Clinical Psychological Interventions
Psychologists for Autism are able to offer various clinical interventions according to the client’s needs. We tend to focus on two approaches, as outlined below.
Solution-focused therapy is an empirical psychological intervention that is based on the positive assumption that the client selects their goals and where they would like to be in the future and that they have the resources to make these changes. The therapist promotes these goals in specific, small, positive steps. The focus of this therapy is on finding solutions, rather than removing or ‘fixing’ the problem. This intervention may entail the client to describe their goals, talk about things they are good at, their interests and things that are going well for them. The therapist will listen closely for the clients existing strengths and coping skills and they will discuss how to use these skills to offer various solutions. The therapist will provide positive feedback and give specific tasks at the end of each session. Solution-focused therapy works by highlighting the client’s skills and strengths, which emphasises their confidence.
How We Can Help Now
Information about autistic spectrum conditions is constantly evolving. At PFA we aim to keep in touch with new developments through local and national networks and through our links with autism researchers and people whose lives are affected by autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. This helps us to design and deliver a range of bespoke services, which are current, relevant and drawn from best practice. For more information about any of our services click below: