2017 SUMMER INSTITUTE:
UBC Summer Scholar - Jonathan Weiss, PhD
EPSE 565A 951 | non-credit
All courses are subject to minimum enrolment. We advise that participants do not finalize any travel arrangements until notified that this course is confirmed.
This course will provide an introduction into the assessment and treatment of mental health problems in people with ASD across the life span. Students will become familiar with frameworks of mental health, including case conceptualization based on pathology and on positive youth development, and will review best practice guidelines in the assessment of mental health problems in people with ASD. Students will learn about the presentation of common mental health problems in people with ASD and evidence-based treatments to address them.
Classes will consist of theory, case-based and video-based learning, and opportunities for discussion.
- Learn about mental health problems in people with ASD
- Be introduced to case conceptualization, treatment planning and formulation
- Be introduced to a variety of interventions and their theoretical backgrounds
Familiarity with conceptualization and assessment of ASD is recommended.
- All participants are required to attend the full 10 day program, a Certificate of Participation will be issued upon completion.
- Non-credit registration is restricted to practicing professionals with the appropriate background – teachers, school psychologists, school administrators, counselors, behaviour consultants, etc. Registration is not open to parents, special education assistants, or early childhood educators.
Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D. (York University), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, and a Clinical Psychologist. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Surrey Place Centre (Toronto) and a post-doctoral fellowship in the Dual Diagnosis Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and was a fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
His research focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people with autism spectrum disorders and/or intellectual disabilities across the lifespan. He conducts studies into how people with developmental disabilities access mental health care in Ontario, and is interested in their health service needs, their emergency service use, and their experiences of psychiatric crisis. Families play a critical role in the health of people with developmental disabilities by providing them with care and enabling their access to health services, and he is currently focused on learning about the experience of family caregivers. He is interested in program development and evaluation, and in particular on the impact of Special Olympics on the psychological well-being of participants, and of cognitive-behavioural and social skill interventions to promote resilience and improve the mental health of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Weiss holds the CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research, as well as operating funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
UBC Vancouver | Face-to-Face
UBC Faculty of Education
2125 Main Mall | Scarfe Room 203 | map
July 10 -21
8:00am - 12:00pm
Monday to Friday
Registration & Fees
Fees for this program, as well as the opening date for registration, will depend upon your registration type or student category.
Expression of Interest
If you are interested in attending this program as a non-credit student, submit your information here:
If a seat is available, we will then be in contact with you after March 22 to finalize your non-credit registration and payment of fees.
- Non-Credit Participation Fee: $578 + GST
Refund Policy for Non-Credit Applications:
If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit written notice by to be eligible for a refund (less a $65 administration fee). No refund will be made for cancellations received later than this date, unless a course is cancelled by UBC Faculty of Education.
Review the FAQs for Non-Credit Course Registration.
UBC Student Registration
Current UBC students can register for credit courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login (CWL).
Registration opens in early March, see the Summer Session dates for the opening registration date for your student category. Many summer programs fill quickly, early registration is strongly recommended.
- Graduate Course (3.0 credits)
EPSE 565A 951 | Special Course in Subject Matter Field
Graduate student fees apply; see details below.