Now Archived: Supporting Individuals with I/DD and Mental Health Needs


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Wednesday, January 13, 2016- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar


Webinar Description:

Exploring the use of a biopsychosocial framework and case-presentation forum in order to identify and address the support needs of individuals with IDD and co-occurring mental health diagnoses or complex behavior presentations.

A Webinar from AUCD's Mental Health Aspects of I/DD Special Interest Group



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Beth Bryant-Claxton, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Disability Studies (MS UCEDD)

Dr. Beth Bryant-Claxton received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida. She completed pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and a postdoctoral LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) fellowship at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, a University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), where she also served as faculty at the New York Medical College. She previously was the Director of the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Training Project at Partners for Inclusive Communities, Arkansas' UCEDD, an Arkansas-licensed Clinical Psychologist, providing the statewide training and certification for Positive Behavior Support Specialists and developing PBS plans for United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas. Most recently, Dr. Bryant-Claxton served as the Clinical Director for Arkansas START (Systemic, Therapeutic Assessment, Resources and Treatment), a crisis prevention and intervention program for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and complex behavioral health needs. She joined the Institute for Disability Studies, the UCEDD at the University of Southern Mississippi, as Executive Director in October of 2014.


 Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith. M.D., Medical Director, Arkansas START

Leslie Gene Smith, M.D. is double boarded in Psychiatry and Addictions. Dr. Smith earned his medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is currently the Medical Director of the GAIN program, an assertive community treatment program with 3 teams: SMI population, Dual Diagnosis population, and Forensic population. He also owns a private practice psychiatric clinic that includes 3 physicians and the private practice focuses on hospice care, geriatrics, substance abuse treatment, and dual diagnosis patients (SA/MI and or DD/MI). Dr. Smith is the medical director of the CET/ArkSTART program for Arkansas