Certified Family Therapist For Autism

Unveiling Narratives: Understanding the Power of Stories in Autism Family Therapy


Welcome to Narrative Approaches in Autism Family Therapy, a comprehensive course designed to equip mental health professionals with the necessary tools and insights to effectively navigate the complexities of working with families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Drawing from the principles outlined in “Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum-Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice”, this course delves into narrative therapy techniques tailored to address the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals and families living with ASD.

Key Takeaways: By the end of this course, participants will:

  1. Gain a thorough understanding of narrative therapy principles and their application in the context of autism family therapy.

  2. Develop proficiency in utilizing narrative techniques to reframe experiences, challenge dominant narratives, and co-create empowering stories with families.

  3. Enhance their ability to foster resilience, promote growth, and facilitate meaningful connections within ASD families.

  4. Learn practical strategies for collaborating with diverse family structures, cultural backgrounds, and communication styles.

  5. Acquire skills to navigate complex emotions, address systemic barriers, and advocate for inclusive practices within therapeutic settings.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Foundations of Narrative Therapy in Autism Family Therapy

  • Understanding the core principles of narrative therapy

  • Exploring the intersection of narrative practices and autism spectrum disorder

  • Recognizing the importance of language, metaphor, and storytelling in shaping family dynamics

Module 2: Collaborative Storytelling and Co-Authorship

  • Facilitating collaborative conversations with individuals with ASD and their families

  • Utilizing externalization techniques to separate the person from the problem

  • Engaging in co-authorship of preferred narratives and exploring alternative perspectives

Module 3: Rewriting Dominant Narratives and Challenging Stigma

  • Identifying dominant narratives surrounding autism and their impact on family identity

  • Deconstructing stigma and reframing deficit-based narratives into strengths-based perspectives

  • Empowering families to challenge societal norms and embrace diverse narratives of autism

Module 4: Cultivating Resilience and Navigating Transitions

  • Supporting families in navigating transitions across the lifespan of individuals with ASD

  • Building resilience through narrative practices and ritualistic interventions

  • Addressing grief, loss, and uncertainty within the context of autism family dynamics

Module 5: Addressing Systemic Barriers and Promoting Inclusive Practices

  • Advocating for systemic changes to promote accessibility, equity, and inclusion for individuals with ASD and their families

  • Developing culturally responsive approaches to therapy and acknowledging intersecting identities

  • Collaborating with community resources and interdisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive support

Total Students34
Original Price($)1799
Sale PriceFree
Number of lectures17
Number of quizzes0
Total Reviews1
Global Rating5
Instructor NameDr. Himani Sharma

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