Intellectual Disability, Trauma and Psychotherapy by Tamsin Cottis, Anne Alvarez

By Tamsin Cottis, Anne Alvarez

People with highbrow disabilities have emotional and psychological future health wishes similar to an individual else. until eventually lately besides the fact that there was little learn of powerful mental remedy or direct, available psychotherapy provision for this shopper group.

Intellectual incapacity, Trauma and Psychotherapy makes a speciality of the supply of psychotherapy providers for people with highbrow disabilities. best pros during this professional box are introduced jointly to explain the background, conception and perform in their paintings in twelve centred chapters that draw at the paintings of psychotherapists together with Bion, Winnicott, Sinason and Alvarez. issues lined include:

  • therapeutic responses to cultural and non secular diversity
  • support for folks with highbrow disabilities
  • developing fit and safe attachments in the family
  • dealing with excessive emotions of shame
  • helping consumers to deal with aggravating sexual experiences.

Drawing on over a decade of pioneering practitioner adventure at reply – a government-funded psychotherapy provider for individuals with studying disabilities established in relevant London – this ebook explores the sensible concerns in supplying remedy to this patron workforce, no matter if separately, in households, in teams, or by means of mobilephone counselling. It closes with a bankruptcy exploring the future of those that desire to boost prone of this kind.

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For the majority of patients, though, life in the hospitals was indeed ‘a stagnant pool’. These hospitals were located in isolated positions, outside towns and with poor transport links. Post-war services saw no real change in the dominance of institutions despite a change of management from council care to the National Health Service. The majority of accounts by people who lived in the institutions spoke of mistreatment and cruelty (Cooper and Atkinson, 1997). These institutions seemed also to have pernicious effects on how staff behaved towards the patients, with reports of harsh and abusive treatment (Goffman, 1961).

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