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First Friday Forum: Phenotypic Differences in Girls and Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Friday, May 01, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

First Friday Forum Webinar:
Phenotypic Differences in Girls and Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Friday, May 1, 2020

This program will be held virtually because of safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To receive CE credit for attending this program, please fill out the evaluation form that was emailed to you. A CE certificate will be emailed to you within five business days.

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

CE Credit:

This program has been approved for Continuing Education credits by the following:

  • MPA as an approved sponsor of the American Psychological Association
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work

About the Program

Presenters will provide a general overview of characteristics and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The focus of the presentation will provide in depth evidence for phenotypic differences in presentation of girls and women on the autism spectrum. Clinical implications for diagnosis and strategies for diagnostic interviewing will also be discussed.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the social model of disability framework for understanding autism.
  2. Explain female protective factors and male bias affecting 4:1 ratio.
  3. Identify and clinical presentation across ASD criteria in girls and women.
  4. Apply skills and knowledge to clinical work.

About the Presenters:

Jael Jaffe-Talberg, Psy.D., LP, obtained a doctorate in psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University–Chicago. She has been licensed since 2016 and has lived and worked in Minnesota since 2018. Dr. Jaffe-Talberg is experienced in psychological assessment and evaluation for autism and differential mental health diagnosis, which is the focus of her work at Fraser. She also supervises and trains pre- and post-doctoral interns. Dr. Jaffe-Talberg has extensive experience providing family and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults, with a specialty in play therapy and relational treatments. She is passionate about girls’ and women’s issues and men and masculinity, and committed to diversity and multicultural awareness in treatment.

Gregory Simonson, Ph.D., LP, obtained a doctorate in psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has been licensed since 2019. Dr. Simonson is experienced in psychological assessment and evaluation for autism and complex mental health diagnoses. He is
trained to evaluate and treat individuals from early childhood through adults. Dr. Simonson has extensive experience providing family and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on working with individuals on the autism spectrum.

The speakers have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program has also been approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

Click here to view and download a PDF registration flyer.

Pricing MPA Member Non-Member Student
Regular Registration $45 $65 $15


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. Transfer of fee to another program is granted if written cancellation notice is received at least one day before the program. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.