Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment)

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An invaluable resource for therapists, this lucidly written book provides research-based strategies for addressing the core problems of Asperger syndrome (AS) and helping clients manage frequently encountered comorbidities, such as anxiety disorders and depression. Detailed case examples illustrate the complexities of AS and the challenges it presents in daily life, relationships, and the workplace. The author presents a cogent rationale for cognitive-behavioral intervention and offers clear guidelines for conducting assessments and designing and implementing individualized treatment plans. Throughout, the emphasis is on helping people with AS decrease distress while preserving and building on their unique strengths. Special features include a case formulation worksheet and other helpful reproducibles.
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ISBN-13: 9781593854973
ISBN-10: 1593854978
Pagini: 244
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 186 x 257 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.62 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: Guilford Publications
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Locul publicării: United States


Introduction. Defining Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood. Conceptualization of Mental Health Problems in Adult Asperger Syndrome. The Initial Assessment. Individualized Case Formulation and Treatment Plan Design. Psychoeducation and Orientation to Treatment. Intervention: Increasing Skills to Address the Core Problems of Asperger Syndrome. Intervention: Addressing Comorbid Mental Health Problems. Adjunctive Therapies and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Obstacles to Treatment and How to Address Them. Ending Treatment and Looking Ahead. Appendix: Therapy Resources.


"Individuals with autism spectrum disorders - who face a social world in which rules and expectations appear to be crystal-clear to everyone but oneself - frequently experience anxiety and depression. Both of these challenges are best addressed through cognitive-behavioral therapy, yet, until now, few resources were available to guide practitioners in working with this population. This book is the beginning of the answer. Written in plain and practical language, this text is much needed and enormously helpful." - Ami Klin, Director, Autism Program, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
"Truly the first of its kind, this impressive text is an indispensable resource for psychologists and graduate students who work with adults with Asperger syndrome (AS). Gaus provides a comprehensive overview of the complex mental health needs of this often-misunderstood population, along with guidelines for evidence-based intervention. Utilizing examples from her own clinical practice to illustrate the process of cognitive-behavioral therapy (without oversimplifying it), Gaus shows how to effectively support people with AS in improving their quality of life." - Peter F. Gerhardt, President, Organization for Autism Research, USA
"The author’s extensive clinical experience and understanding of these clients is evident throughout. The intervention strategies are described in considerable detail, with helpful case examples and references for interested readers to follow up with. Therapists working with these challenging adult clients will find this book thought provoking, practical, and invaluable." - Gary B. Mesibov, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director, Division TEACHH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
"This book solidly captures the essence of the issues experienced by adults with AS. It provides detailed information on cognitive-behavioral assessment and treatment strategies, including many case examples that both fascinate and teach. This is a 'must read' for any person working closely with adults with social learning challenges. While the book is targeted for mental health providers, it is informative and helpful for a range of adult care providers, including speech pathologists and parents. I do not know of any other book like it." - Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP, private practice, San José, California, USA

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Valerie L. Gaus, PhD, private practice, Cold Spring Hills, NY, USA