Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

This course provides a thorough guide to the effective diagnosis and empirically supported treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • describe the diagnosis of ASD
  • discuss theories of ASD
  • explain behavioral treatments of ASD
  • identify disorders that co-occur with ASD

Course Syllabus

  • Description
  • Theories and Models of ASD
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Indications
  • Treatment for Core and Associated Symptoms of ASD


Lisa Joseph, PhD

Lisa Joseph, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Phenotyping Service.

Latha Soorya, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, RUSH Medical College. Director, Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center Adjunct Assistant Professor, Seaver Autism Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Audrey Thurm, PhD

Dr. Audrey Thurm, Ph.D. received training at DePaul University and Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and conducted a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has been at NIMH since 2002, serving in the extramural program until 2006, as chief of both the Autism and Social Behavior Program, and the Compulsive Repetitive Behaviors Program. In 2006 she moved to the intramural program to help launch the autism research program. She has expertise in longitudinal studies and an interest in markers of the early diagnosis of autism as well as genetic conditions associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Accreditation Approval Statements is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6991. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Courses have been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #91345 is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

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