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Training 101: Fundamentals of Working with Neurodiverse Couples in Therapy

Online Courses


Learn how to recognize, understand, and effectively treat couples in which one or both partners has an Asperger’s or autism profile (neurodiverse couples) by viewing couples through a lens that accounts for the impact that the couple’s neurological differences have on their relationship. The course includes listening to expert lectures, intimate interviews with neurodiverse couples, and insights from a panel of therapists who work with neurodiverse couples. Downloadable PDFs of tools, tips, and additional resources are yours to keep.  This is a 10 hour self-paced online course that can be accessed from anywhere, from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Developed by BUSSW Network Trainer, Grace Myhill, MSW.  

For additional training, see companion program: Certification 201: Case Presentations and Advanced Topics in Neurodiverse Couples Therapy.

* Members of the BUSSW community receive a 25% discount at registration with code BUSSW25



  • Understand why neurology really matters in couples therapy
  • Recognize neurodiversity in a couple
  • Understand Asperger’s & autism and its impact on a couple
  • Understand Asperger’s & autism and co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Describe the impact of neurodiversity
  • Explain how a diagnosis can help neurodiverse couples
  • Understand treatment for neurological differences
  • Gain skill-building tools for neurodiverse couples to enhance communication and emotional connection
  • Learn how to address intimacy and sexuality in neurodiverse relationships

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Course Outline

  • Neurology Really Matters in Couples Therapy
  • Recognizing Neurodiversity in a Couple
  • Overview of Asperger’s & Autism and Its Impact on a Couple
  • Asperger/Autism and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions
  • Understanding the Impact of Neurodiversity
  • How a Diagnosis Can Help Neurodiverse Couples
  • Treating for Neurological Differences
  •  Skill-Building Tools for Neurodiverse Couples to Enhance Communication & Emotional Connection
  • Addressing Intimacy and Sexuality in Neurodiverse Relationships
  • Case Study: Practice Exercise and Online Discussion
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