Secret Agent Society: Operation Regulation

Poster and Oral Presentations

Albaum, C. A., & Weiss, J. A. (2019, May). Emotion regulation and therapeutic alliance in cognitive behaviour therapy for children with autism. Workshop presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2019 Pre-Conference Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Burnham Riosa, P., Khan, M., & Weiss, J. A. (2019, May). The role of parent therapeutic alliance in cognitive behaviour therapy for children with autism. Panel presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Roudbarani, F., Albaum, C., & Weiss, J. A. (2019, May). Comparison of therapeutic alliance across informants: Therapist versus independent-observer ratings. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Tablon, P., Lake, J. K., Chan, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2018, June). Parent factors related to observed emotion regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), Montreal, QC.

Maughan, A. & Weiss, J. A. (2018, May). A qualitative analysis of psychology strengths in parents of children with autism using the Five-Minute Speech Sample. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Rotterdam, NL.

Lake, J. K., Tablon, P., Chan, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2018, May). Measuring emotion regulation in children with autism: A novel observational tool. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Rotterdam, NL.

Weiss, J. A., Thomson, K., Burnham Riosa, P., Albaum, C., Chan, V., Maughan, A., Tablon, P., & Black, K. (2018, May). A randomized waitlist controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy to improve emotion regulation in children with autism. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Rotterdam, NL.

Weiss, J. A. (2018, April). The Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research. Poster to be presented at the 2018 Canadian Autism Leadership Summit, Ottawa, ON.

Weiss, J. A., Thomson, K., Burnham Riosa, P., Albaum, C., Chan, V., Maughan, A., Tablon, P., & Black, K. (2018, April). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Improve Emotion Regulation and Reduce Psychopathology in Children with Autism: Secret Agent Society Operation Regulation. Symposium to be presented at the 51st Annual Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.

Albaum, C., Tablon, P., Roudbarani, F., & Weiss, J. A. (2018, April). Therapeutic Alliance in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children with Autism: Predictors and Relation to Treatment Outcome. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.

Tablon, P., Lake, J. K., Chan, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, November). Validation of an observational measure to assess emotion regulation in children with an autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 2017 Brain-Child-Partners Conference, Toronto, ON.

Black, K., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, August). Mindfulness in children with ASD. Paper presented at the 2017 American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Albaum, C. S., Roudbarani, F., Tablon, P., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, June). Correlates of common therapeutic process factors in children with autism involved in cognitive behaviour therapy. Poster presented at the 2017 Canadian Psychological Association’s 78th Annual Convention, Toronto, ON.

Albaum, C. S., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, May). Parent and child factors related to homework completion in cognitive-behavior therapy for children with ASD. Poster presented at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

Chan, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, May). Predictors of parent scaffolding in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

Maughan, A. L., Chan, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, May). Therapy satisfaction as a predictor of parent improvement following cognitive behavioral therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

Weiss, J. A., & Albaum, C. (2017, April). Randomized controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy to address emotion regulation in children with autism. Poster presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) – Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Black, K. R., Martini, J., Tablon, P., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, April). The Helpfulness of Mindfulness Practice in Children with Autism. Poster presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) – Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Albaum, C., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, April). Common therapeutic process factors in cognitive behaviour therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.  Presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) – Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Hassan, M., Thomson, K., Khan, M., Burnham Riosa, P., & Weiss, J. (2016, May). An evaluation of behavioural skills training for teaching graduate student therapists to provide evidence-based treatment to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 42nd Annual Conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Weiss, J. A., Burnham Riosa, P., & Albaum, C. S. (2016, May). Preliminary Results of an Emotion Regulation RCT for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2016, Baltimore, MD.

Burnham Riosa, P., & Weiss, J. A. (2016, May). Evaluation of the client-therapist relationship in an emotion regulation intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2016, Baltimore, MD.

Albaum, C. S., Burnham Riosa, P., & Weiss., J. A. (2016, May). Correlates of Autism Symptom Severity and Social-Emotional Cognition among Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2016, Baltimore, MD.

Hassan, M., Thomson, K., Khan, M., Burnham Riosa, P., & Weiss, J. (2016, April). Follow-up assessment of an evaluation of behavioural skills training for teaching graduate student therapists to provide evidence-based treatment to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) – Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, London, ON.

Ting, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2016, April). Emotion regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder: The role of parent co-regulation and scaffolding. Poster presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) – Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, London, ON.

Ting, V., Albaum, C., Burnham Riosa, P., Goodwin, A., Maughan, A., & Weiss, J. A. (2016, March). Emotion regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder: The role of parent co-regulation and scaffolding. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disability, San Diego, CA.

Maughan, A., Albaum, C., & Weiss, J. A. (2016, March). Parent-child relational outcomes following participation in cognitive behavioural therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disability, San Diego, CA.

Maughan, A., Burnham Riosa, P., Albaum, C., Ting, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2016, March). Parent mental health following participation in cognitive behavioural therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disability, San Diego, CA.

Albaum, C., Ting, V., & Weiss, J. (2015, October). Exploring the implications of parental expressed emotion on emotion regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference, Toronto, ON.

Ignatova, E., Albaum, C., & Weiss, J. A. (2015, June). Parental expressed emotion, verbal self-regulation and problem behaviour in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association 76th Annual Convention, Ottawa, ON.

Burnham Riosa, P., Thomson, K., Khan, M., & Weiss, J. A. (2015, May). Operationalizing the Therapeutic Relationship? Behavioral Measurement of Therapeutic Alliance in an Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Burnham Riosa, P., Khan, M., Thomson, K., & Weiss, J. A. (2015, May). Examining Therapeutic Alliance in an Emotion Regulation Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2015, Salt Lake City, UT.

Thomson, K., Burnham Riosa, P., & Weiss, J. A. (2015, May). Preliminary outcomes of an emotion regulation intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder: the Secret Agent Society: Operation Regulation. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2015, Salt Lake City, UT.

Thomson, K., Burnham Riosa, P., & Weiss, J. A. (2015, April). Initial Outcomes of an Emotion Regulation Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) – Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, Thorold, ON.


This project is supported by the Chair in Autism Treatment and Care Research.