Setting up Shop: Clinic Design Considerations when Implementing RUBI – Spring 2021


Friday, June 25, 2021 

Dr. Karen Bearss

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm eastern ( New York)

Recording Availability:

You must register prior to the LIVE event to have access to the video. Video closes 10 days after the RUBI PART 5 LIVE webinar.

Video closes 7/5/21 at 11:59 pm eastern (New York)

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Event Information


There is a pressing need to close the chasm between demonstrated efficacy of interventions for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) validated under ideal conditions and their effectiveness when implemented in community settings. With over a dozen published research studies, The Research Unit on Behavioral Interventions (RUBI) Autism Network Parent Training Program has been found to be acceptable to parents, reliably delivered by trained therapists, and effective in reducing disruptive behavior when evaluated under ideal conditions (i.e. efficacy trials). RUBI is emerging as an important component of short-term, effective treatment for children with ASD and has been expanding reach into “real-word” clinical practice. This workshop focuses on considerations and intervention modifications required to successfully transition RUBI, as studied in a clinical trial, into a viable service for community practitioners.

Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Compare and contrast research versus clinical implementation of RUBI
• Identify exemplars of implementation of RUBI in a clinical setting
• Select standardized assessment procedures that allow for patient characterization and outcomes assessment of RUBI in a clinical setting
• Identify viable approaches to practice-related implementation considerations (e.g., billing, room lay out, incorporation of the child in session).
• Select methods to incorporate trainees into a RUBI clinic model


Karen Bearss is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She earned her B.S. in Psychology as well as her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the UW community, she served as an Associate Research Scientist at the School of Nursing and Child Study Center at Yale University and Assistant Professor at Emory University where her work focused on parenting interventions for children with disruptive behaviors, as well as the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments into community mental health centers. At UW, her research continues to focus on developing, evaluating and implementing evidence-based parenting interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Bearss also directs the RUBI Clinic at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center.
Disclosure Statement:


Dr. Bearss receives residual payments from Oxford University Press through their sales of the RUBI Clinician Manual and accompanying Parent Workbook. Dr. Bearss also receives speaker fees for presenting this and all other webinars in the RUBI Parent Training Instructional Series.



    • Behavior Analysts earn 2 CEUs (Learning)  LIVE & RECORDING
    • Psychologists earn 2 CE Hours  LIVE & RECORDING
    • Social Workers earn 2 Clinical CEs  LIVE only
    • Certified Counselors earn 2 CE hours  LIVE & RECORDING (Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship)
    • Not eligible for  AOTA,  credit hours. You may download a certificate of attendance if your profession is not represented.


Please read the following information carefully:

    • You must attend the entire event to receive credit
    • Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes
    • For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page


10:30 am: Introduction
10:35 am: Webinar begins
12:25 pm: Q & A session
12:30 pm: Evaluation, post-test and attendance code submission forms