How to handle your autistic client, by psychologist vs counselor

We are talking about a doctor who is treating someone with autism and their parents. 

He/she is a practicing psychologist, who works with a lot of clients. 

They are very high functioning, but their social skills are still limited and they are not as well developed in other areas of their life. 

It is very difficult to treat them, even though they have a lot in common with us. 

How can we help? 

If we can, we should. 

For them, it’s very difficult for us to understand what they need and what they are going through. 

In addition, their needs can vary significantly from our own. 

We might not understand their emotional state or how they feel. 

This is something we should try to understand and help them understand. 

As you can imagine, their autism is very complex. 

 How can we learn from their experience? 

It’s easy for us, because we are the doctors and they have been dealing with this for many years. 

We know what works, what doesn’t work, and how to fix it. 

But sometimes, it doesn’t help. 

Sometimes, the only thing that works is a very aggressive approach, like forcing them to do something they don’t want to do. 

What should we do? 

Well, there are two main approaches. 

First, we can try to listen to their needs. 

That can be a bit of a stretch for some people. 

Second, we could talk to them about their emotions and try to help them see that they have feelings too. 

The first option, the most common, is for us as a clinician to focus on the client’s emotions, so that we can understand them better. 

However, we don’t always do this. 

This is a really common situation. 

One of the most difficult things about this is that we are not psychologists, so we have to think about what we are doing in terms of our own abilities. 

In this case, the problem is that the patient is not a child and so we don, in fact, have to help the child, which is not an easy thing to do, even if it’s what the doctor tells us to do! 

We might think that if we are able to understand their feelings, we will be able to help, and that we will have better insight into what’s going on with them. 

But we may be in the middle of this whole process and there are other things going on, so it’s hard to be precise. 

What should we be doing instead? 

The second approach is more likely to help.

If we can talk to the patient about their feelings and how they are affecting them, we might be able figure out what’s happening, which may help us understand their situation and perhaps even understand how they could improve their situation. 

  If we are lucky, we may even find a way to help their symptoms, which would be wonderful. 

How do we help them with their emotions? 

There are two major approaches, but in general, one of them works, one doesn’t. 

There’s a lot to learn from both approaches.

First, try to learn what’s been going on in the patient’s life. 

  This can be quite challenging. 

A lot of patients with autism struggle to remember what’s happened in their lives. 

You can help them remember it by asking questions about their day. 

They might want to recall something that was important in their past. 

Another thing that you can do is ask them to describe what their life was like before the diagnosis. 

If you can, they may be able make sense of it and relate to it in a different way. 

As you go through this, you can also try to explain to them what they can do to make their life better. 

  You might even find that it helps. 

Second, try not to judge. 

It’s very hard to help someone when they are just confused and upset. 

Even if they do have problems, they are often very smart and they understand the world. 

So it’s important to let them know that there are people out there who are trying to help with their issues. 

Sometimes, they have very hard feelings, so you can try and calm them down and listen to them. 

  And when you have that chance, try and make them feel good. 

For example, ask them if they are happy with the way their life is and how their life would be different if they didn’t have autism. 

Do you think they will be happier? 

You might also want to ask them what kind of life they would have if they had autism? 

These are very important questions that you should be asking. 

Now that you know what’s in their mind, what are they feeling? 

Then you can ask them questions like: What kind of