Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual by Katherine PaxtonCounselling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual by Katherine Paxton

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual

byKatherine Paxton, Irene Estay

Paperback | April 15, 2007

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The characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) present unique challenges, not only to people themselves affected, but also to counselling professionals. This manual provides counselling techniques that work not only for professionals, but also for individuals either coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone who has an ASD.

Regardless of intellectual and linguistic ability, people on the autism spectrum often have significant impairments in emotional expression, regulation, and recognition, and they are known to have higher rates of depression and anxiety than the general population. This comprehensive book shows how to develop the tools necessary to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world that surrounds them. Illustrated with useful case studies, it covers a range situations where counselling may be helpful for individuals with ASD, both children and adults, families where a member is on the spectrum, and couples where a partner has ASD. It also addresses specific issues, including depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, social skills, and stress, with effective strategies for dealing with each issue.

As well as being indispensable for counsellors, this book provides valuable information and advice for anyone working with people and families affected by ASDs.

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 bee...
Title:Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical ManualFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:April 15, 2007Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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.

Editorial Reviews

A book which identifies where counseling may be helpful to people with autism, and which describes how to develop the necessary tools and strategies. - Current Awareness Service