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Adapting CBT for Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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People with autism can pose unique challenges for a therapist. In addition to any ‘presenting mental health problems’, those with autism experience difficulties in relation to social communication, social understanding, social imagination, sensory issues and emotional literacy. This client group can experience everyday events as confusing and frequently feel misunderstood, which can lead them to exhibit many behaviours their family, peers and other supporters may find challenging (i.e. aggression and self-injury, social and communication issues, repetitive behaviours and restricted interests). People with autism frequently experience anxiety and depression, and often feel dissatisfied with the help that they receive. This may be (at least partly) due to both practitioners and clients trying to apply ‘neurotypical’ understandings to autism.

This workshop is designed to develop awareness of autism and the challenges this client group face, as well as the therapeutic interventions that can be adapted to support this population to better understand themselves and obtain more satisfactory outcomes. This workshop will be most suitable for High Intensity and other qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists, working with working age and older adult populations. Other CBT therapists, those who may apply CBT strategies or techniques as part of their therapeutic work, including those still in training, and low-intensity workers may also find it useful.

Location Devon
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 18 Oct 2019
Start time 9:00am
Venue Address Buckfast Abbey, Northwood Lane, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EG
Description BABCP Members: £65
Amount £80
Organiser BABCP
Speaker Darren Liddle
CPD hours 6
Contact No. 0330 320 0851
Keywords Cognitive Behavioraltherapy (CBT), Therapy
Regions North West