A closer look at Sensory Processing Disorder, from diagnosis to treatment

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Sensory Processing Disorders can affect an person’s ability to function at home, school and in community settings, and this impact can be particularly severe for children. Unidentified and untreated Sensory Processing Disorders contribute to anxiety, attentional problems and difficulties self-regulating behavior. If therapists understand the interplay between sensory processing disorders and mental health issues, they can help their clients manage their symptoms in order to function better in the world around them.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe the interplay between sensory processing challenges, behavior and mental health issues; Explain how to identify sensory triggers that are affecting children; Provide psychoeducation to parents about how to effectively respond to emotional dysregulation in their child(ren)

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Shiro Torquato, PhD, PSY 14840

Child Psychology Expert

Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1986; a M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of the Pacific in 1988; a second M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1992; and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University in 1995. She has been licensed in the state of California since 1996. Dr. Torquato has been in private practice in Simi Valley since 1999. She specializes in psychological evaluations and educational consultations for children and adolescents. Dr. Torquato uses an approach of considering early child development as an essential component to comprehensive psychological evaluations. She also presents seminars to graduate students, interns and other mental health professions.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT


Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who helps out with Clearly Clinical, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

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