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WEBCAST EVENT: MASTERCLASS Day 2 – Support and Therapy for Autistic Teenagers – 25 October 2024

Original price was: $313.50.Current price is: $280.50.

Live Webcast – Friday, 25 October 2024
9:30am-4:00pm AEST (Brisbane)

Please note that this is Day 2 of a 2-Day Masterclass. To see Day 1 <CLICK HERE> 

Purpose: 

To provide a comprehensive training to professionals in how to support, teach and provide therapy for autistic teenagers who have fluent language. 

Description: 

Participants will learn best practice models for support and therapy with autistic adolescents, including adaptations for teaching and individual and group therapy programs. Specific therapeutic techniques are provided for treating depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and encouraging friendship and a positive self-identity. Classroom accommodations that support autistic students at high school are also provided. 

While this Masterclass includes some content from our previous course, Masterclass: Support and Treatment for Autistic Children and Adolescents, we have updated the course and only discuss teenagers to allow more depth on this topic.  

Who will benefit?

Health and education professionals who are involved in the support and therapy of autistic adolescents, including psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, mental health nurses, counsellors, GPs, paediatric psychiatrists, and paediatricians. 

Parents, family members and autistic teenagers who are interested in support and therapy options to inform their choices. 

Description

Participants will learn best practice models for support and therapy with autistic adolescents, including adaptations for teaching and individual and group therapy programs. Specific therapeutic techniques are provided for treating depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and encouraging friendship and a positive self-identity. Classroom accommodations that support autistic students at high school are also provided. 

While this Masterclass includes some content from our previous course, Masterclass: Support and Treatment for Autistic Children and Adolescents, we have updated the course and only discuss teenagers to allow more depth on this topic.

TEACHING PROCESS

The course material is presented using a combination of didactic teaching, case studies, and question time. Each day is a stand-alone workshop, and participants may choose to choose either one or both workshops. Several handouts are included to assist professionals in their practice and supplement the teaching or therapy process. 

Testimonials

“Best PD I have been to, both as a psychologist & parent. The speakers were excellent.” 

“Thank you for guiding us through the material and providing your clinical experience and personal stories. This is very powerful to hear and helps to understand the content of the material you are delivering.”

“Thanks for packing so much important and interesting information into today. I knew it would be terrific but you both exceeded my expectations.”

“I loved the genuineness of both Tony and Michelle to help and support the audience to understand Autism.”

About the speakers

Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a remarkable career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is one of the world’s foremost specialists on Autism. Holding an Honour’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Surrey, and a PhD from the University of London, his credentials are a testament to his expertise. Currently serving as an adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland, Professor Attwood’s impact has enriched the global understanding of autism.

Alongside Dr Michelle Garnett, Professor Attwood co-founded Attwood & Garnett Events in 2019, driven by the shared goal of enhancing autism awareness and understanding. Their shared vision seeks to reshape the narrative surrounding autism to create a world where autism is embraced, and the diverse strengths, talents, and perspectives of autistic individuals are celebrated. This transformative narrative fosters a more inclusive and accepting society, benefitting all its members.

Renowned for his extensive contributions to understanding Asperger’s Syndrome, now commonly referred to as autism, Professor Attwood has authored numerous publications on the subject. His seminal book, Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals debuted in 1998, resonated globally and has since found its voice in over 25 languages, making his insights accessible across cultures and continents.

With a dedicated commitment to practical application, he has run a private practice for 30 years, only recently closing his books due to a long waiting list. Beyond his clinical work, he dedicates significant time to travel, sharing insights and knowledge through workshops and seminars across national and international platforms.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of specialising in autism. In 2005, she founded Minds & Hearts, a clinic specialised to autism, where she served as Clinical and Managing Director for 14 years until 2019. Alongside Tony Attwood she co-founded Attwood & Garnett Events in 2019, aiming to enhance autism awareness and understanding with a vision to foster a neuro-affirming community.
In addition to her extensive private practice, Dr Garnett has significantly contributed to autism research, authored influential books, and engaged in impactful speaking engagements. Her peer-reviewed research has informed our understanding of early autism identification, the female autism profile, and the link between mental health and positive outcomes in autistic individuals. She has co-authored six respected books on autism, including the influential Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism (2018) with Barb Cook, a seminal work on the female autism experience. Her recent books, Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child’s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum offer invaluable guidance to parents of young autistic children.
Dr Garnett is a sought-after presence in academic circles, presenting as a Keynote Speaker at conferences and conducting workshops, seminars, and training sessions on autism across Australia, the UK, and Europe. Her influence extends to universities, autism organisations, government, and non-governmental bodies, solidifying her reputation as a prominent figure in the autism field. Dr Garnett is autistic and has ADHD, late diagnosed.

Learning Objectives

  • How to understand and conceptualise emotional difficulties in autism
  • How to modify therapy and teaching methods for an autistic adolescent
  • Recognising and managing executive functioning problems
  • How to adapt therapy to treat depression in autistic adolescents
  • How to develop a safety plan for a depression attack
  • Anxiety reduction strategies for autistic adolescents
  • Modifications to treating an eating disorder based on the characteristics of autism
  • How to understand and manage a ‘meltdown’ and a range of challenging behaviours
  • How to increase understanding and expression of friendship
  • The importance of the development of the authentic self for autistic teenagers and strategies for doing so

What You Will Receive

  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event. A once-off 30-day extension is available. See our FAQs for further information.
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance (upon request)
  • 5.5 hours elective CPD per day of the Masterclass, within the participant’s professional organisation.

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Discounts, Cancellation and 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 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.