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Trauma, Stigma, and Autism

Developing Resilience and Loosening the Grip of Shame
  • Author
    • Gordon Gates
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This book presents ground-breaking ideas based on current research on how stigma can cause bodily felt trauma in stigmatised or marginalised people, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Gordon Gates draws on his academic research, professional knowledge as a counsellor, and lived experience with Asperger's syndrome to provide a unique framework for combating the psychological and emotional impact of stigma.

Explaining how to develop resilience and essential coping mechanisms to manage distress and improve mental health, this book casts new light on the significance of stigma in mental health, and marks a new way forward for anyone who has been made to feel like an "outsider".
  • Published: Jan 21 2019
  • Pages: 224
  • 228 x 152mm
  • ISBN: 9781785922039
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Press Reviews

  • Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

    This book presents a unique perspective of being autistic.
  • Matthew F. Myatt, CCFP, MD, MPH, Chief of Emergency Department, Stevenson Memorial Hospital

    Gates has written a notedly personal, compelling and insightful book. A must read for those wanting to further expand their knowledge of trauma, stigma and autism.