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This textbook explores the psychosocial implications of living and working among persons with a disabling condition, with a focus on the sociological and societal perceptions toward disability. Providing an 'insider's perspective' on counseling, this book serves as an ideal reading for students pursuing rehabilitation counseling.
Selected chapters incorporate cultural issues, historical perspectives, myths and misconceptions about disability, contemporary issues in positive psychology and wellness, quality of life issues and health impact, and implications for caregivers. Further topics discussed are adjustments to disability by the individual and family and counseling strategies in working with persons with disabilities and their families.Key Features: