Alternatives to CBT for Neurodivergent Clients

162 Autism Understanding March 22

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a widely promoted psychological treatment, but it may not be suitable for everyone, particularly neurodivergent individuals who may feel invalidated or overwhelmed by its approach.

CBT typically involves homework and requires clients to describe their emotions and thoughts in detail, which can be difficult for some individuals, including those with ADHD, intellectual disabilities, or alexithymia. Instead, a more personalised approach to therapy that focuse…

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