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Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual

by Katherine Paxton and Irene A Estay Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
04/2007
ISBN:
9781843105527
Format:
Pbk 208 pages
Price:
AU$39.99 NZ$40.86
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
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& Academics:
The first resource written specifically for professionals working with clients on the autism spectrum, this practical manual provides effective counselling methods and strategies for counsellors facing the challenge of working with people on the spectrum and their families.

Based on best practice, the author addresses the particular issues and perspectives of counselling clients on the autism spectrum. She provides effective alternatives to traditional counselling approaches, which may leave the individual or family confused and dissatisfied.

This manual is a must-have for professionals who support people and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Introduction.1. Autism: An Overview. 2. Autistic Thinking and Autistic Logic. 3. General Strategies and Modifications for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 4. Depression and Treatment Approaches. 5. Anxiety, OCD, and Treatment Approaches. 6. Relationships and Social Skills. 7. Stress and Relaxation. 8. Emotional Expression, Identification, and Regulation. 9. Some Final Words and Suggestions. References. Index.

A book which identifies where counseling may be helpful to people with autism, and which describes how to develop the necessary tools and strategies.
Katherine Paxton has supported people with cognitive and physical disabilities for over 25 years, with a focus on autism spectrum disorders for more than half of that. As a consultant and counsellor, Katherine has provided services to families, individuals, employers, and schools impacted by autism spectrum disorders. Katherine has been researching autism spectrum disorders for over ten years, leading to her master’s project for the Campus Alberta Applied Psychology Program, which has resulted in the creation of this manual. Irene A. Estay has been a practicing Psychologist in the field of Counselling and Rehabilitation for the past thirty years. She is a university professor at the University of Calgary, Campus Alberta Graduate Program in Counselling and at Phoenix University. Dr. Estay is also Seminar Facilitator, Motivational Speaker and a Consultant for Agencies providing counselling and rehabilitative services in the Province of Alberta.