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WSPA Webinar "Moving from Compliance to Connection: Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) Interventions for Parents of Autistic Children to Enhance Emotion Regulation"
Friday, May 10, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
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"Moving from Compliance to Connection: Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) Interventions for Parents of Autistic Children to Enhance Emotion Regulation"

May 10, 2024 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Virtual Webinar via Zoom
3 CE Credits


Join us for an empowering workshop that revolutionizes the way we approach
emotion regulation (ER) challenges among autistic children and their parents.
Together, we will discover the transformative potential of the Awareness
Courage and Love (ACL) model in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) as
we guide you through a protocol specifically designed to enhance the
emotional well-being of both parents and their autistic children.
With up to 80% of autistic children experiencing emotion dysregulation
(including meltdowns, negative mood, and aggression), it's crucial to equip
parents with effective tools for navigating this complex terrain. Our unique
approach moves away from compliance-based methods and instead
emphasizes the safety and connection of relationships to promote and
reinforce ER. Through engaging discussions, experiential exercises, and reallife
examples, you'll gain the skills to coach parents in fostering ER behaviors
through awareness, courage, and love.
We will specifically explore the role of ER in both parents and autistic children,
challenge common beliefs that hinder progress, and embrace a behavioral
analytic approach that center the autistic community's lived experiences. We
will delve into the nuances of supporting parents of nonspeaking/minimally
speaking children, those with Autistic Pathological Demand Avoidance/
Persistent Drive for Autonomy (PDA) profiles, and children who engage in
masking or camouflaging.
This workshop is explicitly offered from a neurodiversity affirming paradigm.
While tailored to parents of autistic children, this approach holds
transdiagnostic potential, making it relevant to clinicians working with parents
of children with other neurodivergences.