Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Pamela O. Munter
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
People with mental disabilities, Brief psychotherapy
1 online resource (146 p.)
This paper explores the process of individual short-term ego-supportive psychotherapy with mentally deficient adults. The literature on clinical research, case studies, process research, short-term psychotherapy, and therapy with the mentally retarded is selectively reviewed. Four case studies are presented with clients at the Portland Habilitation Center, a sheltered workshop which trains mentally deficient adults in socialization, practical living, and job skills. Finally, the case studies are discussed in terms of the selected literature.
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Carpenter, Joan Emily, "The process of short-term psychotherapy with mentally deficient adults" (1980). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3099.