Understanding Autism: A Workshop For Counsellors And Psychotherapists...

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What is Autism?

What does it mean to be on the Spectrum?

How do I support someone who identifies as ASD and their family members?

Communication and how it shapes our understanding of the world is central to our work with clients and their families. People with ASD tend to function differently to neurotypicals (people who don't have ASD) in terms of social interactions, communication and the way they perceive and shape their world. This workshop is specifically aimed at increasing counsellors' understanding of this complex spectrum and to encourage participants to explore how to work effectively with someone who identifies as Autistic or Aspergers.

The workshop will be a combination of presented material, experiential work and discussion, including the opportunity to discuss clients in a non-identifying and confidential manner, time permitting.

 Facilitated by Kerrie Gaelen, a BACP accredited counsellor. Kerrie has extensive experience - both personal and professional - of both autism and working with families and parenting.

 To book, contact Kerrie on 07963 950654 or email on kerrie@kerriegaelen.com

Venue: Croydon Buddhist Centre, Croydon

Workshop fee: £65

Date: Saturday 23th March 2019 9.30am (for a 10am start) until 5pm