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Training 101: Fundamentals of Working with Neurodiverse Couples in Therapy

Online Courses


Learn how to recognize, understand, and effectively treat one or both partners in a neurodiverse relationship 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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