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Presented by Laure-Marie Carignan, PhD, RP 

Laure-Marie has maintained a clinical practice for over 25 years.  She is inspired by personal experience and fueled by her PhD research, she has been a passionate advocate of the neurodiversity movement for several years.

Workshop summary:

Awareness of autism spectrum conditions, particularly at the high end of the spectrum, has increased significantly in recent years.  Popularized in the media, yet not always well understood, this most recent frontier of the diversity movement has led to significant advances in our understanding of neurotypical bias and its implications in clinical settings.  This dynamic and very practical workshop aims to develop clinical competence in present and future psychotherapists who will most certainly encounter neurodiversity in their practice.  The workshop will include learning about the recognition of neurodiversity in a therapeutic context and issues arising from neurodiversity and neurotypical bias in individual, couple and family therapy.  Participants will learn how to talk about neurodiversity with clients, spouses and family members.  The workshop will also cover avoidance of the negative impact of neurotypical bias in treatment planning and the therapeutic process and the workshop will focus on specific intervention modalities in light of neurodiversity. 

DATE:                        Saturday, November 2, 2019

LOCATION:               Saint Paul University

                                   223 Main Street, Ottawa, Room 104

TIME:                         9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

CECs: 6


Cancellation policy:

  • Deadline for cancellation with full refund is October 25th, 2019 at midnight.
  • Cancellations made after this date will receive a credit for the full amount paid to be used only for future full-day workshops offered by the NCR Chapter during the 2019-2020 Speaker Series
  • Any credits not used during the 2019-2020 Speaker Series will be forfeited
  • This cancellation policy is established to ensure that costs (snacks and beverages, etc) incurred for each registrant are covered for the respective year of Speaker Series

NCR Chapter Fall Full-Day Workshop - Autism Spectrum Conditions: Implications of Neurodiversity

  • Saturday Nov 02 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 223 Main Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1S 1C4