Autism, ADHD, & Other Neurodiverse
Neurological Differences to Be Respected, NOT Diseases to Be Cured
The world can be cruel to neurodivergent people.
As a result, many of our neurodivergent clients lock their true selves away behind a mask of “normal”…
But the constant effort to be something they’re not comes at a heavy mental and emotional cost.
While they may blend in on the surface…
Behind that façade they struggle with a mistrust of themselves, hatred for their bodies, and fear of their desires.
To undo years emotional damage, they need a clinician who can collaborate with them to find their unique strengths and talents.
With Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy, YOU can be that clinician.
This powerful model recognises that neurodivergence itself is NOT a flaw or disability to be “fixed”. Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy shows you how to adapt your current modalities to this diverse population to work with your clients’ strengths.
With this insight, you can help them overcome depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and other co-occurring mental health conditions that come from trying to fit into a world that wasn’t built for them.
In this online course, Clinical Psychologist Monique Mitchelson reveals a simple Neurodiversity Affirming therapy model you can add to your practice immediately…
To connect authentically with your neurodivergent clients so they can finally thrive in a neurotypical world.
- Neurodivergent masking and unmasking
- Developing self-compassion and self-acceptance
- Neurodivergent trauma and burnout
- Sensory needs
- Interoception skills
- Executive functioning
- And much more!
You’ll also receive a curated library of Neurodiversity
Affirming resources for clients and
practitioners including podcasts, books, organisations, neurodivergent role models, and more!
You’ll end this training with expert insights into your past, current, and future practices with neurodivergent clients…
So you’ll know where things went wrong in the past, and exactly what to do and say with neurodivergent clients going forward so they get “unstuck” and start to progress toward self-acceptance, confidence, and better relationships.
Introduction to the Neurodiversity Affirming Paradigm and the Social Model of Disability
- Exploring Implicit Bias and Intersectionality in the latest research on Autism and ADHD
- Double Empathy Theory
- Practitioner Self Reflection
Introduction to Principles and Practices of Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy with Autism and ADHD
- Key qualities of a Neurodiversity Affirming Therapist
- Principles of Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy
- Self reflection Exercise
- Setting up your Therapy Room and Practice
- Introduction to the Square Model
- Masking and Unmasking
- Validation and Compassion
Neurodiversity and Trauma, Burnout, and Interoception Skills
- Neurodiversity and Trauma
- Burnout and Burnout Handout
- Interoception Skills
Adapting Therapies in an Affirming Manner
- Executive Functioning
- Adapting Mindfulness and therapies such as ACT in an affirming manner