Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Professionals and Carers (Paperback)Robin Grey (author)
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Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. Adopting an integrative approach, this book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement.
The author explains how to engage the person with a learning disability in talking therapy by creating an open dialogue. Common signs of stress, factors to consider in assessing risk and advice on how best to approach difficult subjects are presented. The role of supervision in counselling and issues surrounding terminal illness are also discussed, and practical solutions offered.
Professionals working in the field of learning disabilities, such as counsellors, therapists, carers and health and social care students will find this informed guide beneficial in communicating and supporting people with learning disabilities.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 234 x 158 x 6 mm
There are so few books on this very important subject, so it is wonderful to see anew publication. Robin Grey is a new voice amid the small group of practitioners and researchers who have been working in recent years to highlight and address some of the complexities of supporting people with learning disabilities through bereavement.
The book is written by an experienced practitioner who has firsthand experience of this issue. It is accessible and welcoming to readers who may be put off by more academic texts. Its aim is very clearly to guide others supporting bereaved people with learning disabilities.-- Bereavement Care, Noelle Blackman, Deputy chief executive, Respond
Robin Grey's book is rooted in his practical experience working in day and residential services for people with learning disabilities... While I am very familiar with these ideas, Grey writes about them in a straightforward, helpful and concise manner. -- Community Living
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