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Canadian Neurodiversity Affirming Therapists Facebook Group

Friday, February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST


CNDAT – Canadian Neurodiversity Affirming Therapists Facebook group

For Social Workers and Psychotherapists

TOPIC: Couples: Communicating Across Neurotypes

In honour of St. Valentine, the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travellers, and young people, let’s talk about relationships; more specifically, how we, as therapists, can support couples (triads, etc) when one or both are neurodivergent. Traditional couple therapy usually fails for this population. Why? What do we need to do differently when facilitating cross-neurotype communication? Come and share your thoughts, ideas and strategies. New and past members are all welcome.

This is a Canadian community of therapists and affiliated social and healthcare providers (including Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, students, etc) who serve the neurodiverse population or want to learn about neurodiversity in order to better serve their neurodivergent clients.

According to the neurodiversity paradigm, Autism and other forms of neurodivergence (e.g. Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Tourette’s, etc) as naturally occurring variants in neurobiology.
We are here, as humans who occupy different locations on the neurotypical/atypical spectrum, to network, collaborate, share referrals, support each other, explore treatment modalities, and aid in bringing the neurodiversity paradigm to mainstream professions and the general public.

We share a commitment to educating neurotypical service providers about the harm that is done by imposing neurotypical norms and treatment modalities on neurodivergent people. In our work as/with neurodivergent individuals, we seek to build self-awareness, self-acceptance, and skills for self-advocacy.

N.B. We do not support Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) as a valid treatment for Autism. ABA practitioners are welcome to participate in this group provided that they refrain from explaining or defending ABA as a treatment modality.

Current Group Dates: Second Friday of every month.

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Meeting at a table: Neurodiversity-Affirming/ Neurodivergent Clinical Group Supervision

Neurodiversity-Affirming/ Neurodivergent Clinical Group Supervision

A virtual, monthly clinical supervision group for neurodiversity-affirming therapists and therapists in training.

  • Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy – What is It?
  • The Relationship Between Sex and Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity
  • Modifying Traditional Therapeutic Modalities for Neurodivergent Clients
  • Working with Neurodivergent/Neurotypical (ND/NT) Couples
  • Emotional, Sensory, and Cognitive Dysregulation
  • And More

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Join the Team

As a member of our growing virtual team, you will have the exclusive opportunity to be trained in our unique, trademarked neurodiversity-affirming treatment model, receive ongoing supervision, and have opportunities for continuous learning, as teacher and learner, alongside team members in health and mental health disciplines across Canada. See what we are currently recruiting for here


Friday, February 16
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST
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