Autism; Depression in children and teenagers – Prof. Tony Attwood Special (recording)

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This recording is for delegates only. This session focused on the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help children and young people with autism with depression. CBT is a talking therapy that helps manage problems by encouraging you recognise how your thoughts can affect your feelings and behaviour. It combines a cognitive approach, such as examining your thoughts, together with a behavioural approach, like the things you do. By splitting problems down into smaller parts it can make them easier to manage.


Learning outcomes

  • To deepen understanding of the depression in children and young people with autism
  • Discover why children and young people with autism are likely to develop signs of depression, and how to recognise it
  • Learn specific strategies within CBT, and how to apply these successfully

About the speaker

Prof. Tony Attwood
Prof. Tony Attwood

Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in Autism Spectrum Disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975.  He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane.  His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages.  His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006 has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1.  He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press on emotion management, relationships and sexuality, and general advice for autistic children and adults.

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