Groden Fall Symposium

Thursday, October 24, 2019 

Jewish Community Center, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence

Standard Admission:
Professional Credit (APA/SW):

A morning full of education and support designed for family members, therapists and other practitioners who work with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.


Symposium Schedule

7:30 - Registration & Breakfast
(Continental Breakfast)

Opening Remarks
Dr. Cooper Woodard, PhD, BCBA, Chief Clinical Officer

8:45-10:15 -
Teaching Social Skills to Children and Adolescents with ASD:
Incorporating Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Techniques
Dr. Kelley Pistacchio, PhD & Nancy E. Mabry, BCBA, LBA

10:15-10:30 - Break 

10:30-12:00 - Trauma Informed Approaches to Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Christine Emond, LICSW & Christine Hathaway, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA 

12:00 - Closing Remarks 

On-site parking available

This program is co-sponsored by the Groden Center and The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offers a total of 3.00 contact hours, with full attendance required.   Application forms  will be available on site. The CE processing fee is $10.00 to be paid with registration. CE verifications are mailed to participants following the event. If you have questions regarding the program, speakers, continuing education credit, learning objectives, grievance issues, please contact The Institute at:

Note:  It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their licensing/certification board.

Note:  To receive CE credit, attendees must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit a completed evaluation for the program.

Continuing Education Offered


The Institute for Continuing Education is an organization approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Work

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted.  This website will be updated regarding accreditation approval.


NBCC credit is not offered.  Social workers are urged to check the regulations of their state counseling board for accepted counseling events.

Skill Level

This event is appropriate for mental health professionals of all skill levels.

Instruction Methodology

Didactic, demonstration, audio-visual, experiential exercises, case examples.

Please submit any special needs requirements to Amy Diller at 401-274-6310 x1130 or

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be made for cancellations received 7 days before the event. No refunds will be given for requests received after 7 days before the event, or for "no shows". Cancellations should be made in writing.

Participants arriving late or departing early will not receive credit or documentation of attendance.

No partial credit provided.