Saturday Sat 3 November 2018 10:00 – 16:00
Drake House, 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Workshop cost: £120 + booking fee / 10% discount for Wimbledon Guild counsellors/ LIMITED early-bird SOLD OUT
Spaces are limited to 25 for this workshop
Raising Awareness of in Couple Relationships affected by Asperger Syndrome: A one day workshop aimed at professionals working with individuals affected by Asperger syndrome. The aim of the workshop is to increase the understanding of this complex disorder and develop useful methods and strategies for working with individuals and couples affected by Asperger syndrome
Workshops are interactive and offer a balanced combination of activities, learning and discussion. The workshop is sensitively paced to meet individual needs and there will be time allowed for having questions answered
- Understand the facts behind Asperger syndrome
- Understand what is meant by Theory of mind, Meltdown and mindreading
- To develop a better knowledge of the Autistic Spectrum
- To understand how both partners in a couple relationship will be affected
- To practice in role plays in Communication.
- To look at case studies
- To have knowledge of tools and strategies that may help the couple to discuss feelings and emotions
Maxine Aston is a BACP accredited counsellor and has an MSc in Health Psychology. Maxine is also qualified as a supervisor and a teacher in Adult Education. Maxine runs her own Counselling Centre where she specialises in working with individuals, couples and families affected by Asperger syndrome, she has specialised in this area since 1998. Maxine is one of the few professionals working with adults in relationships and also able to offer assessments for those seeking to discover if they are on the Spectrum. Maxine has been running works both in Scotland and England for twenty years. In addition Maxine’s two day workshops, for partners that live with a person with Asperger syndrome, have been highly successful and attended by participants from all over the world.
Maxine is the author of five books:
- ‘The Other half of Asperger syndrome' Second Edition (2013): London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- ‘What Men with Asperger syndrome want to know about Dating, Women and Relationships’ (2012): London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- ‘The Asperger Couples Workbook for Couples and Counsellors alike’(2008): London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- ‘Aspergers in Love: Couple relationships and Family Affairs’. (2003): London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- ‘The Other half of Asperger syndrome' (2001): London: National Autistic Society
Journal Papers by Maxine
- Aston. M.C (2012) Asperger Syndrome in the Bedroom, ‘Sexual and Relationship Therapy: International Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice’ 27(1) 73-79.
- Aston, M. (2007) Recognising AS and its Implications for Therapy. BACP information sheet G9. Lutterworth: BACP
- Aston, M. (2005) ‘Growing up in an Asperger family.’ Counselling Children and Young People. Summer.
- Aston, M. (2003) ‘Asperger syndrome in the counselling room.’ Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal 14,
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