Travis Thompson, PhD is a licensed psychologist (Minnesota) with many years of experience in research, clinical services and teaching in autism, developmental disabilities, behavior analysis and behavioral pharmacology. Please join Dr. Thompson for this exciting training opportunity! This workshop is intended for providers serving individuals taking medications for challenging behaviors.
I. Who gets psychotropic drugs?
II. Assumptions about how psychotropic drugs work
III. Basic principles
IV. Drugs used to manage autism symptoms, effectiveness evidence plus adverse effects
A. Atypical antipsychotics, for stereotypies, Self-injurious Behavior and aggression
B. SSRIs for anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder symptoms
C. Naltrexone for self injury
*CEs for LTCWs are NOT available