Research Update- JTSP upcoming issue

The next issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (JTSP) will be released at the NATSAP Annual Conference in January 2022. Print copies will be distributed to conference attendees and digital copies will be available online. This issue's theme is neurodiversity. Dr. Neal Christensen, Guest Editor, curated an issue that makes a substantial contribution to the literature and clinical practice for neurodiverse clients in outdoor behavioral healthcare and other residential treatment settings.

Topics addressed in the issue:

  • The neurobiology of autism
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in females
  • Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and its relationship to the autism spectrum
  • Measures to assess presence of OCD, PDA, and characteristics and behaviors associated with masking in ASD
  • Treating clients who have co-morbid ASD and OCD
  • Treatment interventions for clients with ASD