Navigating Demand Avoidance: Threat, Safety, & Foot on the Gas
1. Describe the pathophysiology of demand avoidance, as viewed through the lens of hypersensitive neuroception.
2. List key characteristics of the Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile of autism, and list examples of fluctuating external and internal demands impacting PDAers.
3. List concrete strategies for adapting clinical practice for clients/patients/students with a PDA profile, related to patterns of communication, session design, and the clinician's cognitive and energetic management during sessions.
The Flow of Neurodiversity- Affirming Therapy: A Strength-Based Therapy Framework
1. Distinguish between neurodiversity-affirming practices and the default model.
2. Use clinical observation skills to create sensory-informed environments and activities to support regulation.
3. Understand how to observe the signs of regulation and dysregulation, within yourself, an individual client, or within a group.
4. Learn how to use co-regulation, group regulation, and sensory regulation to find flow and growth.
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