Working with Neurodiverse Clients

Focussing on those on the autism spectrum and including others such as with those attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia 

Half-day Presentation – now offered online and nation-wide via zoom

Presented by Professor Digby Tantam

This half-day presentation – offered online and nation-wide via zoom – will look at neurodiversity as a label that covers a range of neurodevelopmental issues with a primary focus on those on the autism spectrum. It is well known that not everyone who meets the medical criteria for these conditions wants to medicalise them – so it is distinctly possible that you may have a client (or clients) that you believe may be ‘on the spectrum.’ So how can you ‘meet’ these clients and ‘be with’ them in a meaningful way? This presentation will provide you with some answers.

Presenter: Professor Digby Tantam

Professor Digby Tantam trained in social psychiatry and, later, in group analysis. Both areas reflected his long-time interest in the interactions between couples, families and friends, including those conversations we have with others in our heads. While researching non-verbal communication at Harvard University and then at the Maudsley Hospital in London, he came to the realisation that people on the autism spectrum use non-verbal communication in very different ways to others. These ideas gradually became the basis for a PhD dissertation and, in 1980, he became the first person to provide an assessment for adults with autism spectrum disorder. He set up a counselling service for adults with autism in 1997 and now offers a London-based supervision service to counsellors and coaches who are working with people on the autism spectrum.

Cost: $250 (Early Bird rate for all)

This event counts as 3 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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