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Autism in the therapy room

In this article, first published in Therapy Today (February 2014) Caroline Hearst, an autistic autism trainer and consultant who also qualified as an art psychotherapist looks at autism in the therapy room.

Most adults with autism are undiagnosed. Many seek help from counsellors and therapists to try and understand why they are different. Often they don't get the help they are seeking,  this article addresses some of the reasons for this.

Download and read Caroline's full article

Author: Caroline Hearst

Date added: 6th June 2014

Illustration by Gary Neill

Comments

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 09:36

Thank you for such an insightful and honest article - this should be compulsory reading for every professional helper of any discipline.

Caroline Hearst

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 16:32

Thanks for your comment.  Interstingly I was asked to reference the fact that autism is not caused by refrigerator mothers!  Lots of therapists still feel that autism is irrelevant to their practice - but I have had lots of response to this article so we are slowly getting there - I hope.