ONLINE COURSE: Masterclass – Therapy for Autistic Adults (Part 2)

$380.00

Details

  • 5 hours 32 mins
  • 60 days from the date of purchase to complete course – Extend anytime
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Certificate of completion
  • Suitable for professionals

Course Description:

Participants will learn the common clinical presentations of autistic adults and older adolescents, the reasons for the challenges, and interventions to assist the client and their families, and partners.

What will I be able to do as a result of taking this course?

The participant will be able to assess for and understand common clinical issues for autistic adults, understand how these can be magnified and maintained because of autism, and to design an intervention considering these predisposing and maintaining factors.

The course builds on and extends the practitioner’s discipline knowledge to allow the participant to be able to adapt therapy for an autistic adult or older adolescent. The participant will be able to incorporate strategies specifically designed for autistic adults into their therapeutic programmes.

Who will benefit?

Professionals who see adults and/or older adolescents with autism as part of their work, including:

  • Psychologists and psychiatrists
  • GPs
  • Employment agencies
  • Social workers and counsellors
  • High school teachers and teacher assistants
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Staff in clinics for mental health problems, eating disorders, substance use issues, gender identity issues, and forensic issues

Description

Participants will learn the common clinical presentations of autistic adults and older adolescents, the reasons for the challenges, and interventions to assist the client and their families, and partners.

Emotion management, relationship development, workplace issues, substance use, forensic issues, personality disorders, sexuality, psychosis, and gender identity will be discussed.

See also:

Masterclass – Diagnosis for Autistic Adults

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.

 

Additional information

Ticket Types

Professionals, Adults with Autism or their Parents

Learning Objectives

Overall objective of workshops:

To learn the common clinical presentations of adults with autism, the reasons for the challenges, and strategies to assist.

  • To understand the reasons for problems with emotion perception, expression, and regulation for autistic adults
  • To know how to adapt therapy to maximise therapeutic effectiveness for autistic adults
  • To be able to deliver a new mindfulness based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy program for treating depression in autistic adults
  • To teach anxiety reduction strategies
  • To learn strategies to assist adults with autism developing a positive self-identity
  • To gain an understanding of the pitfalls for adults with autism in achieving and maintaining meaningful employment
  • To increase awareness of the issues of substance use, forensic issues, personality disorders, sexuality, psychosis, and gender identity in adults with autism

Prior Learning Needed

This course assumes knowledge and skill in professional clinical assessment techniques, the principles of psychotherapy, ethical and professional issues.