Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual

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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.

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The authors of Counselling People on the Autistic Spectrum have accurately subtitled it as 'a practical manual'. For experienced counsellors, this book provides a detailed description of ways they can adapt their practice to fit the special needs and characteristics of people on the autistic spectrum. For newer practitioners, it also offers an overview of basic concepts about autism. The section of the text more accessible and lively... Paxton and Estay present numerous novel strategiews for use in counselling sessions or as part of individual support programmes, including employing simple graphics that make CBT principles more accessible to visual learners and non-verbal people. There are also some autism-specific ideas for working on emotional understanding... Several good suggestions about using special interests as a tool for enhancing emotional literacy are on offer, along with a creative section on coping strategies for adult relationship problems. The authors maintain a respectful attitude towards people with ASDs throughout, using what is known about their differences to explain why some typical therapeutic practices may not be helpful, and to suggest viable alternatives...The authors' emphasis on video modelling and scripting techniques, such as social stories, is especially welcome...counsellors will definitely welcome this book's enhancement of their arsenal of strategies, and some of these techniques could also be successfully employed in the home or classroom. (Autism, The InternationalJournal of Research and Practice)

I strongly recommend this book for EPs as it offers an excellent introduction to what is autism in addition to demonstrating the practical cognitive behavioural approach as a useful tool in couselling children with ASD and developing coping and life skills. (Debate)

This excellent, short (c.200 pages) volume lives up to its subtitle A Practical Manual... What also shines through is the author's obvious fascination with and enthusiasm for her work; the book will have more than done its job if it entices more practicioners beyond their hesitation to work with a most fascinating group where the challenges are more than matched by the rewards. (Counselling and Psychotherapy Research)

I highly recommend this text to any practitioner working with Autistic Spectrum Disorders especially in education; mental health teams offering support strategies; and other young people/adult settings. (Counselling Children and Young People)

As an introduction to the subject and a guide to work with certain aspects of autism, this is a superb book. (Therapy Today)

This book sets out to show how to develop the tools necessary to help people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) cope with their emotions, anxieties and confusion about the often overwhelming world that surrounds them. Illustrated with case histories, it covers a range of situations where counseling may be helpful for children and adults with ASD, families where a member is on the spectrum and couples where a partner has ASD. (Human Givens)

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum is full of useful tips, such as using special interests as a metaphor in therapy, arranging the room and seating to suit clients' needs, checking for meaning and understanding, avoiding or explaining figures of speech, and a short section on stress and relaxation. I will be recommending this book and lending my copy to counsellors and support workers. (Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal)

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.

Illustrated with useful case studies, it covers a range of situations where counseling may be helpful for both children and adults with ASD, or families where a member is on the spectrum or couples where a partner has ASD.

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This manual provides counseling 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 ASD. (Special Families Guide Newsletter)

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)

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Counselling techniques for professionals working with people on the spectrum to help people with an ASD cope with their emotions, anxieties and confusion about the world around them

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