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Disability & Illness

Give Sorrow Words: Working with Dying Children - Judd, Dorothy (2014)

In this book Dorothy Judd, a child psychotherapist who has worked with ill, disabled and dying children and adolescents for many years, places her clinical experience in the context of a full understanding of death, the moral and ethical issues raised by some of the treatments for life-threatening illness, and the current research into new developments in approaches to terminal illness.

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Disability: Controversial Debates and Psychosocial Perspectives - Marks, Deborah (1999)

Deborah Marks examines current theories and practices relating to disability. The focus of the work is not disabled people as 'objects' of study but rather an analysis of disability as it has been historically and culturally constructed and psychically experienced.

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Unexpected Gains, psychotherapy with people with learning disabilities - Miller, Lynda & Simpson, David (2004)

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a new development in the treatment of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, which traditionally has utilised behavioural management and limited counselling. The papers collected here have evolved from the work of the pioneering Learning Disabilities Service at the Tavistock Clinic, London.

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Rethinking ADHD An Illness of Our Time: Integrated approaches to helping children at home and at school - Schmidt Neven, Ruth et al. (2002)

The recent dramatic rise in the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD - has triggered the increasing prescription of drugs that are seen as the cure' for the disorder, and are often relied on as the only form of treatment. This medical diagnosis focuses exclusively on pathology within the child. But what of the broader influences that can impact on a child's psychological health and affect his or her behaviour?

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Mental Handicap and the Human Condition: An Analytic Approach to Intellectual Disability - Sinason, Valerie (2011)

This book was an instant classic when it first appeared in 1992 and has continued to be a key text ever since. Easy to read yet profound in its meaning, it offers hope to professionals, family members and volunteers in the field of learning/intellectual disability as well as the wider community. Based on Dr Valerie Sinason's groundbreaking clinical work at the Tavistock Clinic, it became a catalyst for change in the treatment and perception of disability both in the UK, Europe and South Africa.

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Mental Handicap and the Human Condition; New Approaches from the Tavistock - Sinason, Valerie (1992)

People with severe and profound intellectual disabilities should have the opportunity to receive psychoanalytic psychotherapy to deal with their emotional suffering. However, their needs are not always considered. This book is not only about the people officially designated intellectually disabled, but it is also about the ways in which all of us suffer from the limitations which can be discerned from clinical work on the inner world of these individuals.

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