Acceptance Commitment Therapy for the Autism Spectrum

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May 21 2018 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
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Jodie Wassner

ACT for the Autism Spectrum- Sydney and Melbourne 2018

After presenting successfully in international settings, Jodie is bringing her workshop to Melbourne for the first time. Jodie will be sharing her unique use of ACT in a population that has proven particularly receptive to this well-established approach.

 The interactive workshop will include opportunities to practice skills experientially. Participants will take home resources for implementing practice immediately. In the spirit of ACT, Jodie will be providing all participants with a free copy of her 10-session ACT manual for practitioners working with anxious children.

 The full-day workshop will include the following:

      Connecting with young people with ASD
      Introduction to CFACT (Compassion-Focused ACT )
     Context Blindness- impact on social skills training

Middle session:

Values- gatewayy to change

ASD and mood disorders
Acceptance and experiential avoidance
Cognitive Defusion
Applying the acceptance model to gaming, drugs and sensory processing difficulties.

Self as Context- identity and separating from difficult self-perceptions
Basics of a functional analysis for behaviour change
Contextual blindness in ASD- impact on social skills training programs
Social skills training via Committed Action
The role of mindfulness     


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