Please join us for a free live webinar as part of Brock University’s Lifespan Development Research Institute’s community speaker series entitled “I Believe in ME, Not OCB!”: A Manualized Approach To Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder on Tuesday, June 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Topic: Children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) frequently display obsessions and/or compulsions similar to those with obsessive-compulsive disorder – such as frequent hand washing, repetitive questioning, ordering and arranging, and rituals in day-to-day routines.  However, limited research exists on effective interventions for obsessive-compulsive behaviors that many children and their parents report significantly affect their daily lives. 

This free online webinar, with Associate Professor Dr. Tricia Vause and graduate students, Sarah Davis (PhD candidate) and Dana Kalil (MA candidate), will discuss evidence-based manualized treatment that blends Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) to empower children and youth and ‘fight back against OCB.”

Specific topics to be addressed include: benefits of a blended treatment approach, treatment enhancements for ASD, individualizing CBT and ABA components, social skills, parent coaching, importance of youth voice, and creating a fun atmosphere.

How do I register? This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required to gain access to the online event. RSVP online at www.brocku.ca/lifespan-development-research/CBT-Children-OCB

Please note that this webinar will not recommend any specific resource and/or treatment options, nor will it be intended to provide individual advice. Individuals should consult with their personal healthcare team/treatment provider for all healthcare recommendations and decisions.

For more information, please contact Jayne Morrish at jmorrish@brocku.ca