Autism Treatment From a Trauma Perspective

Autism Treatment From a Trauma Perspective

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• Dive deep into autism, its diagnosis and treatment.
• Master assessment, treatment modalities and methods for improving outcomes.
• Learn why children go into meltdown mode for seemingly no reason in seconds.
• Learn how to slow that reactive process.
• Help the individual to feel safe in a constantly assaultive and traumatic world.

The latest research on autism and the brain is indicating that it affects the brain in much the same way as complex trauma. What does this mean for the delivery of behavioural and social services? If the brain is affected in the same ways as trauma what does this mean for educational, vocational, and developmental goals in the individual’s life? How do we progress with treatment based on the research of the last six years?


In this new exciting online course based on his new book The Life Recovery Method: Autism Treatment From A Trauma Perspective, Robert Cox looks at the research, how the brain reacts to both trauma and autism and what this means in the real world for treatment. Using case examples and his own observations, he has laid out a method and direction for treatment that is making a profound difference in the lives of the individuals affected by autism.


Many individuals with autism have experienced a trauma that re-emerges in episodes of self-harm, depression, harm to others, and isolation. Robert Cox encourages some treatment modalities, including Mindfulness Training and Play Therapy, to allow the individuals with autism to move their thoughts past the trauma. He encourages them to focus on what their life can become. He’s been very successful with his clients who are now able to make eye contact with others and speak for themselves, or work alongside others in competitive jobs. Many have become independent and have left their homes and are now living with supports in their community. Their caregivers have been given effective tools and hope.


From families to schools to employment and individual struggles, Robert Cox shares the methods that can bring lasting change to lives and often reduce or remove the necessity for expensive and time-consuming behavioural services.


This course will provide a clear direction for the implementation of services that will make all the difference in the lives of those struggling with life on the autism spectrum. Simple and highly effective treatment ideas will be presented. By the end of this course, you will be inspired and will have a deep sense of hope, purpose and confidence.


This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Assess the level of ASD in individuals.

b). Assess sensory needs and begin developing a cursory sensory diet.

c). Assess areas of Executive Functioning that may be affected.

d). Describe how Autism acts as a trauma on the brain and impact this has on individuals.

e). Use methods to begin helping individuals to improve brain function.

f). Assist individuals in increasing socialization and communication skills.


Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers; Healthcare Workers.

Robert Cox, LPC, is the author of Recovery Method: Autism Treatment From a Trauma Perspective, an accredited mental health practitioner, a clinical consultant and a university lecturer. He specializes in trauma with focuses in addiction and autism. Robert lectures frequently at universities in the USA on regional and national levels about the issues of trauma, attachment and connection. He is the president-elect of the American Counselling Association of Missouri. He owns a mental health practice, Life Recovery Consulting, with offices in two locations where he practices clinically.

This online workshop will give you instant access to 4 sessions of video content, accessible via streaming on our website, as well as downloadable PowerPoint slides (PDF). You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


The duration of this course is 4.5 learning hours.


Please click the green ‘Mark Complete’ button on each module as you progress. A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short assessment quiz. If the certificate is not showing, please confirm you have marked all sections as ‘Complete’. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.