On the Abandonment of Psychotherapy, An Introduction -I-

In a response to Prof. Laura Dilley’s “thread on some of the problems with the diagnostic approach to mental conditions posed in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)” I commented that “the problem was created with the abandonment of individualised psychotherapy and the dawn of chemical psychiatry and behavioural psychology. Psychotherapy has … Continue reading On the Abandonment of Psychotherapy, An Introduction -I-

A critical introduction to “The nine degrees of autism, a developmental model” (editors Wylie, Lawson & Beardon, 2015) -1-

Few may remember, even from amongst the book’s actual readers, that its complete title is “The Nine Degrees of Autism, a Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions” (editors Wylie, Lawson & Beardon, 2015) The necessity of mentioning the book’s complete title is justified by a title’s further reaching implications. With … Continue reading A critical introduction to “The nine degrees of autism, a developmental model” (editors Wylie, Lawson & Beardon, 2015) -1-

“Autism Spectrum Dependency Classification System v 1.0” -proposal-

[Rev.] Romulus Campan, FDScMH (Forensic), LTh (Hons), CertEd, QTS, PgCert Religion, Spirituality & Mental Health, PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Autism & Asperger’s Chair, Disability & Neurodivergence Staff Network - BSMHFT Previous attempts to classify the Autism Spectrum (AS), failed to understand the ‘trees’ within the ‘forest’ of unknown dimensions, which has become generally known as … Continue reading “Autism Spectrum Dependency Classification System v 1.0” -proposal-

Neurodiversity, or “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” -Proposing the “Medi-Social© Model of Disability and Neurodivergence” III-

One of writing’s most complex hurdles is leaving one’s “body” to immerse in the dream within dream of creating a structure for a world somewhat different than the original. In the dystopian nightmare created by Orwell, Emmanuel Goldstein’s “book” becomes the embodiment of Winston’s hope that his participatory complicity in changing the past to suit … Continue reading Neurodiversity, or “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” -Proposing the “Medi-Social© Model of Disability and Neurodivergence” III-

Restructuring the Autism Spectrum Disorder Narrative around the Core Symptomatology of Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

[Rev.] Romulus Campan FDScMH, LTh(Hons), CertEd, QTS, PgCert Religion, Spirituality & Mental Health PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Autism & Asperger’s “The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men”. Bertrand Russell Keeping in … Continue reading Restructuring the Autism Spectrum Disorder Narrative around the Core Symptomatology of Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Reflections on the Psychopathology of Demand Rejection and Avoidance

Honouring a long-due promise to Demand Avoidance researcher Richard Woods @Richard_Autism I will attempt to summarise a personal perspective of the psychopathology of Demand Rejection and Avoidance, conscious of the topic's vast scientific interdisciplinarity, muddled unfortunately by rather recent research derails, causing unnecessary confusion and delays in therapeutically addressing valid psychotherapeutic necessities. In this short … Continue reading Reflections on the Psychopathology of Demand Rejection and Avoidance

The Cognitive-Behavioural Interpretative Isolationism of Intellectually Proficient Kanner’s & Asperger’s Autism (IPKAA)© Part 3 – The Myth of “Weak Central Coherence”

Part 3 – The Myth of "Weak Central Coherence" (Rev.) Romulus Campan FdScMH, LTh (Hons), CertEd, QTS, PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Autism & Asperger’s 'Frith (1989) attempted to sketch out the preliminary theory that one deep underlying cognitive deficit in autism has to do with a lack of coherence. In other words, autistic people lack … Continue reading The Cognitive-Behavioural Interpretative Isolationism of Intellectually Proficient Kanner’s & Asperger’s Autism (IPKAA)© Part 3 – The Myth of “Weak Central Coherence”

Per aspera ad astra…

Yes, I reverted my Twitter handle back to @Aspergreatness I was diagnosed with ASD/Asperger's Syndrome according to DSM5/ICD-10. What Hans Asperger shouldn't have done in history's darkest hours, I can't change. The legacy of his research into understanding my neurobiology, saved my life. I became an Asper 😡♿✡ Proudly 🐉

The Autistic Maelstrom …

In the new, updated edition of "The Autistic Spectrum" (2002), Lorna Wing offered on page 23 a brief history of the chaos which seems to continue to this day, surrounding risen and fallen efforts to decide the main, and sub-categories of what she identified as the Autistic Spectrum. In order to justify my statement, please … Continue reading The Autistic Maelstrom …

The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category…

On page 1 of his fundamental summary of (Classic) "Autism and Asperger's Syndrome", S. Baron-Cohen (2008) lists as "Key Points" the two, overlappingly different subgroups of what has come to be known as the "Autistic Spectrum". "Classic autism and Asperger syndrome share two key features:          -Social communication difficulties          -Narrow interests and repetitive actions.  But they … Continue reading The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category…