Intellectual Disabilities: A Systemic Approach

Intellectual Disabilities: A Systemic Approach

by Sandra Baum, Henrik Lynggaard, Tom Andersen
     
 

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The application of systemic ideas and principles in working with people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and their service systems has grown over the last decade. This book, for the first time, brings together the writings of a group of practitioners who have been using this approach in their clinical practice. They hope to inspire others to try

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The application of systemic ideas and principles in working with people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and their service systems has grown over the last decade. This book, for the first time, brings together the writings of a group of practitioners who have been using this approach in their clinical practice. They hope to inspire others to try different ways of working with people with intellectual disabilities and their wider systems, so that they can have the choice of a wide range of therapeutic approaches. It is also hoped that systemic practitioners who are unfamiliar with this client group might consider extending their practice to work also with people with intellectual disabilities.

The Contributors: Sandra Baum, Denise Cardone, Jennifer Clegg, Glenda Fredman, Sabrina Halliday, Amanda Hilton, Susan King, Henrik Lynggaard, Helen Pote, Selma Rikberg Smyly, Lorna Robbins, Katrina Scior, and Sarah Walden.

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“This book feels like a big step toward solidarity. It is freeing that the book carefully turns our usual descriptions of 'them' to describing and including 'us'. Yes, this is a book of inclusion and it holds the ambition that all those who have not had speaking voices and therefore not been heard, now shall be given that possibility.”
Tom Andersen
“This book feels like a big step toward solidarity. It is freeing that the book carefully turns our usual descriptions of 'them' to describing and including 'us'. Yes, this is a book of inclusion and it holds the ambition that all those who have not had speaking voices and therefore not been heard, now shall be given that possibility.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855753167
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Systemic Thinking and Practice Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 7.50(d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Baum is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Newham Primary Care NHS Trust. She has a postgraduate certificate in systems approaches to families and organizations from the Tavistock Centre. Her clinical work and research interests focus on using systemic approaches in her work with families and staff teams and on improving services for parents with intellectual disabilities.

Henrik Lynggaard is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with Camden and Islington Mental Health NHS Trust in London. A native of Denmark, he has trained and worked mainly in the U.K., where he has developed a strong interest in adapting systemic and narrative approaches in his conversations with people with intellectual disabilities.

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