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Disabling Perversions

Forensic Psychotherapy with People with Intellectual Disabilities, 1st Edition

By Alan Corbett


208 pages

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The book offers an overview of how to work with some of the most damaged members of society - children and adults with intellectual disabilities who abuse others. Drawing on insight from two decades of clinical work, the author examines how to assess risk and danger in the forensic disability patient, ways of working therapeutically with patients at all ends of the disability spectrum, and how to support members of the patient's network. Combining psychoanalytic, creative, forensic and systemic thinking, the book provides a template for assessing, managing, containing and treating those who present with multiple diagnoses, including cognitive and physical disabilities, mutism, psychiatric disorders and autism. Both group and individual approaches are examined. As our awareness of the incidence of forensic patients who also have disabilities increases, this work is a timely placing of the forensic disability patient onto the clinical agenda, and has a wide application, being of use to clinicians in the private consulting room, the community, the secure setting and the prison.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSABOUT THE AUTHORSERIES EDITOR'S FOREWORD by Brett KahrCHAPTER ONE Disabling perversion: building a theory of forensic disability therapyCHAPTER TWO Mapping the unknown world: a narrative approach to risk assessmentCHAPTER THREE When I grow up I want to have sex: working with children and young adultsCHAPTER FOUR Speak no evil: the role of creative therapies in working with severe disabilityCHAPTER FIVE The disability transference: transference and countertransference issuesCHAPTER SIX Grieving the imagined baby: on working with families of forensic disability patientsCHAPTER SEVEN Sex as an SOS: group analytic perspectivesCHAPTER EIGHT The disabled organisation: on supervision and consultationCHAPTER NINE On saying I don't know: expedient disabilities and mind envyREFERENCESINDEX

About the Author

Alan Corbett

About the Series

The Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health