Asperger’s & the Terminology Debate, with Valerie Gaus Ph.D. | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 52
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(35 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome back guest Valerie Gaus, Ph.D.. Dr. Gaus is a psychologist, licensed by New York State, who has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 20 years. She specializes in individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages, from 18-98, with extensive experience serving people with disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress-related problems. She approaches therapy using a cognitive-behavioral framework. She is also an author, and the new second edition of her book “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder” comes out November 20th, published by Guilford Press. The three discuss the challenges surrounding the removal of the term “Asperger’s” from the DSM-V, the challenges changes in terminology can present researchers, and why mental health treatment modalities shouldn’t always be centered around someone’s autism diagnosis.
For more on Dr. Gaus, visit: www.drvaleriegaus.com
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Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every two weeks join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in people on the autism spectrum) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.
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Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.