Introduction to Autism for counsellors

March 2017.

Feedback from this day would suggest this was another successful training day:

“I found the training insightful and thought provoking.”

“The role play really enriched my learning..I found this invaluable as it brought the subject to life.
I look forward to attending more of your courses in the future.”

“I found the CPD course on autism to be hugely informative and beneficial to me on a professional and a personal level.  The passion and knowledge that you all brought to the subject was invaluable.  I also found that the role play towards the end of the day really brought the day of learning to life.”

“Thank you to all of you for a very good day.  I got a lot out of it and particularly appreciated your collective personal and professional experience.  The role-play was outstanding ….!”

New Autism Awareness Day

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of Autism to counsellors. Whilst the latest estimates indicate that it affects 1 in 88 of people, counsellors are likely to encounter it much more often. If you see individual clients, expect about 1 in 10 to be affected, if you see couples that can increase to 30% to 40% of your case load. Sounds like our next “Autism Awareness Day” has come just in time. It is on 24 April 2015 and costs £60 (£80 if funder by your employer). This day will give you an excellent overview of what autism looks like in your clients and tips on how to work with AS clients.

The event is held in the Cock Hotel in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes. The hotel is half of the origin of a “Cock and Bull” story (the Bull Hotel next door is the other half) and Stony Stratford is delightful little market town with rich history going back to Roman times.

Does the theory hold up in more serious cases

Person-centred theory holds that positive therapeutic change will take place if six specified conditions are offered to clients.  A  number of Counselling Works affiliates were present at the recent Rogerian meeting where this subject was discussed.  We were particularly interested to know whether it would apply in the case of manipulative and psychotic clients.  A fascinating debate followed. Allan