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About the day:
The training has been designed specifically for mediators working in the context of separation and divorce. Participants will find out what Asperger Syndrome is, what it is not and how it affects individuals. Facts and myths surrounding the disorder will be explored. There will be a focus on the impact of this Syndrome on clients’ ability to negotiate and understand alternative perspectives, as well as on potential strategies for developing safe and successful post-separation co-parenting arrangements.
The training will be interactive and will offer a balanced combination of activities, learning and discussion. The workshop will be sensitively paced to meet individual needs and there will be time for questions to be answered.
Presenter: Maxine Aston
Maxine Aston is an experienced practitioner and trainer who specialises in working with individuals, couples and families affected by Asperger Syndrome. Maxine has an MSc in Health Psychology and is the author of four books*. She is a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited Counsellor and runs her own Counselling Centre in Coventry. She is a regular speaker at both National and International conferences and she has been facilitating workshops to raise awareness and increase understanding of Asperger Syndrome for over fifteen years. Maxine delivered a CPD event for Relationships Scotland practitioners earlier this year and she is back in Scotland by popular demand.
*Publications: What Men with Asperger Syndrome want to know about Women, Dating and Relationships (2012, Jessica Kingsley); The Asperger Couple’s Workbook: Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors (2008, Jessica Kingsley); Asperger’s in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs (2003, Jessica Kingsley); The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (2001, National Autistic Society)
Aims of the Day:
The aims of this workshop are to increase understanding of Asperger Syndrome and to develop effective strategies for working with families affected by this complex disorder.
CPD points available: 5
There are five steps at the front and ten at the rear of York Place. The training room is on the first floor. We have a small lift which runs from the ground floor to the third floor and that cannot be used in the event of fire. If you experience any difficulty with mobility, or if there is anything else that could inhibit your participation in this training, it is important that you let us know, to ensure your safety at the event. We have a hearing induction loop available. Please let us know if you would like to make use of this facility.
Cancellation 10 days or more before the date of the event: 100% refund
Cancellation between 10 days and 3 days before the date of the event: 50% refund
Cancellation 3 days or less before the date of the event: no refund, but services can send a replacement.
If a course or event is cancelled by Relationships Scotland (because of insufficient numbers or unforeseen circumstances) then all fees will be fully refunded. Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse out of pocket expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
Please make your booking no later than Thursday 28 August 2014.
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