Interoception Workshop and Training: Kelly Mahler

Autism Nova Scotia Presents:

Interoception Workshop and Training: Kelly Mahler
August 22 and August 23, 2018
Sponsored by Truro Chapter Autism Nova Scotia

Day 1 Introduction to Interoception Workshop
Date: August 22
Time: 8:45-3:00 (lunch on your own)
Locations: CEC AV Room 34 Lorne Street Truro
Intended Audience: Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Behaviorists, Medical Personnel, Administrators, Parents and other Family Members, Self-Advocates
Overview: This training is designed to provide a solid understanding of interoception and the current methods available for assessing and developing interoception. Throughout this training, many videos, audio clips and real-life examples are shared in order to illustrate the application of all concepts.

This training is divided into 3 main sections:
Section 1: Overview of Interoception including what it is, what research tells about Interoception and how it applies to important areas such as toileting, eating, health management, emotional control and social skills.
Section 2: Briefly covers assessment of Interoception, including an overview of the Comprehensive Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness.
Section 3: Practical, evidence-based strategies for improving Interoception, including coverage of the brand new step-by-step protocol for improving Interoception.

Day 2 For Professionals: Advanced Application of Interoception Assessment & Intervention
Date: August 23
Time: 8:45-3:00 (lunch on your own)
Locations: CEC AV Room 34 Lorne Street Truro
Intended Audience: Individuals that will be leading the assessment and interventions for Interoception including: Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Behaviorists, Medical Personnel, Administrators, Parents and other Family Members
Overview: This interactive training is designed for individuals who completed the Introduction to Interoception course. Many hands-on opportunities for guided practice of assessment and intervention strategies are included in this training.

This training is divided into 2 main sections:
Section 1: An in-depth look at the Comprehensive Assessment for Interoceptive Awareness. All three sub-assessments will be covered in detail.
Section 2: Thorough coverage of a structured protocol for improving Interoception. Discussion allotted on the practical application of strategies and tips on embedding strategies within routines.

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