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(p. 706) Counseling Clients with Asperger’s 

(p. 706) Counseling Clients with Asperger’s
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(p. 706) Counseling Clients with Asperger’s
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Frank W. Gaskill

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190272166.003.0060
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date: 18 November 2017

Children, teens, and young adults who are Asperger’s have a unique set of clinical needs. Mental health practitioners with the appropriate training and clinical skills may provide these individuals with valuable and much-needed individual and group treatment as well as address relevant family issues to better support these clients. This chapter describes the joys and challenges of providing treatment to these individuals and explains the business aspects of developing and running a niche practice that specializes in meeting their clinical needs. This chapter also describes the education and training needed to be successful in counseling children, teens, and young adults who are Asperger’s. Resources are provided to assist those mental health practitioners interested in pursuing this area of niche practice. A sample social skills group curriculum and letter to share with parents of Asperger’s clients is provided.

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