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Digital Seminar

Psychopharmacology in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBA
1 Hour 03 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 09, 2021
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Many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are on medications that are not supported in the literature as being effective in treating symptoms of ASD, which is confusing and alarming.  This program will review the latest research in psychopharmacology and ASD as well as: 

  • Benefits of certain pharmacological interventions in treating the symptoms of ASD 
  • Potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioural issues 
  • Your role as a treating clinician in assisting your client’s with ASD in psychopharmacological management 



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Licensed Pediatric Psychologist

Daily Behavioral Health

Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBA, is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with autism in the home, school, hospital and community settings. She works directly with educators, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. She is the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which has received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism.

Dr. Daily has written several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral-based curriculums focusing on teaching daily living skills to children with autism and published a peer-reviewed journal article supporting evidence for success of these programs. She has presented nationally on topics of autism, disruptive behaviors disorders, anxiety and chronic health conditions in the pediatric population. Dr. Daily has been featured in radio, television, and other media platforms in northeast Ohio. She is the author of The Key to Autism: An Evidence-Based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Daily received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cara Marker Daily is the president/training director for Daily Behavioral Health, Inc.  She is the founder/executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center.  She is an author for PESI Publishing & Media and receives royalties. Dr. Daily receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Cara Marker Daily is a community advisory board member of the Fairview Hospital. She is a board member for Building Behaviors Autism Center. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Psychological Association.


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  1. Support the benefits of certain pharmacological interventions in treating the symptoms of ASD. 
  2. Analyze the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioural issues. 
  3. Determine your role as a treating clinician in assisting your client’s with ASD in psychopharmacological management. 


  • Interventions for treating symptoms of ASD 
    • Behavioural, Developmental, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies 
    • Antipsychotics and Restrictive/repetitive behaviours 
  • Pharmacological research on treating ADHD Symptoms 
    • Stimulants and Alpha Agonists 
    • What are the potential Side Effects? 
  • Should SSRIs be used to treat anxiety/depression? 
  • Research on Melatonin and Sleep 
  • What is our role as clinicians in medication management? 

Target Audience

  • Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Nurses 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants 
  • Physical Therapists 
  • Physical Therapist Assistants 
  • Psychologists 
  • School Administrators 
  • Social Workers 
  • Speech-Language Pathologists 
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel 

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