What Psychotherapists Should Know about Disability

ISBN-10: 1572306432
ISBN-13: 9781572306431
Edition: 1999
Authors: Rhoda Olkin
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Description: The volume provides the knowledge and skills that mental health professionals need for more effective informed work with clients with disabilities. It gives clinical examples and observations, and discusses teaching, training and research.

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The volume provides the knowledge and skills that mental health professionals need for more effective informed work with clients with disabilities. It gives clinical examples and observations, and discusses teaching, training and research.

Introduction and Overview
How to Use This Book
What This Book Is Not
Language and Terminology
Who Are People with Disabilities?
Definitions
The Disability Community
Categorization, Severity, and Functioning
Disability Statistics
Implications
The Minority Model of Disability
The Moral, Medical, and Minority Models of Disability
The Language of Disability
A Nonpathologizing Orientation to Working with Clients with Disabilities
Implications of the Minority Model for Therapists
The Disability Experience: I. Stereotypes and Attitudes
Impression Formation
Cognitive Schemas: Need to Believe in a Fair World and the Problem of Blame
What We've Learned
Attitudes toward Disability
Factors That Affect Attitudes
The Disability Experience: II. Affect and Everyday Experiences
Prescriptions and Proscriptions
Everyday Experiences of Persons with Disabilities
Families with Disabilities
Children with Disabilities
Siblings of Children with Disabilities
Children with Disabilities Become Adults with Disabilities
Partners with Disabilities
Parents with Disabilities
Summary and Conclusions about Families with Disabilities
Laws and Social History
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Between Laws and Implementation of Laws
Key Points for Practitioners
Clinical Example
Beginning Treatment
Seven Principles to Guide Clinical Work
Therapy Skills When Working with Families with Disabilities
General Treatment Considerations
Treatment Goals in Disability-Affirmative Therapy
Clinical Example and Discussion
Etiquette with Clients with Disabilities
Ten General Rules
Wheelchairs and Scooters
Speech and Communication Difficulties
Visual Impairments
Deafness or Hearing Impairments
Learning Disabilities
Interviews, Assessment, Evaluation, and Diagnosis
Interviewing and the Mental Status Exam
Diagnosis
Testing
Conclusions
Dating, Romance, Sexuality, Pregnancy, Birthing, and Genetic Testing
Dating and Romance
Sexuality
Pregnancy and Birthing
Genetic Testing
Special Issues in Therapy with Clients with Disabilities
Living with a Progressive Disorder
Living with Pain
Living with Fatigue
Advocacy and Discrimination
Aging and Long-Term Care
Substance Abuse and Medications
Use of Support Groups and Readings
"Physician-Assisted Suicide" and the "Right to Die"
Assistive Technology and Devices
Relationship of User/Owner to Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Use and Abandonment
Children and Assistive Technology
Concluding Remarks
Summary of Key Points
The Personal, the Professional, and the Political
Do You Have to Have a Disability to Counsel Those Who Do?
Responsibilities
Clinical Example and a Challenge to Therapists
Conclusions
Research on Disability: Shifting the Paradigm from Pathology to Policy
Beginning Inquiry
Five Models of Research
Factors Limiting Research on Disability
Conclusions
For Teachers and Supervisors
Goals with Students and Supervisees
For Supervisors of Students with Disabilities
Using Multiple Methods
Evaluating Research
Supervised Experience with Clients with Disabilities
Modeling and Mentoring
Disability in the Ghetto
References
Index

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