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dc.contributor.authorBurden, Samuel
dc.description.abstractAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an extremely common developmental disability, affecting just under 2% of the population in Canada (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2018). This population faces many of the same mental health struggles as neurotypical individuals, often at much higher rates, and yet accessing counseling often comes with a series of additional barriers due to the complexities of life on the Autism spectrum. As such there is a clear need for a deeper examination into the way we offer counseling to this oft-neglected segment of the population, and this capstone will attempt to address that need. In chapter one I will provide an in-depth examination of this problem and explain why the development of ASD-sensitive forms of therapy is necessary. In chapter two I will address the five forms of therapy most used when counseling clients with ASD, identifying their benefits and highlighting their drawbacks. Finally, in chapter three I will outline a new model of counseling for this population based around the popular roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subjectDungeons and Dragonsen_US
dc.subjectRoleplaying gamesen_US
dc.subjectGroup therapyen_US
dc.subjectSocial skillsen_US
dc.titleGaming For Growth: Reimagining Counseling for Folks on the Autism Spectrumen_US
dc.typeCapstoneen_US University of Seattleen_US of Counsellingen_US
cityu.schoolSchool of Health and Social Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US

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