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 designated examples given to illustrate the interpretation from idea into perform. universal difficulties are thought of inside of a "life span" framework, with awareness to express problems akin to bereavement, abuse, and tough 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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A central aim of the counsellor is to reduce the negative impacts or unhelpful defences against internal conﬂict, by helping the client to recognise and think about unconscious dynamics that are at play. This aim is hopefully achieved by making internal objects, inner worlds and their workings, more available or accessible to the client. It is hoped that by doing so, any distress a person is experiencing will be reduced. It is not necessarily the explicit aim 45 S A L LY H O D G E S that the client’s behaviour will be changed, although it is hoped that identifying the meaning in behaviours will allow for a more helpful expression of feelings.
Denise always seems to talk as if she has nothing to worry about and denies ever feeling any upset or distress. She often says ‘leave me alone, I don’t want or need your help’ to the staff. In our meeting Jane talked about her curiosity about these feelings of sadness that Denise seems to elicit in her. Jane then spontaneously started to talk about Denise’s early life. Denise’s mother was a chronic drug addict. 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.
It is hoped that by doing so, any distress a person is experiencing will be reduced. It is not necessarily the explicit aim 45 S A L LY H O D G E S that the client’s behaviour will be changed, although it is hoped that identifying the meaning in behaviours will allow for a more helpful expression of feelings. This was apparent, as discussed in Chapter 2, with Symington’s patient, Harry, who became more able to express his feelings and, as a result became more assertive and difﬁcult with the staff in his ATC (Symington, 1981).