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This comprehensive volume provides the knowledge and skills that mental health professionals need for more effective, informed work with clients with disabilities. Combining her extensive knowledge as a clinician, researcher, and teacher with her personal experience as someone with a disability, Olkin provides an insider's perspective on critical issues that are often overlooked in training. A lucid conceptual framework is presented for understanding disability as a minority experience, one that is structured by social, legal, and attitudinal constraints as well as physical challenges. Illuminating frequently encountered psychosocial themes and concerns, chapters describe a range of approaches to dealing with disability issues in the treatment of adults, children, and families. Topics addressed include etiquette with clients with disabilities; special concerns in assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis; the impact of disability on sexuality and romance, as well as pregnancy, birthing, and parenting; the use of assistive technology and devices; disability and substance abuse; and more. Filled with clinical examples and observations, the volume also discusses strategies for enhancing teaching, training, and research.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview
1. Who Are People with Disabilities?
2. The Minority Model of Disability
3. The Disability Experience: I. Stereotypes and Attitudes
4. The Disability Experience: II. Affect and Everyday Experiences
5. Families with Disabilities
6. Laws and Social History
7. Beginning Treatment
8. Etiquette with Clients with Disabilities
9. Interviews, Assessment, Evaluation, and Diagnosis
10. Dating, Romance, Sexuality, Pregnancy, Birthing, and Genetic Testing
11. Special Issues in Therapy with Clients with Disabilities
12. Assistive Technology and Devices
13. The Personal, the Professional, and the Political
14. Research on Disability: Shifting the Paradigm from Pathology to Policy
15. For Teachers and Supervisors
What People are Saying About This
Mark Nagler, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Disability Studies, Renison College, University of Waterloo, Canada
This book is not just for psychotherapists--it is a vital resource for anyone who studies disability or is involved in the care or treatment of people with disabilities.
Morris Taggart, PhD, Psychologist and Family Therapist
Simply put, this is the best book on psychotherapy I've read in years. It is not only a superb guide to treating clients with disabilities; it is also an eloquent reminder of what systems-oriented therapy at its most creative can actually be.
Derald Wing Sue, PhD, President, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Division 45 of the American Psychological Association
This book is helping me to confront biases, stereotypes, and discomfort that may obstruct my interactions with students, clients, and acquaintances with disabilities. I am confident that it will make me a more effective clinician.
Practicing psychotherapists; teachers, trainers, and supervisors in disability studies, cultural diversity, clinical and counseling psychology, and related mental health disciplines; graduate-level students; administrators, policy makers, and advocacy groups within the disability community. Serves as a text for graduate-level courses in disability studies, family therapy, rehabilitation psychology, health psychology, and multicultural counseling, and for diversity courses within clinical psychology.