Notes on Autism Parenting with Nancy J. Crown, Ph.D at WCSPP

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Scientific Meeting 2 CE Hours available for LCSW’s, LMSW’s, LP’s, LMFT’s, LMHC’s, LCAT’s

Notes on Autism Parenting with Nancy J. Crown, Ph.D.  Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00 p.m.Admission with CE: $30 Suggested contribution: $20

This presentation will be preceded by an Open House for the Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program at 6:15 p.m. All fees will be waived for attendees. Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
468 Rosedale Avenue White Plains, NY  10605

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Presented by the Psychoanalytic Association of WCSPP
Given the current high rates of autism, at some point most clinicians will work with either an individual on the spectrum or with a family member of someone touched by this condition. This talk will delineate some of the significant and influential consequences of unique sensory processing, a characteristic that affects over 90% of individuals with autism. A variety of challenges faced by autism parents and by clinicians working with this population will be demonstrated through personal anecdote and clinical vignette. Ways in which these challenges can be usefully met by adopting a mentalizing approach that recognizes the considerable effects of sensory processing differences will be described.

Nancy J. Crown, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice on the Upper West Side of New York City.  She works with children, adolescents and adults, including some who are Deaf and communicate using American Sign Language.  She is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and faculty at both the William Alanson White Institute/ Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program. She teaches and publishes on a variety of topics.

The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy is recognized by NY State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers # 00063; Licensed Psychoanalysts # P-0027; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0040; Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0075; and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0028.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:
1. describe sensory processing atypicalities in the autistic individual,
2. list three ways unique sensory processing affects the experience and behavior of a person with autism, and
3. outline three ways parents and therapists can helpfully use the above to enhance mentalizing with a person on the autism spectrum.

A completed evaluation must be submitted at the end of the conference.

Who should attend:  Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, other mental health professionals, nurses, graduate students.
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