University Autism Center

Individual Services

Psychologists offer the following services: individualized assessment and/or treatment within the clinic setting. Consultative services are available upon request, as well as provision of professional development for other service providers/locations.

Psychologists serve individuals, regardless of age, who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder with or without a comorbid psychiatric diagnosis and those who have related mental health issues or behavior that impairs social and adaptive function:

Affected Areas Considered for Psychological Assessment/Treatment:

  • Poor Interpersonal Relationships
  • Verbal or Physical Aggression
  • Mood Dysregulation
  • Behavioral Difficulties
  • Rigid Patterns of Behavior or Thinking
  • Inattention/Hyperactivity
  • Anxiety/Fears
  • Poor Adjustment
  • Difficulty Learning

Type of services provided:

  • Individual/Family/Group Psychotherapy
    • Individual Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
      • Therapeutic interventions to address rigid or dysfunctional patterns of thinking that lead to poor mood or adjustment
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Mindfulness based therapy to address mood regulation and/or impulsive and risky behavior
  • Parent Behavior Management Training
    • Training on contingency management to increase skill and diminish inattention, hyperactivity and other difficult behavior
  • Family Adjustment Therapy
    • Interventions designed to enhance family adjustment after a diagnosis of ASD
    • Differential Diagnosis
      • Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and other mental health disorders

Training:

Psychologists are available to offer trainings and workshops for professionals, parents, and community members related to diagnostic and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and other mental health disorders commonly comorbid or related to autism or diagnosed during childhood.

  • Full day (6 hours) or half day (3 hour) sessions
  • Lecture-based and/or hands-on practice

For additional information please contact Meredith Coffman at (573) 986-4985 or mcoffman@semo.edu

Contact

Phone: 573.986.4985
Fax: 573.986.4994
autismcenter@semo.edu
University Autism Center
611 North Fountain Street
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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