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Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities who Self-injure, Paperback / softback Book

Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities who Self-injure Paperback / softback

Edited by Pauline Heslop, Andrew Lovell

Description

Adopting a predominantly psychological approach, this book provides carers with up-to-date information and resources to provide appropriately individualised care to people with learning disabilities who self-injure. Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities who Self-Injure synthesises traditional (behavioural) and newer (psychological) approaches to understanding self-injury, drawing on psychoanalytic and social theory to provide practical guidelines for more sustained and effective support.

It suggests that motivations for self-injury may be similar for people with and without learning disabilities, and draws on case work examples to suggest person-centred techniques that encourage communication - particularly important with people who do not use verbal communication - and recovery.

The book covers a range of specific needs, including people with autism who self-injure, and emphasises the views of people with learning disabilities themselves and their families about what has worked best, and why. At the end of each chapter, a variety of practical implications for the provision of support are given. This book is for those supporting people with learning disabilities who self-injure and will be a useful resource for social workers, psychologists, counsellors, learning support workers, nurses and social and health care students.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Disability: social aspects
  • ISBN: 9781849052085