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Understanding Autism & Working With Clients Course is designed for professionals who want to thrive in their profession. The course covers all the essential skills and knowledge needed to become specialised in this sector.

£41.99 inc. VAT
Course Access

1 year

Last Updated

November 1, 2023

Students Enrolled


Course Duration

3 hours, 21 minutes

Course Instructor
In today’s diverse and inclusive world, mental health professionals must equip themselves with the knowledge, skills, and sensitivity to engage and support individuals with autism in therapeutic settings effectively. “Understanding & Working With Autistic Clients in Therapy,” led by experienced therapist Dan Jones, is a comprehensive course designed to provide mental health practitioners with the essential tools and insights necessary to create a more inclusive and effective therapeutic environment for autistic clients.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), offering insights into the unique characteristics, challenges, and strengths of autistic clients. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies and practical tools to enhance their therapeutic approach and promote positive outcomes for autistic clients.
Autistic clients, both those with diagnoses and those without, are likely to be encountered by any counsellor or other psychiatric therapist working full-time. The client may not be aware that they are autistic, and since autism is not typically covered in counselling and therapy training, neither may the therapist be aware that the client might be autistic. However, awareness of this could improve the client’s outcomes and help the therapist understand what kind of support and direction would be beneficial.
Course Highlights:
  1. Unveiling the Spectrum: Delve into the fundamental concepts of autism by exploring what it is and the various theories surrounding its causes. Gain a deep understanding of the neurodiversity perspective and develop insights into the unique experiences of autistic individuals.
  2. Autistic Traits, Challenges, and Strengths: Explore the spectrum of autistic traits, challenges, and strengths. Discover how these characteristics can be linked to a client’s presenting problem and influence their experiences in therapy. Learn to view autism not solely as a set of challenges but as a rich tapestry of abilities.
  3. Effective Interaction Strategies: Master the art of interacting with autistic clients in a therapeutic context. Develop practical strategies to build rapport, establish trust, and communicate effectively. Understand how to adapt communication styles to meet the unique needs of each individual.
  4. Supportive Therapeutic Approaches: Explore therapeutic approaches and techniques tailored specifically for working with autistic clients. Learn how to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients can flourish and make meaningful progress.
  5. Supporting documents: 4 PDF Neurodiversity magazine
  6. Free E-book: A PDF of my autobiography ‘Look Into My Eyes’ about being autistic, over 68,500 words.

After completing this course, you will have the following skills:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of autism, including its definition and various theoretical perspectives.
  • Recognise and appreciate the diverse traits, challenges, and strengths within the autistic spectrum.
  • Develop practical strategies to engage and communicate effectively with autistic clients, fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust and empathy.
  • Gain insight into how to adapt therapeutic approaches to suit the unique needs of autistic individuals.
  • Foster a more inclusive, compassionate, and supportive therapeutic practice.

Who Can Benefit from This Course?

  1. Mental Health Professionals: Psychologists, therapists, counsellors, and social workers can significantly benefit from this course by gaining specialised knowledge and skills to provide more effective and inclusive therapy to autistic clients.
  2. Educators and Special Education Professionals: Teachers, exceptional education instructors, and school counsellors can enhance their ability to support autistic students in educational settings, improving classroom dynamics and learning outcomes.
  3. Healthcare Providers: Doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals who encounter autistic patients in medical settings can better understand the unique needs of autistic individuals and improve their patient care and communication.
  4. Parents and Caregivers: Parents and caregivers of autistic individuals can gain valuable insights into autism, helping them better advocate for their loved ones and provide more informed support.
  5. Speech and Language Therapists: Professionals specialising in speech and language therapy can apply the communication strategies learned in this course to support autistic clients in their language development and social communication skills.
  6. Occupational Therapists: Occupational therapists can incorporate sensory-friendly approaches and techniques into their practice to better address the sensory sensitivities and challenges experienced by autistic clients

Why choose this course?

