The differences between individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their neurotypical (NT) counterparts are real. Nevertheless, especially for those who are often described as high-functioning, traditional mental interventions are rarely adapted to address the underlying characteristics of autism. This failure to modify strategies is related to the grim mental health, employment, educational, and social outcomes for autistic adults. A skilled provider utilizes strategies for modifying traditional interventions so that those with ASD can participate and benefit in new ways.
The diagnostic characteristics of ASD, as presented in the DSM-V will be reviewed. In addition, strategies for identifying the underlying characteristics of autism that are specific to each individual client will be presented. Participants will be introduced to Ziggurat Model, a framework, for providing psychotherapy for those with ASD.
CE Value (credits): 14
CE Type: Standard