Using EMDR with Clients on the Autism Spectrum
Naomi Fisher, EMDR Consultant and Facilitator, and Caroline Van Diest, EMDR Trainer
Can we use EMDR with clients on the autistic spectrum? How? Increasing numbers of clients are coming forwards for EMDR with diagnoses of autistic spectrum disorders and therapists often feel ill-equipped, not knowing how to approach the particular needs of this client group and what the diagnosis means.
In this webinar you’ll learn what the autistic spectrum means (and doesn’t mean), what the research shows and special considerations when using EMDR with people on the autism spectrum.
The seminar will be 90 minutes long with the last 30 minutes being for questions. 1 CPD credit is being applied for from the EMDR Association UK.
Naomi Fisher is an EMDR training facilitator, consultant and clinical psychologist who works with adults, adolescents and children. In 2018 she moved to Paris and has worked online since then. She has been using EMDR therapy since 2005, including with clients from primary care, NHS complex trauma services, the Metropolitan Police and in private practice. She supervises remotely across the NHS. Naomi was the lead presenter for the series of 5 webinars on Online EMDR which the EMDR Association organised in March and April in response to the Covid-19 crisis. She was also key in the development of the national guidance for Online EMDR published earlier this year by the Association.
Caroline Van Diest
Caroline is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant. Her teaching style has been described as highly effective, safe and encouraging, enabling her audience to positively learn and develop their clinical practice to a high standard. Caroline worked in the NHS for 16 years alongside running her own independent CBT/EMDR practice which now operates full time. Caroline is accredited as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with the BABCP and provides therapy and supervision utilising CBT and EMDR. Caroline has a keen and special interest in the area of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She has provided a number of inhouse presentations on adapting CBT and EMDR for this client group. Caroline has presented at National and Regional conference of adapting EMDR Therapy with individuals with ASD. Caroline continues to provide clinical supervision for an extensive range of staff and services.