Intellectual Disability and Psychotherapy: The Theories, Practice, and Influence of Valerie Sinason

Editor : Alan Corbett

Intellectual Disability and Psychotherapy: The Theories, Practice, and Influence of Valerie Sinason

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : October 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 204
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 93866
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138323629
  • ISBN 10 : 9781138323
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Intellectual Disability and Psychotherapy: The Theories, Practice and Influence of Valerie Sinason charts the impact of the noted psychotherapist's work with children and adults with intellectual disabilities upon both a generation of clinicians and the treatment and services her work transformed. Examining how contemporary Disability Therapists have discovered, used and adapted such pioneering concepts as the Handicapped Smile and Secondary Handicap as a Defence Against Trauma in their clinical work, the book includes contributions from renowned practitioners and clinicians from around the world. It shines a light on how Sinason's work opened doors for working with people who were previously thought of as unreachable. Intellectual Disability and Psychotherapy will be an essential resource to anyone working with children or adults with disabilities, as well as psychotherapists interested in exploring Valerie Sinason's work.

About the Editor(s)

Dr Alan Corbett was Chair of the Training Committee of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability, and a member of the Training Committee of the Guild of Psychotherapists. He was Director of Respond, National Clinical Director of the CARI Foundation, and Clinical Director of ICAP. He was a training analyst and supervisor, a psychotherapist with the School of Life, Consultant Psychotherapist with the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, and consulted to a wide range of organisations. He also taught on a number of psychoanalytic trainings in Britain and Ireland, lectured internationally and published widely on disability, psychotherapy and trauma.

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