In this session Dr John McDermott from Studio III Clinical Services will discuss the role of stress and coping perspectives in an autism setting. A key element of the approach discussed in the session will be the role of cumulative, systemic stress as a model within which to understand and respond to a child’s struggle to find ways to cope. Moving to a flexible framework where the focus is on the style of caregiver interaction is crucial to achieving change. This will be considered whilst acknowledging the importance of professional self-care and support for caregivers and teachers so they themselves can cope.
Speaker: Dr John McDermott, Psychologist, Studio III