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Intellectual Disability, Trauma and Psychotherapy


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Alvarez, Foreword. Cottis, Introduction. O'Driscoll, Psychotherapy and Intellectual Disability: A Historical View. Upton, When Words Are Not Enough: Creative Therapeutic Approaches. Corbett, Words as a Second Language: The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Severe Intellectual Disability. Lloyd, Speaking Through the Skin: The Significance of Shame. Cottis, Love Hurts: The Emotional Impact of Intellectual Disability and Sexual Abuse on a Family. Curen, `Can They See In The Door?': Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders Who Have Intellectual Disabilities. Cottis, Neill, Going on Down the Line: Working with Parents who have Intellectual Disabilities. Haque, Differences, Differences, Differences: Working with Ethnic, Cultural and Religious Diversity. Blackman, Therapy for Life and Death: A Focus on the Respond Elders Project. Arthur, McNeil, Small, In One Ear: The Practice and Process of Telephone Counselling. Cottis, O'Driscoll, Outside In: The Effects of Trauma on Organizations. Cottis, Life Support or Intensive Care?: Endings and Outcomes in Psychotherapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Glossary. Index

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Psychotherapist and co-founder of Respond, UK


'In this remarkable book contributors take us on a journey to understand the emotional needs of a small but very challenged group of people, and on the way answer the question of whether psychotherapy for people with learning disabilities is worth it. It so definitely is!' - Professor Sheila Hollins, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 'This is a beautiful brave book. Edited by a major learning disability pioneer, Tamsin Cottis, and with contributions from the internationally known specialist psychotherapists who work at Respond, this book is essential for all those in the field of learning disability' - Dr Valerie Sinason Ph.D MACP M.Inst.Psychoanal, President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability

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