Psychology of Disability: Second Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, Nov 6, 2003 - Social Science - 352 pages
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The realities surrounding the psychological experience of disability, plus the intervention techniques used to resolve some of the problems, have changed dramatically since the publication of the first edition of this classic text. This revised edition describes changes that have come out of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as technological advances, new legislation, and evolving health care systems. It addresses the growing interest in racial and ethnic diversity, and includes an exploration of spirituality and disability, as well as a look at new partnerships, such as within the community, that have developed.

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Carolyn Vash, PhD, is a psychologist whose current professional interests span theoretical and philosophical psychology, humanistic psychology, psychology of the arts, and the psychology of religion. She conducts a limited consulting practice based in Altadena, California but devotes most of her time to writing. She has previously worked as a rehabilitation psychologist, administrator, researcher, and educator. In addition to the first edition of Psychology of Disability, she has had two other books published by Springer Publishing Company. Their titles were The Burnt-Out Administrator (1980) and Personality and Adversity (1994). Her next book examines the nature of consciousness through lenses provided by the most ancient of wisdom teachings and the most recent conceptions of complexity science.

Nancy Crewe, PhD, is a rehabilitation psychologist and professor at Michigan State University where she coordinates the master's degree program in rehabilitation counseling. Prior to talking that position she spent 16 years as a faculty member and clinician in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests have revolved around psychological and social aspects of spinal cord injury. She won the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association's 1997 Research Award for Life Stories of People With Long-Term Spinal Cord Injury. Previous books include Employment After Spinal Cord Injury (1978), written with G.T. Athelstan and A. S. Bower, and Independent Living for Physically Disabled People (1983), edited with Irving K. Zola. Current Interests include narrative psychology, spirituality and disability, and complexity science.

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