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This textbook explores the psychosocial implications of living and working among persons with a disabling condition, with a focus on the sociological and societal perceptions toward disability. Providing an 'insider's perspective' on counseling, this book serves as an ideal reading for students pursuing rehabilitation counseling.
Selected chapters incorporate cultural issues, historical perspectives, myths and misconceptions about disability, contemporary issues in positive psychology and wellness, quality of life issues and health impact, and implications for caregivers. Further topics discussed are adjustments to disability by the individual and family and counseling strategies in working with persons with disabilities and their families.Key Features:
- Includes narratives of persons living with various disabilities such as blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, and muscular dystrophy, and polio
- Presents case studies prepared in a structured format to include psychological and sociological research
- Includes glossary of terms as well as critical thinking questions
- Addresses do's and don'ts counseling strategies for persons with disabilities
- Includes a section on issues in professional rehabilitation counselors must deal with on a daily basis and how they go about treating their clients
Table of Contents
|Disability from a Sociological Perspective|
|The History of Treatment Toward Persons with Disabilities||p. 3|
|Societal Attitudes and Myths About Disability: Improving the Social Consciousness||p. 33|
|Culturally Different Issues and Attitudes Toward Disability||p. 61|
|Attitudes Toward Disability by Special Interests and Occupational Groups||p. 97|
|The Psychology of Disability Surrounding the Individual and Family|
|Theories of Adjustment and Adaptation to Disability||p. 133|
|Family Adaptation Across Cultures Toward a Loved One Who is Disabled||p. 169|
|Sexuality and Disability||p. 195|
|The Psychosocial World of the Injured Worker||p. 235|
|Pertinent Topics Concerning Psychosocial Issues of Disability|
|Disability and Quality of Life Over the Life Span||p. 259|
|Implications of Social Support and Caregiving for Loved Ones with a Disability||p. 287|
|Thriving Versus Succumbing to Disability: Psychosocial Factors and Positive Psychology||p. 315|
|Counseling Strategies and Insights for Working with Persons with Disabilities|
|Which Counseling Theories and Techniques Work Best With Different Disability Populations and Why||p. 349|
|Counseling Families||p. 399|
|Ethical Responsibilities in Working With Persons With Disabilities and Our Duty to Educate||p. 433|
|Basic DoÆs and DonÆts in Counseling Persons With Disabilities||p. 465|
|What We Counsel, Teach, and Research Regarding the Needs of Persons with Disabilities: What Have we Been Missing?||p. 481|
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