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Matthew Smith

Virtual Interview Training for Transition Age Autistic Youth: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility and Initial Effectiveness Trial

Presented By:
Matthew Smith, PhD, MSW, MPE, LCSW, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan
August 11, 2022

In this webcast, you will:

  1. Describe where job interview training fits within pre-employment transition services (for autistic transition-age youth/transition-age youth with autism).
  2. Summarize the process of adapting Virtual Reality Job Interview Training into Virtual Interview Training for Transition Age Youth.
  3. Describe the core principles of how Virtual Interview Training for Transition Age Youth facilitates sustainable changes in job interview skills.
  4. Summarize the primary outcomes of a randomized controlled trial (and non-randomized trial) that evaluated initial real-world VIT effectiveness.
  5. Critically appraise the role of Virtual Interview Training for Transition Age Youth to enhance employment outcomes.

Presenter Bio:

Matthew J. Smith, PhD, MSW, MPE, LCSW, received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed post-doctoral fellowships in psychiatric epidemiology and biostatistics at Washington University in St. Louis and in translational neuroscience at Northwestern University. Dr. Smith also completed a fellowship on leading randomized controlled trials to evaluate behavioral interventions through the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. His primary research interests focus on developing and evaluating technology-based interventions that can be delivered in high schools, community mental health agencies and prisons to improve employment and mental health outcomes for transition-age youth with educational disabilities, adults with severe mental illness and/or other disabilities, and returning citizens.

Dr. Smith is currently the principal investigator on five projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Justice, the Kessler Foundation and the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research.  

Twitter Handles: @Dr_JobGetter and @leveluplab1