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Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Traumas and Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies Adapted to Individuals with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome

This training explores various traumas (school bullying, phobias, sexual assault, developmental trauma and PTSD in individuals with autism / Asperger's syndrome.

Practical strategies, adapted to the autism / Asperger's profile, help to better understand and manage emotions such as anxiety, anger, symptoms of depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Cognitive-Behavioral approach is based on the restructuring of ideas, perceptions and responses (behaviors) related to emotions and sensations. Specialized tools will be presented using practical examples and case illustrations. The PDF of the training, as well as related documents will be shared with the participants.

Dates:5 Sep 2024 (Thu)
Time:8:00am - 11:00am (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Isabelle HÉNAULT, M.A., Ph.D.
Sexologist & Psychologist
Director of the Autism & Asperger’s Clinic at Montréal, Canada

Dr Isabelle Hénault, is the Director of the Autism & Asperger's Clinic at Montreal. She is a sexologist and psychologist from the University of Québec at Montréal, Canada. Her practice and studies have focused on providing diagnosis, education and support to children, adolescents, adults and couples living with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Dr. Hénault has developed a relationship and sex education program and works with individuals and groups to increase their understanding of sexuality and conducts relationship counselling. Asperger Syndrome and Sexuality was her first publication (with Jessica Kingsley Publisher in 2005). She is presently collaborating on numerous international research initiatives involving socio-sexual education, interpersonal relationships and gender identity. Dr. Hénault is the co-author of The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law (Attwood, Hénault & Dubin) published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London (2014). In 2020 she published a book that was co-authored on the Female profile of Asperger syndrome (Hénault & Martin) at Chenelière Education.

Course Objectives
  1. Explain the diagnostic and use the potential of individuals on the spectrum
  2. Present the stressors and the different traumas
  3. Explore the appropriate tools and interventions
  4. Prevent crises and develop adaptive strategies
Adapted strategies
  • Emotion management, Cat Kit, Exploring Depression: programs (Tony Attwood)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Valerie Gaus)
  • Mind Over Mood (Dennis Greenberger)
Who Can Benefit?

This course is suitable for anyone working with children or adults who struggle with past traumas and emotion regulation difficulties. It will be of interest to teachers / educators, teaching assistants / aids, speech and language, therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) / pax
4 Jul 2024 200
Normal Till Full 280