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Creative Connections: Integrating Neurodiversity Affirming Practice in Creative Arts Therapy with Raelene Dundon

  • 01 May 2024
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • ZOOM


  • (+ GST for Australian members)

* 2nd event due to popular demand*
To be neurodiversity affirming is to acknowledge that all neurotypes are equal in value and valid in their right to exist. For neurodivergent individuals, such as those who are Autistic or ADHD, neurodiversity affirming practices have shifted the focus of therapy to acceptance, accommodation and empowerment rather than teaching skills to 'fit in'. Creative Arts Therapies are especially suited to neurodiversity affirming ideas due to their focus on relationships and self-expression, but to fully embrace neurodiversity affirming practice, a shift in philosophy and increased understanding of neurodivergent experiences is required. In this workshop, attendees will learn about the 7 key principles of Neurodiversity Affirming Practice and how they can be applied to therapy sessions, when writing reports, and when advocating for clients with other professionals. Insights into neurodivergent culture and differences in communication, emotional regulation and play will also be discussed. Suitable for therapists with basic to intermediate experience.


Raelene Dundon is an Autistic and ADHDer Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist and Author, with over 20 years experience supporting neurodivergent children and their families, and working with educators and clinicians. She is the Director of Okey Dokey Childhood Therapy and a lecturer in Child Play Therapy at Deakin University.

When: Wednesday 1 May 2024
Time: 1pm - 3pm AEST (11am HKT & WA, 3pm NZT)
Duration/CPD: 2 hrs (includes 30 min Q&A)
Where: Zoom
Cost: Practising and Affiliate Members $50 (+ GST for Australian members)
          Student Members Free
Max Participants: 60
Recorded session: Yes

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