High functioning autistic clients often face social rejection, bullying, exploitation, and feeling like the "odd person out," which can be traumatizing.
Yet, few trainings have given therapists the skills they need to address this type of trauma in high functioning autistic clients.
This workshop will help you gain the unique skills and sensitivities necessary to help these clients navigate trauma in ways that respect their individual differences.
In this workshop, renowned expert Dr. Sandra Paulsen shares an insider's perspective, clinical experience and research findings that will help you develop trauma processing skills from EMDR and other modalities. From a neurodivergent viewpoint, you will discover key considerations and learn strategies that enhance your therapy… such as:
All with handouts, references and assessment instruments!
Join us and gain practical insights, expand your therapeutic toolkit, and learn how to provide trauma-informed care that supports the unique needs of clients on the autism spectrum!
Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships
All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
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|Manual - EMDR and Trauma Processing for High Functioning Autism (9.2 MB)||46 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Sandra Paulsen, PhD, is an international instructor, author and illustrator of principles and procedures for using EMDR with complex trauma including structural and somatic dissociation and trauma held in implicit memory. She has published widely on the combination of EMDR with ego state therapy, somatic methods and early developmental repair strategies. Her books include coediting The Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward an Embodied Self, with Ulrich Lanius and Frank Corrigan. She wrote and illustrated Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients, as well as When There Are No Words: EMDR for Very Early Trauma in Implicit Memory. She coauthored and illustrated a children’s book that is also very useful for dissociative adults called All the Colors of Me: My First Book on Dissociation, with Ana Gomez.
Sandra is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She developed the first protocol for the use of EMDR with highly dissociative individuals, publishing cautions about EMDR with dissociation, and for first urging the screening of every client for dissociation before administering EMDR. She has trained hundreds of mental health professionals in these special procedures since 1993. She has numerous online workshops available through the Steve Frankel Group at sfrankelgroup.com.
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