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Differential Diagnosis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Mental Health Conditions

Online
On Demand Education
2.75 CE Hours
Clinical, Diagnosis
Free

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When and Where

Location

  • On Demand
    Sessions will be available On-Demand
Description

In this three-hour presentation, we will walk through the differential diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders and other disorders that share symptomology with neurodevelopmental disorders. There is substantial overlap in symptomology between neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorder, as well as overlap between these disorders and other mental health conditions such as anxiety, mood, trauma-related, substance-induced, and personality disorders. Further yet, research demonstrates that adverse childhood experiences are highly prevalent in the general population and result in symptomology that can appear neurodevelopmental. As a result, misdiagnosis of these conditions is common. They are also often misunderstood by laypersons, especially in the context of social media content. Thus, we will discuss the diagnostic criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders, necessary rule-out conditions, other related considerations such as Sensory Processing Disorder, and how to differentiate between these presenting concerns.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to increase knowledge of the differential diagnosis process in the context of neurodevelopmental disorder and mental health symptomology.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 2 or more diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorder

  • Define Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and explain their prevalence and impact, including their neurological impact and the resultant symptomology.

  • Identify 3 or more shared symptoms between neurodevelopmental disorders and other mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, mood, trauma).

  • Explain how to rule out common conditions when differentiating between neurodevelopmental disorders.

CE Details
Introductory
Clinical
Diagnosis

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2.75 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and TPN.Health. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and TPN.Health. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 3 ANCC contact hours.

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

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • -
    10 Minute Break
  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
This course is fiscally sponsored by Aetna Better Health Louisiana. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Melanie M. Wilcox, Ph.D., ABPP

Melanie M. Wilcox, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Institute of Public and Preventive Health, and Department of Psychiatry at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University at Albany in 2015. Dr. Wilcox’s research focuses more broadly on culturally and structurally responsive health care; racial and socioeconomic inequity in higher education; and Whiteness, antiracism, and social justice. She has 30+ peer-reviewed publications and 70+ peer-reviewed presentations spanning these research areas. Dr. Wilcox is currently a member of the American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs, having served as board Chair in 2020, and is currently a candidate for President of APA Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Wilcox is a licensed psychologist and board certified in counseling psychology. She works part-time, providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment by telehealth. Her clinical areas of expertise include oppression-based issues, trauma, and substance abuse and addiction.

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