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The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition Maxine Aston

The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition By Maxine Aston

The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition by Maxine Aston

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Advice and activities to build understanding and communication in relationships where one or both partners is on the Autism Spectrum. This edition is fully updated to reflect contemporary research and changes to the DSM-V and provides exercises for couples to collaboratively work through the challenges that may arise in a neurodiverse relationship.

The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition Summary

The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition by Maxine Aston

This updated edition of Maxine Aston's workbook is packed full of insightful, helpful and easily accessible activities for couples where one or both partners is on the autism spectrum to understand and accept their differences. This book expands on topics including verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, socialising and parenting, with case studies from couples who have successfully worked through their issues.

This edition is fully updated for the DSM-V and features new research into alexithymia, further insights into couples counselling, digital communication and sensory sensitivity, with new worksheets and opportunities for collaboration and reflection. Combining advice, guidance and activities, this book can be used independently by a couple at home or in conjunction with a therapist, encouraging communication and empathy to help make a neurodiverse relationship successful.

The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition Reviews

Every day I hear from either the ASD or non-ASD partner asking me what to do and what strategies to apply in their relationships. Chock-full of practical tips and perceptive illustrations, Maxine's book has long been a go-to resource for me as a clinician and a trusted companion to so many couples around the world and this updated edition is even better! -- Eva A. Mendes, author of Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome for The New Autistic Couple's Workbook
Full of practical advice and insights this book will undoubtedly be of help to couples negotiating the unique challenges when one partner is on the autism spectrum. -- Joanna Pike, founder of Different Together and author of Neurodiverse Relationships

About Maxine Aston

Maxine Aston has an MSc in Health Psychology and has practiced as a Couple Counsellor since 1994. She is also qualified as a supervisor and a teacher in Adult Education and has specialised in individuals, couples and families affected by Autism since 1998. Maxine's book, The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (2001) was the first book published world-wide on relationships when one partner has Asperger Syndrome.

Maxine has been running workshops for counsellors, psychotherapists, professionals and psychosexual therapists who may encounter clients affected by AS for over twenty years. In addition, Maxine's workshops, for partners that live with a person with Asperger syndrome, have been highly successful and attended by participants from all over the world, and she has spoken at both National and International Conferences.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Difference
2. Communication
3. Expressing Feelings and Alexithymia
4. Non-Verbal Communication
5. Meltdowns
6. Social Interaction
7. Sensory Sensitivity
8. Sexual Issues
9. Parenting
10. Home Life
11. The Four Stumbling Blocks in AS/NT Relationships
12. Couple Therapy
13. Diagnosis
14. Who to Tell about Asperger?
15. What is Cassandra?
16. Maintaining the Relationship Together
17. Difference Can Work

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The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition by Maxine Aston
Used - Very Good
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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