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Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Insider Perspectives and Counseling Strategies,9780826106025
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Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Insider Perspectives and Counseling Strategies



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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

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Disability from a Sociological Perspective
The History of Treatment Toward Persons with Disabilitiesp. 3
Societal Attitudes and Myths About Disability: Improving the Social Consciousnessp. 33
Culturally Different Issues and Attitudes Toward Disabilityp. 61
Attitudes Toward Disability by Special Interests and Occupational Groupsp. 97
The Psychology of Disability Surrounding the Individual and Family
Theories of Adjustment and Adaptation to Disabilityp. 133
Family Adaptation Across Cultures Toward a Loved One Who is Disabledp. 169
Sexuality and Disabilityp. 195
The Psychosocial World of the Injured Workerp. 235
Pertinent Topics Concerning Psychosocial Issues of Disability
Disability and Quality of Life Over the Life Spanp. 259
Implications of Social Support and Caregiving for Loved Ones with a Disabilityp. 287
Thriving Versus Succumbing to Disability: Psychosocial Factors and Positive Psychologyp. 315
Counseling Strategies and Insights for Working with Persons with Disabilities
Which Counseling Theories and Techniques Work Best With Different Disability Populations and Whyp. 349
Counseling Familiesp. 399
Ethical Responsibilities in Working With Persons With Disabilities and Our Duty to Educatep. 433
Basic DoÆs and DonÆts in Counseling Persons With Disabilitiesp. 465
What We Counsel, Teach, and Research Regarding the Needs of Persons with Disabilities: What Have we Been Missing?p. 481
Indexp. 499
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