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Developing Core Competencies as an Autism Specialist through a Neurodiversity Lens


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Speakers:
Jeffrey Guenzel, MA, LPC |  Emile Gouws, PhD student
Duration:
2 Hours 03 Minutes
Copyright:
Apr 21, 2022
Product Code:
POS058876
Media Type:
Digital Recordings


Description

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!

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This online program is worth 2.25 hours CPD.



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Jeffrey Guenzel, MA, LPC's Profile

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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.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
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's Profile

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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.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
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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Objectives

  1. Appraise at least three key aspects of neurodiversity-informed professional practice.
  2. Determine at least three common practices in many autism interventions that are not acceptable in neurodiversity-informed practice.
  3. Utilize at least three practices that are acceptable in neurodiversity-informed practice.

Outline

  • Steps to Becoming a Neurodiversity-Informed Professional
    • Awareness of perspectives from self-advocates and neurodiverse perspectives
    • Internalized appreciation of neurodiverse perspectives
    • Ways to incorporate these perspectives into your work
  • Developing a Neurodiversity-Informed Way of Being
    • Ways of knowing
    • Ways of doing
    • Ways of being
  • Developing Core Competencies as an Autism Specialist
    • Assessment: Conduct neurodiversity-informed assessments
    • Neurodevelopmental: Promote development through your relationship with the client
    • Communication: Ways to develop communication through a neurodiverse lens
    • Social Skills: Deepen engagement without imposing neurotypical standards or expectations
  • Limitations of research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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