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dc.contributor.advisorO’Keeffe, Cathalen
dc.contributor.authorKerins, Ruthen
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-30T13:47:33Z
dc.date.available2019-05-30T13:47:33Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationKerins, R. (2018). Look at me when I'm talking to you: A psychotherapeutic exploration into working with adults with high functioning autism/Asperger's. Masters Thesis, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://esource.dbs.ie/handle/10788/3748
dc.description.abstractStudies indicate that the rates of diagnosis of ASD are rising. Despite the fact that it is a lifelong disorder, much of the current literature focuses on ASD in childhood. There is no consensus on its treatment in adulthood, and just a small body of literature exists around psychotherapy as a medium of working with adults with High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s. Using Thematic Analysis, this qualitative study offers an insight into the work of five psychotherapists who work specifically with adults in this field. Three themes emerged from this study: “the therapeutic relationship”, “challenges within therapy” and “the creativity of the therapeutic process”. The findings of the research indicated that although working with adults with HFA/AS brings challenges to traditional psychotherapy; the very nature of psychotherapy lends itself to the malleability that is required to work in this area. A willingness to be flexible, a viewpoint of ASD as a way-of –being as opposed to a diagnosis, and the openness towards incorporating an educational aspect to the therapeutic work were found to be factors necessary for psychotherapists working in this area.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectAdultsen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectAutismen
dc.titleLook at me when I'm talking to you: A psychotherapeutic exploration into working with adults with high functioning autism/Asperger'sen
dc.typeThesisen
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dc.type.degreenameMA in Psychotherapyen
dc.type.degreelevelMAen


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