The Existential Academy are pleased to offer a range of our masters level modules to those wanting specific CPD training in neurodiversity. You can enrol on our Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) that we deliver as part of our postgraduate programmes.
The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling NSPC has been involved in research and teaching in autism and neurodiversity since its inception in 1998. The online courses provide in-depth theory, understanding of clinical issues and practice, and research skills. NSPC believes that improving awareness, and high quality assessments and services for autistic and neurodiverse individuals is paramount. Continued research into autism and increasing the understanding of what life is like for autism and neurodiverse individuals is essential worldwide.
The distance learning nature of the course means that students can learn in a flexible format that fits around work and personal commitments. The course is wholly online and is accessed by students across the world. Learning incorporates theory, references to real world settings, skills and research. Students learn together in a collaborative way, sharing knowledge and experience.
The courses provide professional development for those supporting autistic and neurodiverse individuals. However, the modules are also of interest to those wanting to study autism and neurodiversity solely from an academic and research perspective. Including for parent, carers or individuals with a neurodiversity who want access to the latest research, and information about services.
Programme of Study
Autism Spectrum Disorder: This module develops awareness of diagnosis and presentation of autism. It also provides a comprehensive account of contemporary knowledge about the causes and effective therapies, approaches and interventions in ASD, and to enable the student to be able to combine these personal and scientific perspectives.
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder: Students will learn about the presentations of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and of the impact of this disorder on the affected person and on the people close to them. It also aims to provide a comprehensive account of contemporary knowledge about the causes and effective treatments of ADHD, and to enable the student to be able to combine these personal and scientific perspectives.
All teaching is done online over 10 weeks. You will have access to a wide range of resources and content and work with your fellow students in an online forum and Zoom tutorials. Students will be expected to produce a written essay at the end of each module to consolidate their learning. All the learning is asynchronous, so you can fit it around your other commitments.