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Social Skills Intervention for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: Helping Clients Overcome Today’s Obstacles in Social Skills

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Jay Berk, PhD
1 Hour 34 Minutes
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Mar 09, 2021
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In this video session, autism expert Jay Berk, PhD, will provide valuable insight into the unique social skills challenges faced by children, adolescents, and young adults with autism in today’s world relating to the pandemic, emergence from the pandemic, digital impact on social skills acquisition, and challenges associated with co-occurring disorders, such as social anxiety.

Attend and learn how to adeptly teach your clients with autism how to:

  • Navigate social interactions online and in person, in any setting
  • Use “in person” approaches from “on-line” responses to social situations
  • Effectively manage their preservation of high interest areas
  • Reduce misinterpretation of social cues
  • Understand appropriate/inappropriate content for discussion topics

Dr. Berk will explore Code Switching, i.e. understanding how environments change related to online, in person, small group, individual and other aspects for daily interactions.

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This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD.



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Jay Berk, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in the child/adolescent behavioral field who brings both a clinical and education perspective to his work with children, adolescents and their families. For over 25 years, Dr. Berk has been treating clients with ODD, ADHD, autism, anxiety and stress, depression, learning disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome and individuals who have multiple impairments. He conducts 15 social skills/mental health groups for children and adolescents and works daily with school and community professionals, families and parents. Dr. Berk continually consults for several school districts. In his private practice, in Beachwood, Ohio, he provides therapy for children, adolescents, families, testing and evaluation, school consultation as well as an alternative educational program.

Dr. Berk presents nationally on the topics of autism, disruptive behavior disorders, mental health issues in the classroom, ODD and social skills competency. In his workshops, he teaches professionals who work with children and adolescents, practical treatment and intervention strategies. He has been invited to present at hundreds of schools and conferences including being a repeated consultant to the Department of Education in Hawaii. As a past consultant to the United Nations, Dr. Berk authored a manual for UNICEF that was used by teachers working with children throughout Bosnia during the war. He has also worked in London, England with defiant teenagers; Kristiansand, Norway with traumatized youth; and the American Red Cross with trauma response.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Jay Berk maintains a private practice and is the owner of Social Skills 360. He has an employment relationship with Intenta and is an international speaker and consultant and receives compensation. Dr. Berk receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jay Berk has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Determine the unique challenges faced by children and adolescents in today’s digital and pandemic world. 
  2. Choose the best strategies to implement upon return to school or their clinical setting.
  3. Design strategies for use when obstacles arise in social skills acquisition.


  • The Unique Social Challenges Clients with Autism Face Today 
    • The pandemic and digital world’s impact on social skills acquisition 
    • Specific skills individual with autism need to learn in this new world 
  • Social Skills Strategies to Help Clients with Autism: 
    • Navigate social interactions online and in person, in any setting 
    • Use “in person” approaches from “on-line” responses to social situations 
    • Effectively manage their preservation of high interest areas 
    • Reduce misinterpretation of social cues 
    • Understand appropriate/inappropriate content for discussion topics 

Target Audience

  • Case Managers 
  • Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants 
  • Psychologists 
  • School Administrators 
  • Social Workers 
  • Speech-Language Pathologists 
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel 


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