Join OPA for the first of a Summer Series of Webinars featuring expert members
Our first series will be presented by Dr. Jennifer Morris Steber, OPA President Elect
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety: Ideas for Assessment and Treatment OBJECTIVE:
- Discuss the presentation and sources of anxiety in individuals with ASD
- Review other emotional responses (tantrums, mood) and how they may relate to anxiety
- Review prevalence/research on comorbid Anxiety Disorders with ASD
- Treatment options
Dr. Steber is a Clinical Child Psychologist, specializing in working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has been at the Moore Counseling Center since 2008 and moved to the Moore Autism Center in 2016. She currently serves as a post-doctoral supervisor and as the Director of Autism Spectrum Services at the Moore Autism Center. She received her doctoral degree from the Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Alabama. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and APA’s Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She is a member of the Oklahoma Psychological Association and has been the HSP Division representative to the OPA Board since 2017.
Dr. Steber received specialized training in Autism Spectrum Disorders at the University of Alabama's Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic and the UAMS Child Study Center's autism program. She also received advanced clinical training on the ADOS diagnostic instrument, the gold-standard assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has been working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders for more than 15 years. She is involved in local events for the autism community, including regularly presenting at the Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference and participating in the Oklahoma PieceWalk and 5K for Autism.
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