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Friday Forum Encore Webinar: Phenotypic Differences in Girls and Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Friday, February 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Friday Forum Encore (CE)

Phenotypic Differences in Girls and Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This program will be held virtually because of safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time the program is only available to attend live.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program

Presenters will provide a general overview of characteristics and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The focus of the presentation will provide in depth evidence for phenotypic differences in presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum. Clinical implications for diagnosis and strategies for diagnostic interviewing will also be discussed.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the social model of disability framework for understanding autism.
  2. Explain female protective factors and male bias affecting 4:1 ratio.
  3. Identify clinical presentation across ASD criteria in girls and women.
  4. Apply skills and knowledge to clinical work.

About the Presenters:

Jael Jaffe-Talberg, Ph.D., LP, obtained a doctorate in psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University–Chicago. She has been licensed since 2016 and has lived and worked in Minnesota since 2018. Dr. Jaffe-Talberg is experienced in psychological assessment and evaluation for autism and differential mental health diagnosis, which is the focus of her work at Fraser. She also supervises and trains pre- and post-doctoral interns. Dr. Jaffe-Talberg has extensive experience providing family and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults, with a specialty in play therapy and relational treatments. She is passionate about girls’ and women’s issues and men and masculinity, and committed to diversity and multicultural awareness in treatment.

Gregory Simonson, Ph.D., LP, is the clinical director of The Luminous Mind. He obtained his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota and has been licensed since 2019. Dr. Simonson is experienced in psychological evaluation across the lifespan (early childhood, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults) for a range of presenting questions. He has specific expertise and interest in assessment related to autism (including expertise on autism presentation in individuals socialized as girls or women), learning, attention, memory, mood/personality concerns, OCD, and trauma. In addition, he practices from a trauma-informed, gender-affirming, and culturally-responsive framework to ensure empathetic, person-centered care for queer, pan, trans, nonbinary, gender diverse, lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Dr. Simonson also has extensive experience providing family and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on working with autistic individuals. He utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a strengths-based, solution-focused framework.

The speakers have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Registration is now closed.

Click here to view and download a PDF program flyer and registration form.

Registration Pricing:

Type MPA Member Non-Member Student
Pricing $45 $65 $15

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. 
No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.