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Improving Communication with Parents in Interprofessional Practice


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Event Information

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Autism Assessment and Intervention Series

Improving Communication with Parents in Interprofessional Practice

Presented by: Noha Minshawi, PhD, HSPP

Live: Thursday, September 15, 2022  | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

The recording of all ABACLive events are accessible to those that register for the live event for 2-weeks.

Continuing education credit and professional development requirements must be met within that two-week window.

The recording will close on 9/29/22 at 11:59 pm eastern


Interdisciplinary teams work cooperatively supporting the delivery of services to individuals, families, and caretakers. At times, differing perspectives make collaboration challenging, which can negatively impact caregivers and client outcomes, especially when goals and/or interventions are not in alignment. Thus, these professionals require instruction in strategies that can help break down professional barriers to collaborate effectively while maintaining their own ethical and professional obligations, in addition to requiring instruction in the challenges parents and caregivers face and how to cooperate effectively with parents and caregivers to improve outcomes. In this two-hour webinar, Dr. Noha Minshawi will describe common factors that can lead to stress in parents/caregivers of clients diagnosed with autism and related disabilities, and the benefits of improved collaboration and communication with parents/caregivers. After laying the foundation, Dr. Minshawi will review strategies to improve collaboration and communication between interprofessional providers and parents/caregivers, and appropriate strategies to address common parent/provider conflicts to improve outcomes for families.


Interprofessional group of professionals who work with those diagnosed with ASD or related disorders.

We also welcome those for whom the topic is within their scope of practice, students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us. Note that continuing education credit may not be available for all professionals in the target audience. ABAC will provide a certificate of attendance for those who attend for professional development purposes.


After attending this event participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common factors that can lead to stress in parents/caregivers of clients diagnosed with autism and related disabilities.
  2. Identify the benefits to improved collaboration and communication with parents/caregivers.
  3. Identify strategies to improve collaboration and communication between interprofessional providers and parents/caregivers.
  4. Select appropriate strategies to address common parent/provider conflicts



Dr. Minshawi has been on the faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine since 2007. Her clinical practice is focused on Applied Behavior Analysis and behavioral interventions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as the assessment and diagnosis of ASD and other childhood disorders. Dr. Minshawi provides parent training in individually-designed behavioral interventions, as well as training for students and professionals on the behavioral assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ASD. Her interests have focused on parent training in ASD, as well as social skills interventions for this population. In 2011 she founded and became Program Director of the Psychology Post-doctoral Fellowship in Autism in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine and in 2013 founded and became Primary Supervisor of the Pre-doctoral Internship Autism Core Rotation in the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Among her extensive accomplishments, she is also an Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, Clinical Director at Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and has co-authored or authored a number of journal articles and book chapters including two chapters published in the recently published Handbook of Interdisciplinary Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Dr. Minshawi does not have any financial disclosures


  • 0.2 IACET CEUs:  (Who recognizes IACET Accreditation)
  • 2 BACB CEUs (Learning)
  • 2 APA Credit Hours for psychologists and non-psychologists* CONTENT AREA LEVEL: Introductory
  • 2 NBCC Credit Hours (Content Area: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship)
  • 2 QABA LUs (Learning Units)


*ASWB credit hours not offered for this Live Event. Some Social Workers may use APA credit hours for continuing education. Please check with your licensing board. 


  • Attendance Verification and Passing Score on Post-test (80%) Required to Earn Continuing Education Credit
  • Participants are provided multiple opportunities to pass the post-test and provide attendance verification.
  • For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page.

If the abovementioned continuing education credit requirements are not met, participants will not receive continuing education credit. Partial credit will not be awarded. Refunds and transfers are not granted if requirements are not met. In the event additional support is necessary to achieve the expected outcomes (see below) please reach out to to request assistance.

Attendees who meet the continuing education credit requirements must also fill out a confidential evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, the certificate can be found in the "My Certificates" tab in an attendee's personal dashboard.

Post-test: Multiple choice questions| Total anticipated time to complete: Approximately 15 minutes (CE eligible for some professions) | Passing score: 80%

Attendance Verification: Attendance Code Submission Form | Total anticipated time to complete: 2 minutes


Certificate of attendance are offered to those who do not need or require continuing education credit. For those attending the live event, selecting "other" as a professional designation will produce a certificate of attendance for professional development or internal organization training purposes.


After attending this event, attendees will select the correct answer on 80% of the questions within 3 attempts of the post-test that assesses the 4 learning objectives for this 2-hour event.


12:00 pm: Introduction: Welcome, Requirements to earn continuing education, Presenter Bio
12:05 pm: Webinar begins
1:45 pm: Q&A opportunity
2:00 pm: CE requirements, evaluation, check out, certificate of completion


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  • Two-week Post-Live Event Access Period: During this time, those that registered for the live event are able to view the recording, access handouts and other resources provided (if applicable) and complete continuing education requirements.