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dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Heatheren
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Cassandra
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-01T15:20:47Z
dc.date.available2021-02-01T15:20:47Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationKelly, C. (2020). An exploration into the use of psychotherapy with intellectually disabled clients. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://esource.dbs.ie/handle/10788/4061
dc.description.abstractIntellectual disability has a history of exclusion from traditional talk therapies and research. This paper reviews the growing body of research in the use of psychotherapy with this unique client group. Research has shown that people with an intellectual disability have an increased risk of mental health difficulties and emotional distress which is often mistaken for a symptom of the intellectual disability. The first part of this paper explores the number of difficulties faced by these clients in their development and how they are often denied the necessary milestones needed to develop a full sense of self. This paper further explores the process of psychotherapy with intellectually disabled clients, looking at communication issues that can arise and the importance of flexibility on the therapists part and use of alternative communication. Working with this client group evokes strong transferencial responses as therapists face their own issues with ability, illness and loss. There is a need for reflective practice on the therapist part and good supervision. This paper concludes that given the wide range of difficulties that these clients face, often from the moment of birth, there is a need of psychotherapy with this group however more research is needed in order to understand the specific issues that arise when working with this client group.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectIntellectual disabilityen
dc.titleAn exploration into the use of psychotherapy with intellectually disabled clientsen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.rights.holderCopyright: The authoren
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapyen
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen


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