FASD Workshop at the Northwest Psychological Fall Convention, October 15, 2021
Top Row: Sarah Mattson Weller, Ph.D., San Diego, CA; Erika Stannard, Psy.D., Wasilla, AK
Bottom Row: Jacqueline Bock, Ph.D., Soldotna, AK; and Dr. Erin Johnson, Ph.D., Anchorage, AK
Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Diagnosis and Assessment: The Role of the Psychologist
Friday October 15, 2:00 PM to 5:15 PM Pacific Time.
Prenatal alcohol exposure continues to be a ubiquitous condition worldwide. A recent study published in the Journal American Medical Association established 1 in 20 children have one of the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Despite its prevalence FASD continues to be a hidden brain-based disability. Although there is an urgent need in our communities to recognize this disability and to develop strategies to support individuals on this spectrum questions concerning diagnostic processes and availability of supports remain common. This session will offers opportunities to directly learn with practitioners active in the multidisciplinary approach to FASD diagnosis who are using the four digit code, neuropsychological assessment & how results are used to guide interventions and explore current issues facing psychologists doing virtual therapeutic supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovative strategies using phone APPs to address these issues will be highlighted.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
Describe Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the criteria for specific diagnoses
Discuss neuropsychological assessment related to FASD and its importance of and how results are used to guide treatment / intervention
Analyze how Alaskans use the UW 4 digit code multidisciplinary team approach towards FASD diagnosis & assessment.
This workshop is made possible through a sponsorship through The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services FASD Program which will allow us to provide a 50% registration discount for AK-PA members and a 25% registration discount for non-members. The sponsorship will help develop additional FASD trainings that will go deeper into diagnosis and assessments in 2020.
This workshop is also Free with No CE to psychologists and mental health professionals and as an Online Home Study through October 31st.
Please note: There is also a registration page on the WSPA website, however we ask that you register from our website so that AK-PA retains your registration income.
We are excited to have The Trust and LifeStance Health, as convention sponsors and Alaska Department of Health and Social ServicesOffice of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, East Side Psychological Associates, Allevia Health, and Washington State Department of Labor & Industries as Business Sponsors of the Northwest Psychological Fall Convention.
We are looking forward to including additional sponsors and exhibitors to the convention’s virtual exhibitor hall by the start of the convention. Due to the programming involved to create the virtual exhibitor hall, it will be featured on the WSPA Convention pages and become live on October 1st.
All exhibitors plan to offer the opportunity to win a prize from them. Their support helps underwrite the cost of convention expenses such as online programming, software, and presenter honorariums and they will feel a good return on their investment with visitations and entering their offers.
Alaska Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alaska Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Washington State Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Washington State Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.