Rates of Autism disorder diagnoses have exploded in the last 2 decades. Along with others on the spectrum, high-functioning individuals are at a vastly elevated risk for experiencing anxiety, depression and other mental health problems.
But when these clients come to your office, the lack of intrinsic motivation, difficulty identifying emotions, and resistance to change found in so many individuals on the spectrum can leave you feeling frustrated, ineffective and perpetually stuck at square one in therapy.
How can you ensure you’re prepared to work with this growing population and overcome the treatment obstacles that can impede the therapy they desperately
Sean Inderbitzen, is an advanced practice social worker and MINT trainer who is also on the autism spectrum. Watch him for a critical one-day training on how you can use Motivational Interviewing to help clients with HFA more fully engage in treatment and find the drive they need to improve their lives!
Full of insights on how MI can be used most effectively from the perspective of both a clinician and a person with autism, Sean will show you:
Whether you already work with HFA clients, or want to ensure you’re prepared to, this program will give you the tools you need to achieve more positive outcomes for HFA clients!
This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.
|Manual - Adults with High-Functioning Autism and Comorbid Mental Disorders (2.2 MB)||74 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT, has lived 32 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder and is an active clinical social worker within a community health center specializing in the treatment of autism and co-occurring trauma.
In addition to his work as a therapist, Sean is a doctoral student of Tulane University’s School of Social Work, and a collaborator on two studies on the treatment of PTSD in children with autism utilizing modified EMDR and utilizing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP). He works closely with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute on the SP study under the research and clinical guidance of Dr. Bonnie Goldstein and is under the research direction of Dr. Bruce Thyer, BCBA-D, LCSW, a distinguished research professor from Florida State University, for the EMDR study.
Sean is an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and regularly lectures for state governments, foundations, and universities on motivational interviewing and the intersection of autism and mental health. His writings can be found regularly featured on Differentbrains.org, a non-profit group devoted to advancing the neurodiversity movement. Learn more at SeanInderbitzen.com.
Financial: Sean Inderbitzen is a consultant and has an employment relationship with Northlakes Community Clinic. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sean Inderbitzen is an adult who is on the autism spectrum.
Resistance to Change in Adults with High-Functioning Autism
The Core Skills of MI:
Person-Centred Strategies and Skills to Stimulate Change
Black and White Thinking Patterns in Adults with HFA:
MI Solutions to Overcome One of the Biggest Treatment Roadblocks
Depressive Symptoms in Adults with ASD:
Improve Treatment Response with MI Strategies
Integrate MI into Anxiety Treatment:
Techniques for Enhanced Engagement in Adult Clients with HFA
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