[SPS seminar. Clinical psychology and disability] - Reflections on integrated home assistance in cases of adult disability.

Pamela Crisanti


I will deal with an intervention of home assistance for a disabled adult, as a springboard for a reflection on the clinical psychology function required in the field of disability. When handling disability, the interventions are mainly to provide substitute functions: the substitute function responds to the letter of the requests  made in the contexts that live with disability, such as the family, but if one looks no further, one does not realize that these requests originate in a demand, which needs to be analyzed, seeking a way out of an isolation that immobilizes the relationships between those that deal with disability, leaving them with no prospects. The integrative function that the psychologist can play is addressed to family relations as a whole, so that they will return to  dealing with the experience of disability involving the family. In the reported intervention, the product of the relation proposed is the reactivation of the sense of purpose. 

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Rivista di Psicologia Clinica. Teoria e metodi dell'intervento

Rivista Telematica a Carattere Scientifico Registrazione presso il Tribunale civile di Roma (n.149/2006 del 17/03/2006)

ISSN 1828-9363