What Psychotherapists Should Know about Disability
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.
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.
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Introduction and Overview
Who Are People with Disabilities?
The Minority Model of Disability
Families with Disabilities
Laws and Social History
Etiquette with Clients with Disabilities
Interviews Assessment Evaluation and Diagnosis
Aging and LongTerm Care
Use of Support Groups and Readings
Assistive Technology and Devices
The Personal the Professional and the Political
Shifting the Paradigm
Factors Limiting Research on Disability
For Teachers and Supervisors
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