Autplay Therapy

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Autplay Therapy is a therapeutic treatment approach designed for working with children, adolescents, and families affected by autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Typically age 3 to 18 years of age

Three phases of treatment

 

  1. Intake and Assessment

  2. Directive/Structured Intervention

  3. Termination Phase

Primary Target Areas

   

   1. Social Skill Improvement

   2. Emotional Regulation Ability

   3. Connection (Relationship Development)

 

Secondary Target Areas

    1. Anxiety Reduction

    2. Sensory Processing

    3. Behavior Change

Parental Involvement

   1. Autplay Therapy requires extensive parental involvement beginning very early in the assessment process as therapist is very dependent on the expertise of the parents to determine appropriateness of treatment and determining most effective interventions.

 

   2. Autplay Therapy incorporates a parent training component which teaches parents and other family members how to implement directive play therapy techniques at home.

 

   3. Parents learn the procedures and techniques and are shown how to implement

techniques at home to increase skill and ability levels in their children.

 

   4. Parent training and home implementation begin soon after the assessment and will continue throughout the therapeutic process requiring a significant commitment to treatment.

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Resources

Man's Search for Meaning

April 10, 2018

Man's Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome.

Current Status of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

April 09, 2018

Synopsis

Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a valid and impairing psychological disorder that persists into adulthood in a majority of cases and is associated with chronic functional impairment and increased rates of comorbidity. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches for this disorder have emerged relatively recently, and available evidence from open and randomized controlled trials suggests that these approaches are promising in producing significant symptom reduction.

April 09, 2018

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a popular and em­pirically supported treatment for a number of common mental health problems, including mild to moderate major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, and bulimia nervosa. CBT helps patients reduce or eliminate thinking styles and behavior patterns that contribute to suffering. Typically a therapist and patient work together to replace dysfunctional patterns with those that promote health and well-being.

Why adult coloring books are good for you

April 09, 2018

Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it's childhood favorite Crayola that's gotten adult coloring books some serious grown-up attention. The famous crayon makers just launched a set of markers, colored pencils and a collection of adult coloring books, Coloring Escapes, last month.

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