Finding Asperger Syndrome in the Family: A Book of Answers by Clare Lawrence

By Clare Lawrence

This bestselling publication within the Emerald sequence is a complete and available advisor to Autism, Asperger syndrome and their results on young ones and kinfolk. now not every person dealing with the autism spectrum for the 1st time is prepared for classy or not easy to digest material.

This e-book is beneficial in that it takes the shape of offering solutions to the foremost questions that are traditionally raised, and is geared toward absolutely the newbie during this box. it's going to end up worthwhile to all those that desire to comprehend extra approximately this complicated region, no matter if guardian or expert.

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Similarly, the learning outcomes of training courses include the acquisition of ‘knowledge required to underpin clinical research and practice’ (BPS/ Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology, 2001). 8691 Chapter 1 (1-22) 13/3/03 12:56 PM Page 16 16 A P P L I E D P S Y C H O L O G Y: C U R R E N T I S S U E S A N D N E W D I R E C T I O N S This stance involves the explicit adoption of what has become known as the scientist-practitioner model; the model is also discussed in Chapter 11 but its implications for training are important enough to merit further discussion here.

And while this may be a rather extreme instance, it is not an isolated example of the problems trainees can face both in matching their academic teaching to their real-world experience and in finding psychological theories which seem relevant to the problems they are trying to solve (Adcock and Newbigging, 1990; Pilgrim and Treacher, 1992; Jones, 1998). This situation may arise because courses do not place enough emphasis on how the theories they teach can be applied in practice or supervisors do not articulate the theories on which their practice is based.

The second source of demand on trainees stems from the nature of clinical psychologists’ work. Nichols et al. (1992: 29) note that psychological therapy involves ‘continual exposure to the distress, frustration, defeat and heightened emotional functioning of others’, together with the demand to empathize with the perceptions and feelings of another person and reduce his or her distress. Carrying out psychological therapy can therefore be seen, Nichols et al. suggest, as a source of continual exposure to low-key stressors.

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