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Counsellor Cafe – Autism and Mental Health Counselling Members Only
October 9, 2019 Desert Gardens - 554 Seymour St. Kamloops, BC V2C 2G9. PLEASE NOTE: Entry will be an exterior door - far east door marked #145 and in top left corner, "G" 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM No cost. Open to BCACC members only

Region 6 Counsellor Café- Kamloops


Autism and Mental Health Counselling


Presented by Cherise Speer, BA, Med, RCC


This presentation will provide you with information on how to approach clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in order to service a broader spectrum of clients.

As mental health counsellors learning about a vulnerable sector of the community is essential to assisting our clients in coping and balancing their lives and homes.

The more educated we can be as the helpers the easier it is to provide appropriate counselling to our clients.

There are many connections between behavioural, communication and relationship issues associated with ASD, and my goal is to provide insight and clarity surrounding ASD and mental health counselling.

Handouts will be provided to all who register at least 48 hours in advance.

Session Information:

Date:          Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time:         6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Address:    Desert Gardens – 554 Seymour St. Kamloops, BC V2C 2G9.

PLEASE NOTE: Entry will be an exterior door – far east door marked #145 and in top left corner, “G”

Cost:        No Cost. Open to BCACC members only. Light snacks will be provided.


To assist us in planning a comfortable space for you, pre-registration is appreciated. Should you encounter a problem with registering please contact Janine at for assistance.


About the Presenter:

Cherise is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working with Lifeworks by Morneau Shepell as well as private practice.  She has her Master of Education (counselling intensity) and has been working in the health care/counselling field since 2007. Her work is based on providing the community of Kamloops with a knowledgeable and resourceful experience to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle for a broad spectrum of clients. She has facilitated workshops in areas such as; Respectful relationships, Anger management, First Steps, Safety Skills Information for Parents of Young Children and Autism Spectrum Disorder etc.  Cherise is a Certified Pain Management Leader through Stanford University and University of Victoria, and extensively trained in Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention.  She has also expanded her knowledge/practice to include; Trauma Therapy, Neurosequential Model Therapy, Transformational Systems Therapy along with Family Systems Therapy.