Conclusion: Inside-Out and Beyond

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The use of Pokemon in Dyer’s case study offers a good illustration of how therapy is shaped to meet the client’s frame of mind. Some argue that manualisation restricts practices and acts as a hindrance to the development of a therapeutic relationship. The time when solo practices were important to define disciplines and secure qualifications, professional requirements and employment appears to be giving way to collaboration and combining practices in order to meet needs and improve clinical practice. It is possible that specific creative and non verbal techniques can be shared amongst families and friends who are willing to meet people with autism where they are and interact in their preferred ways of interacting, i.e., visually, bodily and digitally. It may also be possible to offer therapeutic support to careers vulnerable to burnout, as argued in some of our studies with caregivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts Therapies Research and Practice with Persons on the Autism Spectrum
Subtitle of host publicationColourful Hatchlings
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781000952483
ISBN (Print)9781032063089
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


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