This first-of-its-kind book provides a practical overview of the essentials of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) from a multicultural perspective, including intervention skills, research, applications, and implications for practice. Case examples illustrate SFBT in action with a wide range of client populations. In addition, the book incorporates recommendations from the recently developed and approved SFBT treatment manual, published by the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.
Chapter 11: Solution-Focused Approach with Clients with Disabilities
Solution-Focused Approach with Clients with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 2008 defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that significantly limits a major life activity, or having a record of such impairment, or being regarded as having such impairment because of an actual or perceived physical or mental impairment. Some disabilities are relatively limited in duration; others can extend across a lifetime. Disabilities include physical, mental, and sensory difficulties that affect an individual's ability to engage in daily activities (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005). In 2010, the U.S. Census (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010) reported that roughly 57 million individuals (18.7%) had a disability in the United States and that approximately 38 ...