Couples therapists, this course is for you!
Training 101 will teach you to recognize, understand, and effectively treat neurodiverse couples in therapy.
Like many neurodiverse couples, Liz and Lisa figured out that they are neurodiverse decades into their relationship, from a podcast, a book, or a movie about a character with Asperger's or high functioning autism. But recognizing neurodiversity is just the beginning ... then what? How does neurodiversity impact an intimate relationship? What is the effect on the couple together and on each partner separately?
The couples lyou will meet love each other and are in search of therapists who are trained to understand and treat their unique needs.
"The content in this training is the most valuable I have gotten from a training course. I learned a tremendous amount, and it has already influenced my own clinical work. Training 101 is an amazing advancement in the field of neurodiverse couples therapy!"
– Peggy Kriss, PhD, clinical psychologist
Pete—a physician, and Ann, a nurse, who work together—were married for many years before they discovered that they were a neurodiverse couple. Once they recognized that Pete had an Asperger's profile, they began to shift their lens and reframe their relationship dynamics and each other. Adjusting and accommodating for neurological differences is now a vital part of their interactions, both at home and at work. Discover the interesting way in which this couple figured out that they were neurodiverse.
"This is novel and important material not covered by any other course. The videos of couples were especially instructive."
— Eric Endlich, PhD
Based on the Myhill/Jekel Model for Working with Neurodiverse Couples in Therapy, this course teaches clinicians the fundamentals of working with neurodiverse couples in therapy.
TRAINING 101 teaches you how to -
- Shift your lens to recognize neurodiversity in both partners and how to identify specific Asperger traits contributing to a couple's issues.
- Understand the impact of neurodiversity not only on a couple but on your treatment approach and your practice, so you can adjust and accommodate.
- Effectively treat couples through skill-building and creative problem-solving to help them improve their communication and enhance their emotional connection.
Hear from a panel of therapists—with very different backgrounds and clinical training—on how they work with neurodiverse couples in therapy. Get insights into how they adjust their therapeutic approach when working with neurodiverse couples, with a shifted lens, knowing that it is the neurological differences between the partners that is the cause of their issues. Resolving issues must take into account Asperger's and its impact on a couple.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and think it covers a lot of really great material. The technology is so incredibly user-friendly. I was able to access the entire course on my phone. The downloadable PDFs are an incredible wealth of information."
— Leslie Sickels, LCSW
TRAINING 101 includes –
- 90-day access from registration date to complete our 10 hour comprehensive, self-paced online training course
- Intimate interviews with 10 neurodiverse couples
- In depth lectures and panel discussions from experts in the field of neurodiverse couples therapy
- Case Study with online Discussion
- Downloadable tools, tips, and resources for you to keep
- Training 101 Certificate of Completion (with 80% or better score on Final Test)
- One year membership to AANE's Neurology Matters Online Community of trained neurodiverse couples therapists