Autism: An introduction to effective working with Autism in the Therapy Room
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About The Event
Training from NWCH
As a BACP counsellor, Christopher specialises in working with people with Autism. He strongly believes that Autism should not be a barrier to accessing therapy.
Christopher Morris BSc, PgDip, MBACP, advocates that counselling must be available and accessible to all, and has a keen interest in making therapy more accessible to those affected by Autism and learning disabilities.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, Christopher worked for over 20 years in health and social care, establishing and managing bespoke services for people with severe mental ill health, Autism and learning disabilities. He was responsible for developing specialist supported living environments for people who were considered at risk following the ‘Transforming Care: A National Response to Winterbourne View Hospital’ report. He was also a vocational learning assessor and has delivered a wide range of Mental Health, Positive Behaviour Management, and Autism Awareness trainings to front line mental health staff, teachers, GP’s and support workers.
He is a BACP qualified counsellor, experienced in working with children, young people and adults. Having trained as an integrative and relational psychotherapist, he is able to make use of a range of models and approaches to therapy. Furthermore, he places a great deal of emphasis on the need for a positive therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client.
Since becoming a Counsellor, Christopher has applied his knowledge of Autism to the therapeutic relationship and works with many clients who have been diagnosed with Autism. He believes that Autism should not be a barrier to therapy.
His therapeutic work is influenced by Existential Philosophy, which explores what it is like to be Human and to come to terms with life in all its confusing complexity. After all, life can be tough and many of us, including those with Autism and learning disabilities, often need help to make sense of the world and our place in it.
Christopher’s training will be a mix theory, interactive group work and an exploration of how to apply our understanding of Autism to the therapeutic encounter.
The day will include:
- What is Autism
- Myths and Misconceptions
- From the Triad to Theory of Mind
- Sensory Modulation
Working with Clients who have Autism:
- How to work at relational depth
- Developing strategies to work therapeutically with your client
For further details and booking head to NWCH