A Self-determined Future with Asperger Syndrome
Solution Focused Approaches
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|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 160 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 24 September 2007|
"A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome" examines autism and Asperger Syndrome from the social perspective, rather than the medical perspective. It is based on a 'solution focused' approach, which uses the skills and coping strategies people with Asperger Syndrome already employ, to help them reach their preferred future. The authors describe the origins of the solution focused approach and how it came to be used with individuals with Asperger Syndrome, as well as discussing how it can be used to support individuals on the autistic spectrum. Complemented by case study examples and practical worksheets and tools, the book treats people with Asperger Syndrome as individuals aside from the 'problem' or 'disordered' aspects of autism. This empowering book will be of interest to people who are affected by Asperger Syndrome and autism, as well as professionals working with people with people on the spectrum.
Table of Contents
Foreword.; 1: Introduction.; 2: Solution Focused Approaches: Philosophy and Techniques.; 3: Autistic Characteristics and Solution Focused Therapy.; 4: Putting It All Together.; 5: Solution Focused Approaches in Everyday Life.; 6: Case Studies.; 7: Practical Resources. Subject index. Author index.
About the Author
E. Veronica Bliss has over 20 years' experience working as a psychologist with individuals on the autistic spectrum. She has 5 years' experience of using solution focused approaches with this population. Genevieve Edmonds has a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and has received training in solution-focused brief therapy, having received a variety of therapeutic input including solution focused approaches. She is currently providing talks, training and support in the field of autism throughout the UK, and completing academic study in autism and Asperger Syndrome.
|Publisher: ||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||23.47 x 16.05 x 0.86 centimetres (0.18 kg)|