Internet-Based Support for Young Adults with ADHD and Autism (2 CE)
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Bio: This course has been developed by Sehlin, H., Hedman Ahlstrom, B., Andersson, G., and Wentz, E. (2018). Experiences of an Internet-Based Support and Coaching Model for Adolescents and Young Adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Qualitative Study. BMC Psychiatry, 2018.
Course Description: This course is intended to provide information on socially-relevant factors for practitioners to consider when delivering internet-based services to young adults and adolescents with ADHD or autism. The authors describe a study in which online support and coaching sessions were held across an eight-week period, then followed by interviews with each participant. These interviews yielded data on the participants’ reasons for choosing to participate in the study, their experience taking part in the coaching process, and how the format of the coaching and support sessions was received. Discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the online model, as well as suggestions for improvement as presented as well.
1. Identify current challenges to providing socially acceptable treatments and social supports for individuals with ADHD and autism.
2. Summarize the benefits and disadvantages of online coaching as reported by the participants.
3. Identify best practices and considerations for utilizing online delivery of treatment when working with individuals with ADHD and autism.
Course Format: Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.