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HOW TO TAILOR A TRANSDIAGNOSTIC INTERVENTION TO THE INDIVIDUAL STATE OF MIND OF INDIVIDUALS WITH ASD?

 

Paula WEERKAMP BARTHOLOMEUS
ReAttach Therapy International Foundation,
The Netherlands
E-mail: reattachfoundation@gmail.com
Received: 28-December-2018
Revised: 2-February-2019
Accepted: 15-February-2019
Online first 16-February-2019

Abstract

Introduction: ReAttach is a trans-diagnostic tailored intervention based on a conceptualization model. The intervention includes arousal-regulation, multiple sensory processing, conceptualization, affective mentalization and associative memory formation (active learning). Autism Spectrum Disorder is a clinical diagnosis for a heterogeneous group of individuals who experience pervasive neurodevelopmental problems including perceiving the world in a fragmented way: the pre-conceptual state of mind. Tailored ReAttach sessions support individuals with ASD to develop a coherent sense of the self and the world.

Objective: The aim of this article is to describe how a to tailor a ReAttach session to the individual state of mind of individuals with ASD.

Method: ReAttach-C.A.T. is a Computer Adaptive Tool, built to assist therapists to map the individual state of mind before the start of ReAttach sessions. The instrument is in its early stage of development.

Results: A group of 52 patients with complex developmental challenges were interviewed by their ReAttach therapist, using the inclusive ReAttach-C.A.T. Mapping the individual state of mind in co-creation with the individual with ASD, makes sense and is helpful for a variety of reasons. It also sheds a new light on the Forms of Vitality of the co-creators.

Key words: ReAttach, Autism, Forms of Vitality

 

Citation: Weerkamp Bartholomeus, P. How to tailor a transdiagnostic intervention to the individual state of mind of individuals with ASD? Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. 2019 Feb 17;1(2):78-83 https://doi.org/10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.14

Copyright ©2018 Weerkamp Bartholomeus, P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Corresponding address:
Paula WEERKAMP-BARTHOLOMEUS
ReAttach Therapy International Foundation
Kerkplein 2, 6367 ER Voerendaal, The Netherlands
Phone: 0031-624675619
E-mail: reattachfoundation@gmail.com

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