Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Pamela O. Munter
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (146 p.)
People with mental disabilities, Brief psychotherapy
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.
Carpenter, Joan Emily, "The process of short-term psychotherapy with mentally deficient adults" (1980). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3099.