Interoception, The 8th Sense: Impact on Self-Regulation, Mental Health, Language, and Social Connection
During this workshop, participants will gain an in-depth understanding about interoception including the impact this sense has on the development of social-emotional skills and positive behavior. This session provides a fresh, evidence-based approach that supports emotional regulation in line with current neuroscience and mental health research. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies for improving interoception, including coverage of The Interoception Curriculum, a step-by-step framework for improving interoceptive awareness.
Goal and Objectives
Understanding interoception and gain evidence-based strategies for practical solutions to support individual needs.
Participants will be able to:
1. Define and understand interoception, our 8th sensory system.
2. Synthesize research foundations of interoception and describe the impact it has on regulation, mental health, language, and social connections.
3. Identify at least 1 method for assessing interoception.
4. Identify at least 3 evidence-based strategies for building interoception.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for teachers, psychologists, physicians, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, early childhood educators, mental health providers, administrators, behavior consultants, ABA therapists, adult providers. and family members as well as researchers, clinicians, and others interested in supporting people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Date and Time
November 3, 2021 – Zoom Workshop
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Cost and Registration Information
The registration fee for this workshop is $75.00 USD.
IRCA recognized behavior consultants and autism leaders will receive a code that allows them to attend for $50.00 USD.
To register, click on "Registration and Consumer Education Funds" tab below.
Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L, earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She has been an occupational therapist for 18 years, serving school-aged children and adults. Kelly is winner of multiple awards including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA and is actively involved in several research projects pertaining to topics such as interoception, self-regulation, trauma & autism. Kelly is an international speaker and presents frequently on topics related to interoception.
Registration and payments are processed online by Indiana University (IU) Conferences. You may pay with a purchase order, credit, or debit card. Once registered, you will receive the link to the Zoom Workshop on the payment confirmation page, as well as via email on your invoice from email@example.com.
To register, use this link: https://go.iu.edu/417J
All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.
Consumer Education Funds
For information on Consumer Education Funds for family members or individuals with disabilities in Indiana, see https://www.in.gov/gpcpd/featured-projects/consumer-education-fund/ or call 317-232-7770.
Certificates of Attendance for 5 instructional hours will be available at no charge and can be used for:
• Professional Growth Plan points.
• Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Continuing Education credits for Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants licensing requirements.
• Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for Category I Continuing Education hours for Social Workers (LSW), Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) , Marriage and Family Therapist Associates (LMFTA ), Mental Health Counselors (LMHC ), Mental Health Counselor Associates (LMHCA) , Addiction Counselors (LAC), and Clinical Addiction Counselors (LCAC) licensing requirements.
• Type II BCBA Credits will also be available at no cost by emailing Dr. Cathy Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Julia Deaton at email@example.com. Registration questions should be directed to Indiana University Conferences at 800-933-9330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional content information, contact Amy Gaffney at email@example.com.
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. If you have questions about accessibility or have a request for alternative formats or other accommodations, please contact Julia Deaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-855-6508 with your request at least three weeks in advance of the event.