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OCASG: “Dealing with Depression” Workshop with Dr. Gantman
September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feelings of sadness are common. Depression is when this mood continues for long periods of time. Unchecked, it can lead to fatigue, isolation, feelings of unworthiness that can result in self-destructive behaviors. Depression is common among teens with ASD with studies from parents reporting depressed moods at a rate as high as around 50%. In this session, Dr. Gantman will lead a discussion on recognizing signs of depression, understanding the causes, and learning the skills and techniques available for tackling depression. This workshop is for adults and parents of individuals with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism and/or PDD NOS.
The fee is just $20 per session payable online
These sessions are open only to OCASG members. If you are not yet an OCASG member family, or if you have not yet paid your annual dues, you may join or pay dues, and also pre-pay for this workshop, at this link: www.memberplanet.com/s/ocasg/membership-application
The workshops are held Saturday mornings on the campus of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach.
About Dr. Alex Gantman
Before moving full-time into private practice, Dr. Gantman was a licensed Clinical Psychologist at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a faculty member and Autism Instructor at the UCLA Tarjan Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Dr. Gantman received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PGSP-Stanford University Consortium. He received a highly prestigious Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional (T32) National Research Service Award from the National Institute for Mental Health. At UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience, he was a Principal Investigator on the adaptation and development of the PEERS Program, an evidence-based, parent-assisted, social skills group intervention for adolescents, to address the unique needs of college age young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. His research has been published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and his work has been presented at professional conferences including the International Meeting for Autism Research.