The Relevance of Minority Stress, Intersectionality, and Community Connectedness for Affirmative Therapeutic Practice
► Presenter: Dr. Monique Botha, University of Sterling
► On-Demand Course: Learners have access to the recording and materials for 180 days from the date of enrollment.
► Audience: Therapists seeking to deepen their understanding of minority stress and marginalization and their impact on autistic and wider-neurodivergent mental health, well-being, and quality of life outcomes.
(Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!)
Therapists, acquire a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of autistic and neurodivergent people and the consequences of minority stress and marginalization.
Join Therapist Neurodiversity Collective as we welcome Dr. Monique Botha, a distinguished Community Psychologist, Research Fellow at the University of Stirling, and a powerful voice from within the Autistic/ADHDer community, for a transformative one-hour online DEI professional development course that delves into the roles of minority stress and marginalization and their impact on autistic and wider-neurodivergent mental health, well-being, and quality of life outcomes.
Dr. Botha will cover a range of topics, including but not limited to
► The existence of mental and physical health disparities within Autistic and Neurodivergent communities and the resultant impacts.
► Intersectionality within the field of psychology and its often-overlooked dark facets.
► An exploration of neuro-sexism and scientific racism in historical and modern contexts.
► Critical mental health outcomes within the autistic community, with a focus on suicidality and self-harm.
Sensitive Content Advisory: Please be aware that this presentation addresses highly sensitive subjects such as suicidality, self-harm, and victimization. Dr. Botha approaches these topics with the utmost care and professionalism. Support and advice resources are provided at the conclusion of the session should participants have need.
You will leave with a heightened awareness of the impacts that minority stress and marginalization have on the lives of autistic and other neurodivergent people, along with a set of recommendations that can be implemented to promote a more inclusive and supportive environment in various professional settings and daily life.
☑ A comprehensive slide handout
☑ A session worksheet with a detailed summary
☑ Course handout with citations for reference
☑ Certificate of Attendance for 1 hour of professional development
Dr. Monique Botha (They/Them)
Dr. Monique Botha is an autistic and ADHDer Community Psychologist and Research Fellow at the University of Stirling. Their research predominantly focuses on the role of minority stress and marginalization in explaining mental health, well-being, and quality of life for neurodivergent people, and furthermore, how social structures (including research) can perpetuate and facilitate such marginalization. Prior to research, Monique worked as a social care worker with autistic people and their families, as well as in palliative care for young and middle-aged disabled adults. Lastly, Monique is a co-founder of the recently established Stigma and Autism Research Network, which aims to bring together people to address the systemic marginalization of autistic people through research and community action.