Supporting Therapeutic Progress with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autistic people / people with autism experience social, emotional and communication challenges that can make traditional talk-therapy approaches difficult for them to benefit from, or, even harmful. In this workshop, clinicians will learn strategies tailored to individuals with ASD to enhance therapeutic alliance and overall success in psychotherapy.
I am a school and clinical psychologist who has worked for years with youth on the spectrum in school and private settings. Many individuals with autism do not get their needs adequately addressed within the mental health care system, and my goal is to increase clinician’s competency and comfort in working with those on the spectrum in order to improve their access to quality care.
In this talk, I will review the core traits of Autism and how traditional therapeutic modalities (emotion focused, psychodamic, CBT, etc) may pose challenges for individuals on the spectrum. I will also review the needs of autistic individuals and how to best meet those needs, along with specific strategies tailored to their clinical profile. You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of autism and how to work with clients who present with these traits.
This talk is scheduled for one hour, and plenty of time will be left for discussion. It will be recorded, so registrants can attend live or watch the video afterwards.
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