Exploring Autism and your Practice.

7 March 2020 10.30am to 4.30pm

This course offers an overview of autism and covers the ways in which the traits of autism impact on lives.

Exploring Autism and your Practice.

This course offers an overview of autism and covers the ways in which the traits of autism impact on lives.

Many therapists have some clients they struggle to understand? Who just don’t respond as expected. Clients are clearly intelligent and yet fail to manage many everyday tasks or struggle socially. These clients might be autistic.
Autism is a surprisingly common condition that is often undiagnosed and unidentified; when this is the case for a client, treatment rarely goes smoothly.
It is very difficult to help autistic people with their difficulties and presenting issues if the underlying autism is not recognised or well understood – the usual approaches to such problems can be ineffective and even detrimental.

The session offers overview of the autism constellation, including experiential exercises to give a taste of how autism is experienced by those with the condition and explores

  • How and why autistic people experience emotions differently and communicate differently
  • How and why autistic people respond to information in unusual ways
  • The issues autistic people might have with flexibility and organisation
  • Some reasons why autism is often not identified

The course provides information and is interactive and experiential. Participants have an opportunity to experience something of what autism feels like and to discuss this and their involvement with autistic or potentially autistic clients.


Caroline Hearst trained as an art psychotherapist. She self-identified and received a diagnosis of autism in adulthood after years of personal therapy. She raised two sons, one of whom is autistic. She uses these experiences and her background in adult education to provide enjoyable and informative sessions that increase understanding and acceptance of autism. She has published and spoked about autism in a variety of settings.


“I found Caroline’s training good quality, challenging, and providing plenty of food for thought. Caroline is hugely knowledgeable and grounded in the experience of being on the spectrum herself. I gained a lot from the experience.”

“It was very informative, and I found the experiential component particularly interesting in conveying some experience of issues facing autistic people. It also helped to really highlight the diversity that exists between autistic individuals.”

Small Group

Book  before 15th of February and pay only £79.80

Normal Price: £ 95.-

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