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LIVE WEBCAST and Live in London: MASTERCLASS - Therapy for Autistic Girls and Women, 20 January 2023

$276

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Live Webcast and Live Event in London

Venue: Science Gallery, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9GU, United Kingdom

20th January 2023

9.30 – 4.00pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Description

Information will be provided on support and therapy to develop a positive sense of self, enhance strategies for self-advocacy, executive functioning, emotion understanding and regulation, to improve friendship and relationship abilities from early childhood to the adult years, and how aspects of autism can contribute to a successful career. Adaptations to conventional therapy will be explained to accommodate the profile of abilities and experiences of autistic girls and women in the treatment of common clinical presentations including anxiety and depression, eating disorders, and gender dysphoria.

Who will benefit?

Professionals who see autistic children, adolescents, and adults as part of their work, including: Psychologists and psychiatrists; GPs; Employment agencies; Social workers and counsellors; School teachers and teacher assistants; Occupational therapists; Speech pathologists; Developmental educators; Nurse Practitioners and Mental Health Nurses; Counsellors; Staff in clinics for mental health problems – mood and anxiety disorder, eating disorders, gender dysphoria and personality disorders.

Autistic adults and parents or carers of autistic girls and women may wish to attend to increase their own understanding of autism and strategies that can help.

What will you receive?

5.5 hours of Live Training

There is an opportunity for Q&A with Michelle and Tony at specific times throughout the day

Downloadable Handouts to complement the course

5.5 hours toward your CPD hours

If attending live, morning tea and lunch are provided

All attendees will be given access to the recording for 60 days after the event (accessed via the Member Dashboard)

Certificate of Attendance (upon request)

Description

Masterclass Day 2 provides information on support and therapy to develop a positive sense of self, enhance strategies for self-advocacy, executive functioning, emotion understanding and regulation, to improve friendship and relationship abilities from early childhood to the adult years, and how aspects of autism can contribute to a successful career. Adaptations to conventional therapy will be explained to accommodate the profile of abilities and experiences of autistic girls and women in the treatment of common clinical presentations including anxiety and depression, eating disorders, and gender dysphoria.

About the speakers

Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on Autism Spectrum Disorder. He currently works in his own private practice and is also an adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006, has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1. Tony has been a sole and joint author for a further 14 subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press. He has also contributed to 38 research papers and 22 book chapters.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD Dr Michelle Garnett is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for three decades. Her peer-reviewed research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health for autistic individuals. She has co-authored seven highly regarded books on autism, six with Prof Tony Attwood. Her most recent book, Autism Working: A Seven-Stage Plan to Thriving at Work lays out a practical plan for autistic adolescents and adults to thrive at work, including how to onboard an autistic employee. Her 2019 book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. She co-wrote Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child’s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum to provide guidance to parents of young autistic children. She runs a private practice in Brisbane, Australia, and regularly provides training in autism nationally and internationally.

Learning Objectives

To understand the reasons for problems with emotion perception, expression, and regulation for autistic girls and women.

Recognition of the effects of alexithymia, impaired interoception and empathic attunement on the ability to experience and express emotions.

To know how to adapt therapy to maximise therapeutic effectiveness for autistic girls and women.

To learn strategies to treat anxiety and depression in autistic girls and women.

Understand issues regarding self-identity and low self-esteem for autistic girls and women and strategies to enhance the concept of self.

Learn therapeutic activities to enhance self-concept and self-esteem for autistic girls and women.

Strategies for increasing self-advocacy skills for teens and women.

Understand how Polyvagal theory can facilitate emotion management.

Understand issues and strategies regarding vulnerability to bullying, teasing and social and sexual abuse.

Understand and manage executive functioning skills.

Learn strategies to develop friendship skills in childhood, adolescence and the adult years.

Choose resources to improve social reasoning abilities from childhood through to the adult years.

To gain an understanding of the challenges and potential solutions for autistic women in achieving and maintaining meaningful employment, long-term relationships and being a mother.

Discounts/Cancellation/Refund Policy

Please Note: The quickest and easiest way to book is online.

Discount: If you are a full time student requiring a discount please enquire about our student rate and send in a photocopy of your student ID card or if you are facing hardship please email events@attwoodandgarnettevents.com to apply for a discount.

For In the Room Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice for cancellation  payment will be refunded, minus a £100 administrative fee per day to cover catering and administrative costs. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Attwood and Garnett Events for future events, minus £100 per day, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable.

For Webcast Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice for cancellation  payment will be refunded, minus a £25 administrative fee to cover administrative costs. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Attwood and Garnett Events for future events, minus £100, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable.

Important Information

All pricing is in GBP and includes VAT.

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