With Professor Tony Attwood

 Tony Attwood

Professor Tony Attwood is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975.
He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane.  His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over 25 languages.  His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, was published in October 2006 and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome.  He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press.
Tony has written and spoken widely on the topic of autism, anxiety and the benefits of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. His most recent publication is on Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues.

Masterclass content

This Masterclass explains why autistic children and adults (those with the Asperger syndrome profile or what is described as ASD-Level 1 in DSM5) are more prone to have intense emotions and to develop mood disorders. The presentation also explains strategies that can help moderate and manage emotions.

The Cognitive Behaviour Therapy includes affective education and cognitive restructuring, i.e. improving the understanding of emotions in yourself and others and changing the way the person perceives and responds to emotions.  The concept of an emotional toolbox is used to provide a greater range of strategies to manage and repair feelings.

The session will be particularly relevant to counsellors, psychologists and any practitioners involved in supporting autistic children and adults experiencing anxiety, sadness and anger.

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Date: 8 January 2018, 2pm-4pm
Venue: The National Autistic Society, 393 City Road, London. EC1V 1NG
Fee: £120 + VAT

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