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By Sall Hodges

Taking a psychodynamic method, Counselling Adults with studying Disabilities describes present theoretical principles during this sector. Theories are defined in an available approach, with particular examples given to illustrate the interpretation from idea into perform. universal difficulties are thought of inside a "life span" framework, with cognizance to express problems reminiscent of bereavement, abuse, and not easy habit. the broader context together with relationships with households, teams, and employees have additionally been given considerate attention. eventually, end result proof for counseling is explored.

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The aim of psychodynamic counselling is to enable the movement of these 21 S A L LY H O D G E S feelings into greater consciousness, and in the process, to alleviate some of the distress that is associated with any such unresolved feelings. It is assumed in this model that when a person presents with psychological difficulties, there must be some degree of unresolved, unconscious conflict, and that the person could benefit from the process of understanding these conflicts. Melanie Klein’s work has helped enormously in our understanding of the nature of a person’s unconscious world and how it is formed through our very early relationships.

It is likely that this process is not just confined within families, but that wider society projects feelings of inadequacy, disability, ugliness and insecurity into the section of the population who represent disability. If we were to acknowledge the psychological pain that people with disabilities can and do feel, we would have to recognise our own weaknesses. It is safer to see people with disabilities as different and separate from the norm. The use of people with disabilities as ‘buckets for projection’, is probably the main reason why this group has been excluded from ‘talking’ treatments.

She could not cope with any of her six children, often leaving them to fend for themselves and she physically abused Denise on many Continued 23 S A L LY H O D G E S occasions. There is no mention in the notes of Denise’s father; it is apparent that very little is known about him. Denise, with her brothers and sisters, was placed in care on a number of occasions throughout her childhood. Denise was placed in foster care for eight months when she was just six months old, as her mother was having real difficulties in coping.

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