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Counseling adults with autism : a comprehensive toolkit / Ali Cunningham Abbott

By: Cunningham Abbott, Ali.
Contributor(s): Bourdeau, Alison | Seidman, Ryan | Cruz-Torres, Elisa.
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019Description: vii, 210 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138584396.Subject(s): AUTISM | ADULTS | COUNSELLING
Contents:
Introduction. - 1. Presuming competence and capability. - 2. Understanding family dynamics. - 3. Increasing optimisim. - 4. Assessing clients and treatment planning. - 5. Treating social communication impairments. - 6.Understanding social motivation. - 7. Enhancing social awareness. - 8. Building social cognition skills. - 9. Working with behavior challenges. - 10. Promising independence. - Index.
Summary: [This book] "is a practical guide for counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals looking to improve their confidence and competence in counseling adults diagnosed with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Organized into 11 chapters based on key areas for guiding assessment and treatment planning for this population, this book highlights evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions through case examples to demonstrate how assessment and treatment can be applied. Replete with insights from a variety of disciplinary approaches, this is a comprehensive and accessible resource for practitioners looking to support and empower clients struggling with social and behavioral challenges." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction. - 1. Presuming competence and capability. - 2. Understanding family dynamics. - 3. Increasing optimisim. - 4. Assessing clients and treatment planning. - 5. Treating social communication impairments. - 6.Understanding social motivation. - 7. Enhancing social awareness. - 8. Building social cognition skills. - 9. Working with behavior challenges. - 10. Promising independence. - Index.

[This book] "is a practical guide for counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals looking to improve their confidence and competence in counseling adults diagnosed with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Organized into 11 chapters based on key areas for guiding assessment and treatment planning for this population, this book highlights evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions through case examples to demonstrate how assessment and treatment can be applied. Replete with insights from a variety of disciplinary approaches, this is a comprehensive and accessible resource for practitioners looking to support and empower clients struggling with social and behavioral challenges." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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