The Peter M. Friedman Neurodiverse Couples Institute
A Program of AANE
Do you want to be able to identify traits commonly seen in a partner with an Asperger profile?
Do you want to learn about the unique strengths and challenges that neurodiverse couples commonly face?
Do you want to learn how to find support to validate and normalize your partner’s experience?
Recognize your neurodiverse relationship. Understand what neurodiversity means to your relationship.
Online training including intimate interviews with couples on recognizing and understanding neurodiversity in a relationship.
Lectures by experts in the field of neurodiverse couples therapy will help you reframe neurodiversity in order to improve connection in your relationship.
101 for Couples: Fundamentals of Recognizing and Understanding Neurodiversity in a 3 hour self-paced online course including 9 video interviews with neurodiverse couples, 4 lectures by experts in the field of neurodiverse couples therapy, and downloadable resources including first person accounts for you to keep.
Individual and Couples Therapists
Do you want to develop an expertise in the growing field of neurodiverse couples therapy?
Do you want to enhance your skills as a therapist?
Do you want to expand your practice?
Get trained. Get certified. Get recommended on AANE's website.
Online comprehensive training courses that teach therapists how to effectively treat one or both partners in neurodiverse relationships.
Be a part of this groundbreaking opportunity and the growing field of neurodiverse couples therapy.
Earn up to 10 CE credits - Psychologists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists, learn more about available CE credit!
TRAINING 101: Fundamentals of Working with Neurodiverse Couples in Therapy is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that you can access by computer, tablet, or smartphone. Developed by Grace Myhill, MSW (read more about Grace), this comprehensive training teaches you how to recognize, understand, and treat one or both partners in a neurodiverse relationship. By viewing couples through a neurological lens, you will see the impact that the partner's neurological differences have on their relationship. Learn by listening to expert lectures, intimate interviews with neurodiverse couples, and insights from a panel of therapists who work with neurodiverse couples. Downloadable PDFs of tools, tips, and additional resources are yours to keep.
CERTIFICATION 201: Case Presentations & Advanced Topics in Neurodiverse Couples Therapy is an advanced training for those who successfully complete TRAINING 101 and want to enhance their skills. Participants meet with Grace Myhill, MSW, in small groups from anywhere via video conference. Present and get consultations on your client cases. Have a Q & A session with a neurodiverse couple as well as an expert therapist who works with neurodiverse couples. Upon successful completion, you will be listed on AANE’s webpage as an AANE Certified Neurodiverse Couples Therapist.
These courses are inspired by the many voices of neurodiverse couples who invite you into their lives and share their experiences and their insights about the strengths and challenges of being in a neurodiverse relationship.
After the diagnosis of one of their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kris and Eric attended an AANE conference to learn more about Asperger's. Eric is a psychologist who works with adults with ASD, but he had never thought that he was also on the spectrum until that conference. While listening to the speaker, a person on the spectrum who was high functioning, intelligent, and articulate, Kris and Eric both had an "a-ha!" moment— they realized that Eric was on the spectrum, too!
Since then, Kris and Eric have come to know how important it is to recognize that they are a neurodiverse couple. They also know how important it is to have a therapist who understands the unique needs and complexities of neurodiverse relationships.