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Monterey County Chapter 

Autism, ADHD and Mental Health

  • 6 Oct 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito Road Monterey, CA 93940, Vista Del Mar Room
  • 12


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Autism, ADHD and Mental Health 

with Tricia Lara, MA, LMFT 

Friday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 pm 

CE Luncheon Event: A beautiful 3 course plated lunch will be served (vegetarian option available) 


11:30 - 11:45 am Registration

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Welcome and Announcements

12:00 - 2:00 pm Presentation

2:00 - 2:30 pm Checkout and CE certificates: 


Tricia Lara, LMFT, specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other conditions that impact executive functioning, will provide information that enhances therapists’ understanding and effectiveness with these populations. People with these conditions have unique needs and distinctive struggles in day-to-day life and in mental health treatment. Therapists will gain a basic understanding of new research and changes in the conceptualization of ASD and ADHD in recent years, and learn new skills to work with these groups. 

Measurable Learning Objectives: 

Therapists will be able to: 

  • Describe core traits of Autism and ADHD 

  • Explain why non-cisgendered Caucasian male diagnoses are increasing 

  • Describe what types of approaches and interventions are most likely to be effective

  • Discuss factors in historical mis-diagnoses, co-occurring diagnoses and profiles, and differentiation of developmental traits vs mental health traits. 

Presenter Bio: 

Tricia Lara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience working with individuals with developmental, executive functioning and Autism Spectrum diagnoses. In clinical, administrative, and educational roles Tricia has designed clinical programs and created interventions to effectively reduce mental health symptoms in clients with these diagnoses. Since 2017, Tricia has been the director of Connections Family and Behavioral Services, a mental health practice with offices throughout Monterey County that supports the mental health needs of this population in our community. She trains and leads a team of 10 clinicians and 4 clinical interventionists. 

2 CEs and lunch are included in the registration cost for this presentation


Licensed MC-CAMFT Members:  $35

Pre-Licensed MC-CAMFT Members: $25

Non-Members and Guests:  $48

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


Please contact Kate Newhouse at


Please Note: Certificates of completion will be awarded at the completion of the workshop to those who attend the workshop in its entirety, sign in and out, and complete the course evaluation form.

MC-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Provider# 050097.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, email

You may cancel for a full refund up to 15 days in advance of the event, or a 50% refund between 5 and 14 days in advance of the event. No refunds for cancellations within 4 days of the event or for no-shows or failure to attend due to emergencies. Unused funds cannot be applied to future workshops. All requests for refunds must be submitted by email at

The Monterey County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (MC-CAMFT)  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

P.O. Box 3092, Monterey, CA 93942

Located on Ancestral Native Lands of Rumsen/Ohlone/Esselen Peoples

MC-CAMFT Grievance Policy:  If a grievance regarding CEUs is brought to the attention of the MC-CAMFT Board the board will review it and will vote on the validity of the grievance.  If the grievance is proven valid by the Board a full or partial refund will be given.

ADA Compliance:  All MC-CAMFT luncheons and conferences are held in accessible locations.

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