This talk will look at how CBT and related talking therapies may be adapted to suit people on the autism spectrum. It will cover:
- 'Reasonable Adjustments'
- First contact and screening
- Starting and ending the session
- The CBT model
- Raising the issue of ASD
This talk meets Continual Professional Development criteria at an intermediate level.
- CBT Therapists/High Intensity Therapists
- Psychological Wellbeing Practioners
- Service Managers
- Clinical Supervisors
- Supporting Staff, e.g. Adminstrative Staff
“Really liked Alis giving us examples of her own thinking, to show us how it differs from the thoughts we usually come across. Also really liked the practical adaptions we can make to our practice. Really really helpful. I will be changing my practice in light of these suggestions."
"Useful to see the perspective of someone with Asperger's."
“I found it really helpful to have the input from Alis with her real life experiences and what it feels like for a person on the autistic spectrum to receive therapy in a traditional way. It was very useful to know that looking at their thoughts is not going to help as well as looking at their behaviours."
“It was very helpful to see an insight into ASD individual's thought patterns and content."
“Made me realise where I have gone wrong in the past which was invaluable."
It will take place at a secondary school for girls.
This event will be hosted by Alis Rowe and Rebecca Swist. Alis has had personal experience of receiving CBT and counselling and Rebecca is an Autism Specialist with a background in social work.
For more information about Alis, visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/alis-rowe. For more information about Rebecca visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/curly-hair-helpers
If numbers for this course are low, we will have no choice but to cancel it. Please check your email inbox and spam one or two days before the workshop is due to run as we will send you an email if it has been cancelled.
About the curly hair project
The curly hair project is a UK social enterprise dedicated to supporting women and girls with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their loved ones. Founder Alis Rowe created the organisation in 2013 after struggling to find good quality, uplifting information about ASD for herself. Alis Rowe is an acclaimed author and award winning young entrepreneur. She has been endorsed by leading professionals including Professor Tony Attwood. For information about the curly hair project, please visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk.