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LIVE WEBCAST: Autism in Couple Relationships 20 February 2021

$195.00 $175.00

Saturday 20th February 2021

9.30am – 4.00pm AEST (Streamed online from Brisbane, Australia)

Earlybird price til 7th February 2021

Description:

The aim of this seminar is to equip participants with knowledge and strategies for increasing relationship satisfaction where one or both partners have autism.  The initial promise of the relationship is exhilarating, each partner adoring the other and highly motivated to make it work. All couples discover issues, as the relationship develops, but when each partner’s neurology is working slightly differently, the other’s perspectives, needs and expectations can seem incomprehensible and communication almost impossible.  The issues can become more difficult and regular couple counselling sessions do not seem to work.

This seminar recognises and celebrates the qualities of both partners, and presents strategies commonly found to be helpful in improving neurodiverse relationships.  Tony and Michelle draw on their extensive experience in autism and couples counselling to present this seminar.

Who will benefit:

The seminar was created for both couples and relationship counsellors.  We highly recommend that both partners view this seminar.

 

 

Description

Description:

The aim of this seminar is to equip participants with knowledge and strategies for increasing relationship satisfaction where one or both partners have autism.  The initial promise of the relationship is exhilarating, each partner adoring the other and highly motivated to make it work. All couples discover issues, as the relationship develops, but when each partner’s neurology is working slightly differently, the other’s perspectives, needs and expectations can seem incomprehensible and communication almost impossible.  The issues can become more difficult and regular couple counselling sessions do not seem to work.

This seminar recognises and celebrates the qualities of both partners, and presents strategies commonly found to be helpful in improving neurodiverse relationships.  Tony and Michelle draw on their extensive experience in autism and couples counselling to present this seminar.

See trailer below for more information on content for the day. (Please note that the topics for the live webcast and the online pre-recorded course are the same.)

About the speakers

Prof. Tony Attwood PhD is an internationally recognised clinical psychologist, educator, and author. Recently featured on ABC’s Australian Story, Tony is one of the world’s foremost authorities on autism. His book Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals is an international best seller and seminal in the field.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for 27 years. In 2005 she founded Minds & Hearts, a now internationally recognised Clinic. Her research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health. She has co-authored six highly regarded books on autism, including a seminal work with Barb Cook on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism.

Learning Objectives

To increase understanding about autistic and non-autistic perspectives in a couple relationship, highlighting differences and similarities.

To develop realistic expectations for change in the relationship.

To develop strategies for increasing effective communication between partners.

To understand the developmental phases of the relationship, from meeting to aging, and to be able to match strategies to the developmental stage.

To learn strategies to increase the effectiveness of each partner for managing their own stress, emotions and supporting each other.

To adapt autism-friendly techniques for sharing the workload of a household/family.

To understand each partner’s love language and how to meaningfully express and receive love in the relationship.

To explore the expression of affection and intimacy and how this may be different in autism.

Discounts/Cancellation/Refund Policy Australia

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 Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Attwood and Garnett Events for future events, minus $50, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable.