ONLINE COURSE: Masterclass - Intervention with Autistic Girls & Women

$360.00

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Details

  • 6 hours 20 mins
  • 30 days to complete course – Extend anytime
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Certificate of completion
  • Suitable for professionals

What will I be able to do as a result of attending the course?

As a result of this course the participant will be able to assess and understand the common clinical issues for autistic girls and women, how these can be expressed and maintained, and to design an intervention programme for home, school or the workplace, using individual or group therapy.

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, eating disorders, gender identity and personality disorders.

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Description

As a result of attending this intensive one day masterclass the participant will be able to assess and understand the common clinical issues for autistic girls and women, how these can be expressed and maintained, and to design an intervention programme for home, school or the workplace, using individual or group therapy.

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 has 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. He is currently an adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. Tony has written many publications on Asperger’s Syndrome. His original book, titled Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals was published in 1998 and has been translated into over 25 languages.

Tony operates a diagnostic and psychological support clinic two days a week for children and adults. He also spends considerable time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and seminars.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for nearly 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 six highly regarded books on autism, five with Prof Tony Attwood. Her 2018 book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. Her most recent books Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum and Ten Steps to Reducing Your Child Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provide guidance to parents of young children on the autism spectrum.  She regularly provides training to four Australian Universities.

 

Teaching Process

The course material is presented using a combination of didactic teaching, taped demonstrations from real life clinical sessions, case studies, and question time. Each day is a stand-alone workshop, and participants may choose to choose either one or both workshops. There are several Handouts included to assist clinicians in their practice and to supplement the teaching process.

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, eating disorders, gender identity and personality disorders

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.
  • Psychologists to be able to deliver a new mindfulness based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy program for treating 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.

Prior Learning Needed

Content assumes knowledge and skill in professional counselling and therapeutic techniques, the principles of psychotherapy, and ethical and professional issues.