Dr. Monkarsh is a Clinical Child Psychologist, who has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals on the autism spectrum since 1980. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and completed his pre- and post-doctoral clinical training at the University Affiliated Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Dr. Monkarsh trains family members in ways to facilitate socially adaptive behavior and self-regulation. He believes that in order to nurture the growth of an individual, others must understand the unique developmental process that characterizes a pervasive developmental disorder. This presentation explains the complexities of family interactions, the stresses they experience and how to best cope with them.


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