Available for 30 days On-Demand
Participants will be trained in how to administer the Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues programme, which is a 10-stage programme to treat depression in autistic adolescents and adults. The programme was designed and evaluated by Tony and Michelle. Exploring Depression is based on current research, mindfulness, cognitive and behavioural principles, and a deep understanding of autistic individuals and how they learn and change. Exploring Depression can be delivered as an individual or group therapy programme, or can be utilised as a self-help guide at home, with the assistance of a carer or family member.
Whilst this course was designed to train clinicians, it would be beneficial for carers, family members and people with autism to attend. Participants are trained in each of the therapeutic activities that comprise the 10-stage programme. Issues that can impede therapy are discussed, and recommended strategies to overcome these barriers are presented.
- Presented by Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett
- 30 days to complete the course
- 5 hours 16 minutes broken into 4 sessions
- Downloadable PDF handouts supplied
- Certificate of completion
- $230.00 per person
Participants will be trained in how to administer the Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues programme, which is a 10-stage programme to treat depression in autistic adolescents and adults. The programme was designed and evaluated by Tony and Michelle. Exploring Depression is based on current research, mindfulness, cognitive and behavioural principles, and a deep understanding of autistic individuals and how they learn and change.
Who will benefit?
All education professionals including Teachers, Teacher Aides, SENCOs, Learning Support Co-ordinators, School Principals, Counsellors, RTLBs, and administrative staff. Other education and health service providers including Speech Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physio Therapists, Psychologists, Paediatricians, Mental Health Workers, Support Workers, and Families.
For autistic individuals and their parents and carers: To deepen understanding of the specific strategies within the Exploring Depression programme and how to apply these in the autistic person’s life successfully.
For clinicians, teachers and other education professionals: To be able to successfully deliver the Exploring Depression programme with an autistic adolescent or adult, in an individual and group format.
- Knowledge of the latest research on autism and depression including studies on the prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation in autistic individuals, treatments including pharmacotherapy, and assessment tools.
- How to recognise and assess both the conventional signs of depression and the signs of depression specific to autistic adolescents and adults.
- Increased awareness of aspects of autism that will affect the planning and delivery of therapy such as alexithymia, empathic attunement, camouflaging and concept of self.
- Understands the reasons an autistic person may develop depression.
- Knowledge of available resources to facilitate emotion education, communication, and self-regulation relevant to depression, and how to source them.
What others have said about our Online Courses:
“I have done a few different online courses recently but none of them compare to the professionally delivered courses by Creating Success. Tony and Michelle’s delivery is brilliant. I learnt so much and was engaged the whole duration of the course.” (Angelique – Auckland)
“Thank you so much for providing these training opportunities. Hands down the BEST online course I have done.” (Jennifer – Napier)
“Michelle and Tony have such wonderful compassion and the way they present their information makes it so easy to watch. The 6 hour course went so fast I’m going to register for the other courses as well.” (Jan – New Plymouth)