Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome by Valerie L. Gaus

By Valerie L. Gaus

A useful source for therapists, this lucidly written publication offers research-based options for addressing the center difficulties of Asperger syndrome (AS) and supporting consumers deal with usually encountered comorbidities, akin to nervousness problems and melancholy. specified case examples illustrate the complexities of AS and the demanding situations it offers in everyday life, relationships, and the office. the writer offers a cogent reason for cognitive-behavioral intervention and provides transparent directions for undertaking tests and designing and enforcing individualized cures. all through, the emphasis is on aiding individuals with AS lessen misery whereas protecting and construction on their distinctive strengths. particular beneficial properties contain a case formula worksheet and different valuable reproducibles. (20100401)

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The first and second symptom categories for AS are positioned directly across from the symptom categories of autistic disorder that are identical, at least according to the DSM. The major difference between the disorders is that AS is not thought to involve any impairment in communication. Also, the developmental delays in language and cognitive or adaptive ability that are present in autistic disorder are rule-outs for AS. As mentioned earlier, there is still much debate about the validity of the DSM system.

Not only did this activity help her develop gross motor skills, ability to focus, and self-confidence, but she enjoyed it more than any other. As an adolescent, she began to ride in competitions, and at the time of intake, had been the sole owner of a horse for 3 years. Lorraine’s intake took place across two sessions. She came to the first with her parents and chose to have them remain with her for the entire session. Lorraine presented as a very pretty woman who was well groomed and dressed neatly in an athletic outfit.

He fulfilled his end of the agreement and stayed 6 weeks, but there were many sources of familial tension in the home, and eventually Salvador had an outburst in which he screamed at his aunt and caused damage to some of her property (by punching walls and throwing objects). This behavior frightened and angered his aunt, and Salvador’s visit ended in shame and disappointment for him. ” He also feels very frustrated because he does not believe he is using his talents enough to support himself and thinks he should be more independent than he is at his age.

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