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Clinical Implementation of the RUBI Parent Training Program – Spring 2021


Friday, June 18, 2021 

Dr. Karen Bearss

Time: 10:30 am – 2:45 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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This workshop is a continuation of the introductory series and is designed to prepare clinicians for the implementation the RUBI program in practice. Through the use of manual materials and case exemplars, this 4-hour workshop will focus on treatment delivery strategies and challenges, including considerations when choosing cases, discussion of common “pitfalls” when implementing session materials, and how to promote successful delivery of the intervention in order to meet the needs of individual children and their families. Ongoing training opportunities and certification criteria also will be reviewed. Participants will be expected to have access to the RUBI Clinician Manual and accompanying Parent Workbook for this workshop.

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:

  • Identify target clinical populations appropriate for the delivery of RUBI.
  • Identify clinical considerations for each of the 11 Core and 7 Supplemental RUBI sessions.
  • Identify common barriers to treatment fidelity and develop responsive solutions.
  • Select treatment delivery plans that are responsive to clinic demands and family needs.
  • Identify ways to respond to common parent concerns and issues faced by therapists through case examples.



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 4 CEUs (Learning)  LIVE & RECORDING
    • Psychologists earn 4 CE Hours  LIVE & RECORDING
    • Social Workers earn 4 Clinical CEs  LIVE only
    • Certified Counselors earn 4 CE hours  LIVE & RECORDING (Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship)
    • NOW approved for AOTA credit hours! .4 CEUs LIVE & RECORDING | Course Approval Number: 02209 



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
12:30 pm: 15 minute break
12:45 pm: First Q&A session
12:55 pm Webinar resumes
2:30 pm: Second Q&A session
2:45 pm: Evaluation, post-test and attendance code submission forms