“Emotion Dysregulation Across the Autism Spectrum”
This lecture is part of the Developmental Psychopathology Series, which is integrated as part of the Department of Psychiatry Research Seminar.
Hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center (IDDRC).
Abstract: This talk will provide an overview of emotion regulation research in ASD, with an emphasis on the studies being conducted at the Regulation of Emotion in ASD Adults, Children, and Teens (REAACT) Program at the University of Pittsburgh. The development and psychometric properties of the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory (EDI) will be described. Data comparing EDI scores between samples of over 1000 youth with ASD and 1000 without ASD will be used to illustrate the importance of considering emotion regulation as a treatment target in ASD. Characteristics associated with EDI severity and stability in ASD will be described. Finally, our approach to treatment development to improve emotion regulation via psychosocial treatment and technology-based supports will be described, drawing from on-going randomized controlled trial, open trial, and inpatient studies with children through young adults inclusive of the full range of ASD severity.
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