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Acknowledgements; Preface; Part One: Clinical Work with Asperger Syndrome; 1. Learning from Those who Have Asperger Syndrome; 2. Theory of Mind, Executive Functioning, and Central Coherence; 3. Articulating Perspective and Intention in Addressing Theory of Mind; 4. The Understanding and Communication of Information; 5. Addressing Commonly Occurring Issues; 6. Adults and Family Members; 7. Challenges for the Therapist; Part Two: Case Management; 8. Collaboration with Parents and Other Professionals; 9. School Collaboration and Consulatation; 10. Preparation of Special Materials; Afterword. People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) understand and respond to the world in a very different way from people without this condition. The challenge for psychotherapists working with Asperger clients lies in setting aside their own preconceptions and learning to understand their client's perspective. Behaviour that, in a ''neurotypical'' client, may be evidence of a problem, in an Asperger client may simply be a manifestation of Asperger ways of approaching the world. Paula Jacobsen, an experienced child psychotherapist, demonstrates how to interpret classic analytic and psychodynamic theories in.