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Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability
Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Edited by Robert J. Fletcher, Foreword by Steven Reiss


334 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $54.95 (US $54.95) (CA $60.95)

Publication Date: February 2011

ISBN 9781572561281

Rights: US & CA

NADD (Feb 2011)

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Written by respected authorities in the field, this book offers insightful and useful ways to provide psychotherapy treatment for individuals who have intellectual disability (ID). Discussing a variety of theoretical models and techniques, this record covers all three modalities—individual, couple, and group therapies—and addresses specialty cases, including victims of abuse, people in mourning, and sufferers of Autism Spectrum Disorder. A major contribution to making psychotherapy available to individuals with ID, this record also contains a section on research, ethics, and training.

Author Biography

Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW, is the founder and CEO of the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed and has more than 35 years of clinical experience in providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy for persons with a dual diagnosis. He is the author or editor of several books in the field, including Therapy Approaches for Persons with Mental Retardation, and is the chief editor of the Diagnostic Manual–Intellectual Disability. He lives in Kingston, New York. Steven Reiss, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the Ohio State University, the director of the Nisonger Center for Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities, and the author of The Normal Personality. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.