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Counselling for Asperger Couples

Counselling for Asperger Couples

Barrie Thompson

Quick Overview

This is the first book to provide a complete model for counselling couples where one partner has Asperger Syndrome. It provides details of the seven different stages of the model and includes anecdotal evidence from clients whose relationships have been greatly helped by it. The book includes photocopiable activity sheets.
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Paperback / softback
2008, 11.69in x 8.27in / 297mm x 210mm, 144pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-544-2
AU$51.99

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Ebook
2008, PDF, 144pp
ISBN: 978-1-84642-831-9
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Description

Counselling for Asperger Couples is the first book to provide a complete model for counselling couples where one partner has Asperger Syndrome (AS).

The book provides details of the seven different stages of the model and includes anecdotal evidence from clients who have used it and whose relationships have been greatly helped by it. The author explains the importance of initial separate counselling and describes the co-counselling process, using case studies to demonstrate how the process works. The book offers a wealth of valuable advice on improving communication and cooperation and includes photocopiable activity sheets that couples can fill in and use to help understand each other better. Strategies and visual aids are also offered for dealing with or preventing anticipated future miscommunications.

Based on considerable experience, this book will be invaluable for counsellors treating couples where one partner has Asperger Syndrome, or for couples that want to improve their relationship but may not have access to counselling. It will also be useful to teachers wanting better communication with AS pupils or parents wanting better communication with an AS child.

Reviews

'Barrie Thompson... is open about the personal traits which give him, "one foot in the boat" as far as understanding the difficulties faced by couples where Asperger's is a factor, and has developed a clear, rational and well-structured Seven-Stage model for work with these couples... A unique volume, and highly recommended.'
- The Loop

'Counselling for Asperger Couples provides a complete model for counselling couples where one partner has Asperger Syndrome (AS). The book provides details of the seven different stages of the model and includes anecdotal evidence from clients who have used it. The author explains the importance of initial separate counselling and describes the co-counselling process using case studies to demonstrate useful strategies. The book offers valuable advice on improving communication and cooperation and includes photocopiable activity sheets.'
- BILD

Authors

Foreword by: Steve Bagnall
By (author): Barrie Thompson