This workshop aims to increase understanding of what is Asperger syndrome, what it is not, and how it affects both the individual and the couple relationship.
Through discussion, lecture and case studies, this workshop will examine:
- what is meant by Autistic Spectrum Disorder,
- the effect of Alexithymia and lack of Theory of Mind,
- the effect of Sensory Sensitivity on individuals with Asperger syndrome,
- how one might recognise someone with Asperger syndrome in practice.
- ways of working with individuals with Asperger syndrome.
- the affect of Asperger syndrome upon family members and particularly the couple relationship
- ways of working with couples where one partner has AS.
- differences between males and females presenting with the syndrome
This is for Individual and couple therapists who would like to increase their awareness and skills in working with clients affected by Asperger syndrome.
Maxine Aston is a psychologist and counsellor who has been working with couples and individuals affected by Asperger syndrome for twenty years. She is the author of numerous articles on Asperger syndrome and four books:
- ‘The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome’, 2nd Edition 2014 published by Jessica Kingsley
- ‘Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs’, published in 2003 by Jessica Kingsley,
- ‘The Asperger Couple’s Workbook – Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors’, published in 2009 by Jessica Kingsley
- ‘What men with Asperger syndrome want to know about Dating, Women and Relationships’ published in 2012 by Jessica Kingsley.
“It’s been absolutely amazing to sit in a room with so much creative thought and shared interest.”
CPD attendee 2015
CPD hours: 6