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Seminar – Jonathan Weiss, PhD – “Addressing Mental Health in People with Autism: Are We Ready for A Dual Continua Model?”
October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jonathan Weiss, PhD
About the Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Weiss, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at York University (Toronto, Canada) and a clinical psychologist. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto, Dept. of Psychiatry, and held the Canadian Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research. He currently holds a York Research Chair in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disability Mental Health. His research focuses on mental health in people with autism or intellectual disabilities, and their families, across the lifespan. He conducts studies into how people with developmental disabilities access mental health care, and is interested in their service needs, use, and experiences of crisis and wellness. He is interested in program development and evaluation, and in particular on the impact of Special Olympics on the psychological well-being of participants, and of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness interventions to promote resilience and improve mental health.
For Further Information: Contact Teresa Palumbo at 608.263.5837 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and NIH grant U54 HD090256.