Join autism expert Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT, as he teaches you—from an insider’s perspective— how to use Motivational Interviewing techniques (MI) with your adult clients on the autism spectrum.
In this rare opportunity, Sean will guide you through MI techniques that will help your clients improve:
Anxiety and depression
“Black” and “white” thinking
Find what changes to pursue
Resistance to change
Learning effective techniques from a clinician on the spectrum will give you the essential skills and perspective you need to help your clients overcome the treatment obstacles that can impede the therapy they desperately need.
Stop feeling frustrated, ineffective and perpetually stuck at square one in therapy—PURCHASE TODAY!
Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT, is a therapist and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers who uses Motivational Interviewing in his practice with adults with co-occurring mental health disorders and autism. Sean is on the autism spectrum himself, giving those he teaches the unique opportunity to learn how treatments can be used most effectively from the perspective of both a clinician and a person with autism.
Being a regular lecturer, it is his mission to teach professionals who treat individuals with autism and comorbid psychiatric conditions the skills and perspective needed to help clients overcome the treatment obstacles that can impede the therapy they desperately need.
Sean was appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin to the Statewide Independent Living Council of Wisconsin and is currently pursuing his doctorate at Tulane University School of Social Work. He earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and is a member of the National Association of Dual Diagnosis.
Financial: Sean Inderbitzen is a therapist and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Sean Inderbitzen is an adult who is on the autism spectrum.
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Justify the importance of using person-centred strategies with ASD patients.
Utilize MI to integrate understanding of pragmatic language skills, motivation and depressive symptoms.
Employ MI strategies such as flipping the righting reflex, menu of options type questions and OARS to treat anxiety and depression in adults with HFA.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) and ASD: What the Research Says
Matching developmental freedom and personal autonomy: Activity
Recommendations for balancing safety and autonomy
Person-centred strategies and their impact on patients with ASD
Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) and MI
MI Techniques for Improving Pragmatic Language
Exercise on social pragmatics and depression (Thomas Gordon’s process)
Case study: Social pragmatics and meaning-making
Social pragmatics and its effect on self-esteem and motivation
Help clients navigate ambiguity
Decreasing “black” and “white” thinking patterns
Increasing clients ability to identify reasons for change and build motivation
Responding to change talk in HFA
Hacks for social pragmatics
MI Strategies for Treating Anxiety and Depression
Recognize “black” and “white” thinking patterns
Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections and Summaries (OARS)
Cultivate change talk for motivation: Case example
Additional Participant CPD must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.