Are you a practitioner supporting autistic people with co-occurring mental health conditions?
This two day online training course introduces you to an “inside out model” of supporting autistic people who may be experiencing co-occuring mental health conditions.
You can take this course as a stand alone module or as Module 1 in the BPS Approved Certificate and Diploma in Autism and Mental Health. All course materials are available online via a learning management platform so you can complete at your own pace and time.
What will I learn on this course?
Why high numbers of autistic people experience co-occurring mental health conditions.
Understanding of the lived experiences of autistic people seeking mental health support
An inside out model for supporting autistic people (including the double empathy problem, monotropism, splinter skills, the spiky profile and sensory hyper and hypo-sensitivities).
Knowledge, awareness, and skills for supporting autistic people with co-occuring mental health conditions (with access to resources and tools).
The types of co-occurring mental health issues experienced by autistic people.
The different models disability and how this affects the way services are provided (e.g. the social model and neurodiversity).
The role of special interests and self-stimulatory movements and speech and how to use the supporting resource packs (SPINS and STIMS).
Read and reviewed current research and articles on autism and mental health.
Use the reflective practice worksheets to deepen your own self-awareness and application of learning into practice.
What are the benefits of completing this training?
Understanding of Autism and Mental Health (using an inside out & neuro-affirmative approach)
Work towards the BPS Approved Certification in Autism and Mental Health.
Ability to adjust practice
Specific core skills for supproting Autistic people who experience co-occurring mental health conditions.
Access to supportive resources, skills and approaches.
Increased awareness around your own practice.
Application of learning into pracitce.
What else will I take away from this training?
PDF Course Handouts.
12 weeks access to 12 Tutor led videos and 2 Podcasts.
7 Downloadable Articles.
2 Spotting the Signs Tools/Skills Based Resource Packs.