In this dynamic session, watch Emile Gouws, an autistic self-advocate, educator, and researcher and his good friend Jeffrey Guenzel, LPC, as you learn the essential assessment, neurodevelopmental, communication, and social skills core competencies to be an effective professional supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.
Through the lens of neurodiversity and the experiences of autistic individuals, you’ll be challenged to develop a neurodiversity-informed professional practice. This new perspective not only will improve your effectiveness as a clinician but will forever change the way you conceptualize professional competency!
This online program is worth 2.25 hours CPD.
|Manual - Developing Core Competencies as an Autism Specialist through a Neurodiversity Lens (2.4 MB)||30 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Manual - Extra Handout (575 KB)||39 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Transcript (173.5 KB)||25 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Jeffrey Guenzel, MA, LPC, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL). He has a master’s degree in counseling and has worked as a counselor and psychotherapist for over 30 years. He was formerly the Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and Director of the NJ Division of Child Behavioral Health. He has lectured and provided consultation around the world on autism, child development, and mental health.
Financial: Jeffrey Guenzel has an employment relationship with Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jeffrey Guenzel has no relevant non-financial relationships.
Emile Gouws, PhD student, is a 28-year old autistic self-advocate and special educator at Edu360 Integrated Education in South Africa. Emile was selected as Vice Chair of the National Executive Committee of Autism South Africa and executive committee member on the Common Wealth Disabled people’s forum where he represents neurodiversity. Emile is on the Board of Directors for the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning and has presented at conferences throughout the world.
Financial: Emile Gouws has an employment relationship with EDU 360 Colege. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Emile Gouws has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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