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Cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with autism spectrum disorder

By: Gaus, Valerie L.
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, 2019Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xv, 312 p. : illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781462537686.Subject(s): Cognitive therapy | Asperger's syndrome - Patients - Rehabilitation | Asperger's syndrome - Complications | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - methods | Asperger Syndrome - complicationsDDC classification: WM425.5C6 Summary: This is the leading resource for psychotherapists working with adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) without significant cognitive and language impairments (also known as Asperger syndrome). Valerie L. Gaus skillfully demonstrates ways to adapt the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for this undeserved population. Incorporating cutting-edge research on FBT and on clinical problems associated with ASD, the second edition explains the impact of the significant terminology changes in DSM-5. It features a new chapter on mindfulness-based strategies for emotion regulation problems, additional resources for teaching social and coping skills, and updated information on assessment tools. The book addresses common commorbidities, such as anxiety, depression, and stress. Concrete guidance is offered for optimizing the use of tools such as the thought record, core belief worksheet, and more. -- From publisher's description.
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Contents:

Defining autism spectrum disorder in cognitively able adults (Asperger syndrome)
Conceptualization of mental health problems in cognitively able adults with autism
Spectrum disorder (Asperger syndrome)
The initial assessment
Individualized case formulation and treatment plan
Psychoeducation and orientation to treatment
Intervention: increasing skills to address the core problems of autism spectrum disorder
Intervention: addressing comorbid mental health problems
Intervention: addressing emotion regulation problems using mindfulness-based strategiesá
Adjunctive therapies and interdisciplinary collaboration
Obstacles to treatment and how to address them
Ending treatment and looking ahead.


This is the leading resource for psychotherapists working with adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) without significant cognitive and language impairments (also known as Asperger syndrome). Valerie L. Gaus skillfully demonstrates ways to adapt the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for this undeserved population. Incorporating cutting-edge research on FBT and on clinical problems associated with ASD, the second edition explains the impact of the significant terminology changes in DSM-5. It features a new chapter on mindfulness-based strategies for emotion regulation problems, additional resources for teaching social and coping skills, and updated information on assessment tools. The book addresses common commorbidities, such as anxiety, depression, and stress. Concrete guidance is offered for optimizing the use of tools such as the thought record, core belief worksheet, and more. -- From publisher's description.

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