Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Second Edition

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Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826180629

Insider Perspectives and Strategies for Counselors

Author: Irmo Marini PhD, DSc, CRC, CLCP, Michael Millington PhD, CRC, Noreen M. Graf RhD, CRC

$95.00

Description 

Praise for the First Edition:

"This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars–-Doody's Medical Reviews

What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How do those born with a disability differ from individuals who acquire one later in life? Fully updated and revised, this second edition of a unique rehabilitation counseling text reflects growing disparities among "haves and have-nots" as they bear on the psychosocial aspects of disability. New content focuses on returning veterans afflicted with physical and mental health problems, persons with disabilities living in poverty, and the need for increased family and community-based engagement. The book provides updated information about assisted suicide, genetic testing, new legislation, and much more.

Using a minority model perspective, the text provides students and practitioners of rehabilitation and mental health counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features first-person narratives from people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling such individuals. The text encompasses an historical perspective, psychological and sociological research, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the use positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared to individuals with specific disabilities. Designed for a 15-week semester, the book also includes thought-provoking discussion questions and exercises, an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoints.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Reflects the growing disparities between “haves and have-nots” as they impact people with disabilities
  • Includes new content on veterans with physical and mental disabilities
  • Describes the experience of impoverished individuals with disabilities
  • Examines the need for increase family and community-based engagement
  • Discusses strengths and weaknesses of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Covers assisted suicide, genetic testing, and recent legislationExpanded coverage of sexual identity
  • Provides an Instructor Manual and PowerPoints

Key Features:

  • Provides 16 personal narratives demonstrating the "normalcy" of individuals with different types of disabling conditions
  • Includes stories of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal chord injuries, muscular dystrophy, mental illness, and other disabilities
  • Delivers counseling strategies geared toward specific disabilities, with "do’s" and "don'ts"
  • Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 28, 2017
  • Page Count 568
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826180629

About The Author(s) 

Irmo Marini, PhD, CRC, CLCP, is Professor in the School of Rehabilitation at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. He obtained his PhD in Rehabilitation from Auburn University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He is a 2009 recipient of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education’s distinguished career award in rehabilitation education, and 2010 recipient of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association’s James F. Garrett distinguished career award in rehabilitation research. In 2012, Dr. Marini was bestowed with an honorary doctorate of science (honoris causa) from his alma mater Lakehead University, and was the recipient of the 2013 National Council on Rehabilitation Education’s educator of the year award. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Patricia McCollom distinguished career award in life care planning research. He is the co-author and coeditor of seven books, over 40 book chapters, and more than 80 refereed journal publications. He is the former Chair of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, and former President of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

Noreen M. Graf, Rh.D, is a Professor in the School of Rehabilitation at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg Texas. She holds a doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Graf focuses primarily in the area of trauma-related disability and has published 59 journal articles and chapters, and two pieces of pure fiction.

Michael J. Millington, PhD is Course Director for the Rehabilitation Counselling Discipline and Associate of the Centre for Disability Research and Policy, and the WHO Collaborating Centre at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. He holds a doctorate in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. His 60+ publications concern various aspects of inclusive community development. Current research focuses on integrating community-based rehabilitation principles into the practice, management, and pedagogy of care and support.

Table of Contents 

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART ONE: DISABILITY FROM A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

    1. The History of Treatment Toward Persons With Disabilities Irmo Marini

    Insider Perspective:The Story of Patricia E. Moniot

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    2. Societal Attitudes and Myths About Disability: Improving the Social Consciousness Irmo Marini

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Linda Napolitano

    Discussion Questions and Exercises
    3. Culturally Different Issues and Attitudes Toward Disability Michael Jay Millington Insider Perspective: The Story of Elvia Susana Prieto Armendariz Discussion Questions and Exercises

    4. Attitudes Toward Disability by Special Interests and Occupational Groups Irmo Marini

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Miriam Kimmelman

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

PART TWO: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DISABILITY SURROUNDING THE INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY

    5. Theories of Adjustment and Adaptation to Disability Irmo Marini

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Michael Hoenig

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    6. Family Adaptation Across Cultures Toward a Loved One Who Is Disabled Noreen M. Glover-Graf

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Francia Malone

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    7. Sexuality and Disability Noreen M. Glover-Graf

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Jennifer L. Addis

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    8. The Psychosocial World of the Injured Worker Irmo Marini

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Gino Sonego

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

PART THREE: PERTINENT TOPICS CONCERNING PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES OF DISABILITY

    9. Disability and Quality of Life Over the Life Span Noreen M. Glover-Graf

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Richard Daggett

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    10. Implications of Social Support and Caregiving for Loved Ones With a Disability Irmo Marini

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Verne Sanford

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    11. Social Justice, Oppression, and Disability: Counseling Those Most in Need. Irmo Marini

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Claudia Smith composed by Olivia Perez

    2. Thriving Versus Succumbing to Disability: Psychosocial Factors and Positive Psychology Irmo Marini

    Insider Perspective:Story of Dave Shannon

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

PART FOUR: COUNSELING STRATEGIES AND INSIGHTS FOR WORKING WITH PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    13. Which Counseling Theories and Techniques Work Best With Different Disability Populations and Why Michael Jay Millington

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Kristine Stebler

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    14. Counseling Families in the Community Michael Jay Millington

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Kathleen Prime

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    15. Ethical Responsibilities in Working With Persons With Disabilities and Our Duty to Educate Noreen M. Glover-Graf

    Insider Perspective:The Story of Patricia (Allen) Konczynski

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

    16. Basic Do’s and Don’ts in Counseling Persons With Disabilities Michael Jay Millington

    Insider Perspective: The Story of Michael Hineberg

    Discussion Questions and Exercises

Index