Clinicians are seeing an increase in the number of individuals they treat that are diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and they struggle to find effective and efficacious ways to effect change in this unique population of individuals. This Short Course focuses on practical, brief and strategic interventions that can be applied in longer term therapies with individuals diagnosed with Asperger's and other high functioning autism spectrum disorders.
Participants will learn greater depth of knowledge around diagnosis of autism through infancy and childhood, including differential diagnosis. Participants will also be taught about the various treatment modalities. All functioning levels will be discussed. Most importantly, participants will be taught strategic interventions to address specific core issues in clients with autism. Participants will learn safety and tantrum protocols to help with aggressive or severe tantrums. With Sheri Reynolds.
Hypnotic conversations explore, evoke, engage and reallocate and experiential resources. Having hypnotic conversations with young people who meet criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), presents challenges both in relating and accessing resources. The challenge extends to helping their parents to better parent by seeing them as resourceful and capable.