Until the 1990’s few people with learning disabilities had access to counselling treatments to help them address emotional difficulties. Now these approaches are increasingly being considered to be useful to help people with learning disabilities address issues such as depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, abuse or self-injury. In this chapter we primarily consider psychoanalytic theories to understanding self-injury, and relate this to the experiences of people with learning disabilities.
|Title of host publication||Understanding and working with people with learning disabilities who self-injure|
|Editors||Pauline Heslop, Andrew Lovell|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|