Group and Telehealth Implementation of the RUBI Parent Training Program


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General Information

Title: Setting up Shop: Group and Telehealth Implementation of the RUBI Parent Training Program

Presented By: Karen Bearss, PhD 

LIVE Webinar Date: Friday October 16, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability: Video closes 10 days after the LIVE webinar:  

Webinar recording closes on 10/26/20  at 11:59pm eastern


Given its extensive line of research, the The Research Unit on Behavioral Interventions (RUBI) Autism Network RUBI program can now be considered an empirically supported treatment for parents of children with ASD and disruptive behavior. It is now ready for wider implementation. Two potential expansions of RUBI is delivery of the intervention via telehealth and in a group format. Both group and telehealth delivery of RUBI increase patient access to an evidenced-based intervention while also potentially being more cost-effective than one-on-one delivery. Group PT could also confer the added benefit of social support for the participating parents. This workshop describes efforts to extend RUBI via telehealth and group delivery, including modifications required to successfully deliver the program in these formats.

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.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

• Identify current research findings on group and telehealth-based delivery of interventions for youth with ASD
• Identify common barriers to implementing RUBI in group and telehealth formats
• Identify the modifications required to successfully implement RUBI in these novel contexts

Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

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.


1:30 pm: Introduction
1:35 pm: Webinar begins
3:15 pm: Q&A session
3:30 pm: Evaluation, post-test and attendance code submission forms

Credit Hour Information

Behavior Analysts earn 2 CEUs* (Learning)
Psychologists earn 2 CE Hours*
Social Workers earn 2 Clinical CEs**
Certified Counselors earn 2 CE hours**

Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes

  • CEs not available for other professions

*CE for viewing Live or Recording


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