  • Developed and delivered by DAN JONES - Autistic Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Instructor
  • Get Instant E-certificate
  • Fully online
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, and smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Course Support

Career prospects after completing this course:

  1. Autism Specialist Therapist: Graduates of this course can pursue careers as autism specialist therapists. They are well-equipped to work in various clinical settings, schools, or private practices, providing individualised therapeutic services to autistic clients. These therapists can help autistic individuals develop essential life skills, manage emotions, and improve their well-being.
  2. Behavioural Analyst: Professionals who have completed this course may explore opportunities as behavioural analysts. They will have a strong foundation in understanding autism and can use their knowledge to assess behavior patterns, design behaviour intervention plans, and support individuals with autism in achieving their goals.
  3. Special Education Teacher: Educators who have completed this course can excel as special education teachers. They can apply their insights into autism to create inclusive and effective learning environments for autistic students, tailoring their teaching methods to meet the unique needs of each child.
  4. Clinical Psychologist: Clinical psychologists can enhance their practice by integrating the knowledge and strategies from this course into their work. They can offer specialised therapy and assessments for autistic clients, contributing to improved mental health outcomes.
  5. Speech and Language Therapist: Speech and language therapists can benefit from this course by incorporating advanced communication techniques and sensory-sensitive approaches into their practice. This course can enable them to better address the communication challenges often experienced by autistic clients.
  6. Occupational Therapist: Occupational therapists can expand their career prospects by integrating sensory-friendly interventions and strategies into their services. They can help autistic individuals develop essential life skills and achieve greater independence in daily activities.
  7. Healthcare Provider: Healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare workers, can leverage the knowledge gained from this course to provide more patient-centered care to autistic individuals. They can improve their communication skills and better understand the unique needs of their patients on the autism spectrum.
  8. Parent Advocate and Support Specialist: Completing this course can also benefit parents and caregivers of autistic individuals. They can become advocates and support specialists for their loved ones, sharing their knowledge and offering guidance to other families navigating the challenges of autism.
  9. Researcher or Academic: Those interested in advancing the field of autism research or academia can use the knowledge gained from this course to contribute to ongoing studies and educate future professionals.
  10. Autism Awareness and Inclusion Consultant: Graduates can work as consultants to organisations, schools, and communities, helping them develop autism-awareness programs and inclusive practices, fostering a more accepting and supportive environment for autistic individuals.
Completing the “Understanding & Working With Autistic Clients in Therapy” course opens up diverse career opportunities in therapy, education, healthcare, and advocacy, making a meaningful difference in the lives of autistic individuals and their families while contributing to the broader understanding and acceptance of autism.

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Course Content

    • Introduction 00:06:00
    • What is Autism? 00:05:00
    • What Causes Autism? 00:06:00
    • Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Clients 00:15:00
    • Introduction to the Autism Traits and Challenges Section 00:01:00
    • Interests and Routines 00:13:00
    • Flexibility of Thought: Part One 00:09:00
    • Flexibility of Thought: Part Two 00:15:00
    • Flexibility of Thought: Part Three 00:11:00
    • Social Communication Aspects of Being Autistic 00:22:00
    • Emotional Aspects of Being Autistic: Part One 00:21:00
    • Emotional Aspects of Being Autistic: Part Two 00:08:00
    • Language and Communication Aspects of Being Autistic: Part One 00:12:00
    • Language and Communication Aspects of Being Autistic: Part Two 00:15:00
    • Language and Communication Aspects of Being Autistic: Part Three 00:11:00
    • Sensory Aspects of Being Autistic 00:15:00
    • Attention Aspects of Being Autistic 00:13:00
    • Conclusion and Certificate of Completion 00:03:00
    • LOOK INTO MY EYES -Autism, Hypnosis and Me 00:00:00
    • Living with Autism and more 00:00:00
    • Identification and diagnosis of Autism in adults and more 00:00:00
    • The strengths of being Autistic and more 00:00:00
    • Autism and Anger and more 00:00:00
    • Get Your Certificate & Transcript 00:00:00

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