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The Wisdom of Autism

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Sandra Van Nest, LCSW
1 Hour 55 Minutes
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Mar 22, 2019
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Good therapists working with young children on the autism spectrum can take on many roles at once: clinician, educator, interpreter, and advocate. They know how to break social and emotional skills into pragmatic pieces, contrive situations to facilitate connection and resilience, and become experts in the essentials of effective communication. But entering into a child with autism’s world and connecting isn’t always easy. In this recording, we’ll explore the skills and perspectives that can lead to breakthroughs with children on and off the spectrum.



This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Sandra Van Nest, LCSW, is a psychotherapist for children and their families, with a background in training, supervision, and curriculum design for autism and mental health services. She owns Piece by Piece Therapeutics, a child, family and group practice in New Jersey.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sandra Van Nest maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial:  Sandra Van Nest has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


  1. Utilize tools that help regulate an autistic child’s physiological systems and improve their level of functioning. 
  2. Evaluate how a child on the spectrum creates and sustains their social constructs to inform treatment planning. 
  3. Implement perspectives on neuroatypical strengths in clients for purposes of psychoeducation. 
  4. Articulate the various pieces that comprise effective communication with others and how it relates to clients’ levels of functioning. 


Communication with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pieces of Communication
Communication with Toddlers

Diagnostic Criteria for ASD
Diagnostic Criteria
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Verbal Behavioral Therapy Techniques
Attachment in Early Childhood
Functional Behavior Assessments

Symptoms & Diagnosis in Clinical Practice
Social Constructionist Theory

  • Video 1: Potty Training
  • Video 2: Potty Training
Sensory Processing Perspective
  • Sensory Processing Theory
  • Psychotherapist as Container for Tension

Critical Disabilities Theory

Co-Morbid Diagnoses
Treatment as Geared Towards Social Appropriateness
What “Should Be” vs. “What Is”
Questions & Discussion

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 8

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