The world appears to be split into those that can be classed as neurotypicals and those that are neurodivergents. People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are a part of the neurodivergent group and people with Asperger’s Syndrome are part of the spectrum of people with ASD. There is a long history of misunderstandings and mistreatment of people with ASD across the medical profession and often in the consulting room. This seminar will present current thinking about ASD from a psychoanalytic perspective and suggest applications of that thinking in the treatment of individuals.
About the Speaker
Richard Curen works in private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor. He trained at the Gestalt Centre London and at that Portman clinic where is teaches and supervises trainees. Richard was consultant forensic psychotherapist and supervisor at Respond where he worked for 17 years, and where he led the forensic service for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities or autism.