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Springer Series on Child and Family Studies

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Translating Research into Practice

Editors: Shogren, Karrie, Wehmeyer, Michael, Singh, Nirbhay N. (Eds.)

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  • Examines strengths-based assessment and treatment for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities
    Describes enhanced services and support systems for individuals with DDs and IDs and their families
    Explores effects of positive psychology on interventions across such fields as mental health, education, and medicine
    Details how much person's unique capabilities can be harnesses to enhance quality of life

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About this book

This handbook examines the wide-ranging applications of positive psychology in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. It discusses the change in perceptions of disability and the shifting use of traditional deficit-based treatments. It presents evidence-based approaches and strategies that promote individuals’ strengths and capacities and as well as provide supports and services to enhance quality of life. Chapters address medical and psychological aspects in intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as mindfulness, motivation, physical well-being, and self-regulation. The book also discusses uses of assessment practices in evaluating interventions and client outcomes.  In addition, it explores ways practitioners, with positive psychology, can focus on what a person is capable of achieving, thereby leading to more effective approaches to care and treatment.

Topics featured in the Handbook include:

  • Translating the quality of life concept into practice.
  • The Casual Agency Theory and its implications for understanding self-determination.
  • The Mindfulness-Based Individualized Support Plan (MBISP) and its use in providing support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • The unique role that friendship plays to people’s lives and social well-being.
  • Supported Decision-Making (SDM) as an alternative to guardianship.
  • A positive psychology approach to aging and retirement.

The Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in clinical child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, social work, applied behavioral analysis, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, education, speech and language pathology, psychiatry, clinical medicine, and nursing.    


About the authors

Karrie A. Shogren, PhD, is a Professor of Special Education, Senior Scientist at the Life Span Institute, and Director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kansas.  Dr. Shogren has published extensively in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field, and her research focuses on assessment and intervention in self-determination and positive psychology, and the application of the supports model across the lifespan.   She is co-Editor of Remedial and Special Education and Inclusion.

Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, is the Ross and Mariana Beach Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Senior Scientist and Director, Beach Center on Disability, at the University of Kansas.  Dr. Wehmeyer’s research focuses on self-determination, understanding and conceptualizing disability, the application of positive psychology to disability, conceptualizing and measuring supports and support needs, and applied cognitive technologies. He is the co-editor of American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ejournal, Inclusion.

Nirbhay N. Singh, PhD, BCBA-D, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA and CEO of MacTavish Behavioral Health, in Raleigh, NC. His interests include mindfulness, behavioral and psychopharmacological treatments of individuals with diverse abilities, assistive technology, and mental health delivery systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Journal of Child and Family Studies, Mindfulness, and Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and Editor of three book series: Mindfulness in Behavioral Health, Evidence-based Practice in Behavioral Health, and Children and Families.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Introduction to Positive Psychology

    Pages 3-11

    Shogren, Karrie A. (et al.)

  • Strengths-Based Approaches to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Pages 13-21

    Wehmeyer, Michael L. (et al.)

  • The Supports Paradigm and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Pages 23-35

    Thompson, James R. (et al.)

  • Assessment in the Application of Positive Psychology to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Pages 37-46

    Shogren, Karrie A. (et al.)

  • Self-determination

    Pages 49-64

    Shogren, Karrie A. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59066-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59065-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $349.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86540-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Book Subtitle
Translating Research into Practice
Editors
  • Karrie Shogren
  • Michael Wehmeyer
  • Nirbhay N. Singh
Series Title
Springer Series on Child and Family Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59066-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59066-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59065-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86540-9
Series ISSN
2570-0421
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 383
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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