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      April 12, 2013

      Friday   8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

      311 Jones Mill Road
      Statesboro, Georgia 30458

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      Autism and Counseling Related Issues

      Friday, April 12, 2013

      8:30-9:00 Registration

      9:00-12:30 Workshop


      The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism presents


      Autism and Counseling Related Issues

      presented by

      Jennifer McGee, MA, LPC

      Advocacy/Education Specialist at The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism



      This presentation will provide the counselor with an overview of autism from a counseling perspective and identify specific skill strengths and weaknesses in relation to the emotional health of individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis and the emotional health of their caregivers. Specifically we will discuss social skills, language challenges, problem solving, learning of new skills, organization, stress management, and how these topics may appear and be addressed in a counseling setting.


       ØCurrent statistical information about Autism

      ØCharacteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) including Asperger’s Syndrome

      ØMyths and Misunderstandings about ASD

      ØStrengths and Weaknesses

      ØCounseling Issues


      About the Speaker:

      Jennifer McGee has earned a B.S. in Education majoring in Speech Language Pathology and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology. Her dissertation topic is the mental health professionals' perception of their role in the treatment of individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. She has over 16 years of experience in working with children and adolescenhts with special needs and their families in a variety of roles and settings including early intervention, daycare, public school, non-profit and private organizations. She is also the mother of four children, three of whom have a diagnosis of autism. She often shares her experiences both as a mother and a professional to help others gain insight on the issues faced by families raising children with special needs.  


      Continuing Education:

      3 CEs for core hours for Licensed Professional Counselors applied for through the LPCA of GA and approved

      3 CEs for core hours for LMFT applied for through GAMFT and apprpoved

      3 CEs for core hours for Social Workers through the NASW-GA and approved


      A BIG thank you to Willingway Hospital for hosting the event at their facility and for providing a light breakfast to our attendees.


      Cancellation Policy: MRC must be notified 14 days prior to a training via telephone, fax, or email in order to cancel registration and receive a full refund. If notification is not received prior to 14 days, a $5 processing fee will be charged. Under extenuating circumstances such as sudden illness or injury, the particpant may be able to attend a future training in place of the one that was missed.

      If you have questions, need more information, or need to register by phone please contact Jennifer McGee, LPC at 912.355.9098 ext 223 or email


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