, A. A., & Schaefer, C. E. (Eds.), Play-Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias (pp. 124-143). Guilford Publications.
Hiles Howard, A. R., Lindaman, S., Copeland, R., & Cross, D. R. (2018). Theraplay impact on parents and children with autism spectrum disorder: Improvements in affect, joint attention, and social cooperation. International Journal of Play Therapy, 27(4), 198-204. https://doi.apa.org/doi/10.1037/pla0000083 .
Salo, S., Flykt, M., Mäkelä, J., Lassenius-Panula, L., Korja, R., Lindaman, S., & Punamäki, R. L. (2020). The impact of Theraplay® therapy on parent-child interaction and child psychiatric symptoms: a pilot study. International journal of play, 9(3), 331-352.
Simeone-Russell, R. (2011). A practical approach to implementing theraplay for children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Play Therapy, 20(4), 224-235. doi:10.1037/a0024823
White, L. and Owen, K. (2022), Systemic Integrative Practice: A Meta-Framework. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 43: 33-53. https://doi.org/10.1002/anzf.1475
Rand Coleman, PhD
Dr. Rand Coleman is a graduate of Hahnemann University, where he obtained his training in clinical psychology, specializing in neuropsychology. After completing a two-year fellowship in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he worked in Green Bay, WI, providing support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. During this time, he and his wife, Anne, did emergency foster care, eventually transitioning to long term foster care, and adopting two children.
Dr. Rand Coleman is a certified Theraplay trainer and supervisor, trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attachment-based therapy, and parenting techniques. His clinical experience includes working with a large behavioral health organization in Pennsylvania, where he focused on providing family treatment for children diagnosed with autism disorder, intellectual disabilities, ADD/ADHD, reactive attachment disorder, and severe behavior problems.
The Family therapy work has been focused on helping families develop better relationships with their autistic children/siblings, and is integrated with other modalities, such as picture communication programs (e.g., PECS), teaching of daily life skills, positive behavioral supports, and community integration practice. Now in private practice, Rand’s time is split between providing therapy, doing neuropsychological testing, and conducting trainings.
Other Jurisdiction Information
Jennifer Benjamin, PhD, LPC
CE Program Administrator & Continuing Education Director,
Peter McCall, LCSW
Social Work Consultant
Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc.
PO Box 21287, Philadelphia PA, 19114,