Q&A

CBT for Teens with Autism

CBT for Teens with Autism

Psychiatrist Caitlin Conner discusses how to tailor CBT to the unique needs and challenges for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Should parents force their ASD kids to socialize?
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What are some unique challenges that teens with ASD face?
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Has research or your experience identified common beliefs that teens with ASD have about themselves and others?
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Do CBT interventions for ASD target core ASD symptoms or comorbidities or both?
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What modifications to standard CBT intervention is usually done for teens with ASD?
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When working with neuro-atypical/neuro-diverse populations such as with ASD, are there aspects of CBT that should definitely NOT be used, or that should be altered?
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When working with a teenager where the emotional difficulties experienced might be neurological by nature, such as can occur with ASD, how can CBT be helpful?
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What are some key strategies to help ASD teens with emotion regulation difficulties?
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Can CBT help with sensory overload?
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Can CBT help with the development of perspective taking?
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How do people who are very concrete thinkers go with CBT?
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Is there evidence to support the efficacy of CBT for adolescents with ASD?
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How important is a cognitive component in ASD treatment? What is your opinion on this?
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