Intellectual Disabilities and Personality Disorder by Zillah WebbIndividuals with intellectual disabilities and personality disorders can be very complex to support and few LD trained staff have the skills to address their needs. Many approaches traditionally developed and used with individuals with personality disorder are too complex to use with people with learning disabilities without skilled adaptation. This handbook bridges this gap in resources and gives staff a framework for understanding and addressing the problems that arise when an individual has both intellectual disabilities and a personality disorder.
This book brings together fourteen classic papers, which address the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It also offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, and explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff as attachment figures and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. Each paper is introduced with contextual material, and is followed by a series of questions that are intended to be used as educational exercises.
This book will be essential reading for clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and students.
Publication Date: 2008
Character Disturbance by George K. SimonA psychologist helps readers understand a variety of personality disorders and offers advice on dealing with clinically disturbed people.