Working with Neurodiverse Adults and Couples

Laurel L. Shortell, MSW, LICSWRegister Now for CE programs now
Wed, Jul 20, 2022
6:00 – 8:00 pm
2 CECs

$40  – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$50  – All Others

Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete

Individuals with Asperger / autism profiles live in a world that is designed for those who intuitively recognize non-verbal signals and who understand the nuances of social interaction. This can lead to unintended misunderstandings and challenges, even in therapeutic contexts dedicated to fostering well-being and mental health.

This webinar is intended to increase awareness of how neurodiverse adults and couples may experience and make sense of social interactions and how recognizing these perspectives can improve a clinician’s ability to understand and communicate effectively. Neurodiverse clients already navigate a world that is predominantly neurotypical. The therapeutic relationship should be a safe haven from such pressures and expectations, instead offering understanding and support.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand differences that neurodiverse individuals may encounter in a predominantly neurotypical world.
  • Recognize behaviors and conversational styles that may have different meanings when working with clients on the autism spectrum.
  • Identify approaches that can help neurodiverse clients feel more understood and supported in the therapeutic setting.