From the Back Cover
The newest edition ofThe Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disabilitycontinues the tradition of presenting a realistic perspective on life with disabilities and then improves upon its predecessors with the inclusion of illness as a major influence on client care needs. Articles included represent the best of developing concepts, theory, research, and intervention approaches. Classic articles kept from previous editions round out a diversity of viewpoints that will enrich student understanding of what is important in beginning rehabilitation practice. Further broadening the scope of this edition is the inclusion of personal perspectives and stories from those living with illness or disabilities. These stories offer a glimpse into what it is like to cope day to day with these issues and direct examples of how effective current care models and rehabilitation theories can be.
Relevant, expert articles plus insightful narratives combine to offer a bridge between theory and reality and guide students and professionals in rehabilitation practice closer to their goal of enhancing the quality of life for all individuals.
About the Author
Arthur E. Dell Orto, PhD, CRC, is Professor and Program Director of Rehabilitation Counseling in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University and is the Associate Executive Director of Boston University's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He received a PhD in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Michigan State University in 1970. Dr. Dell Orto is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor whose academic and clinical interests relate to the role of the family in the treatment and rehabilitation process. Dr. Dell Orto has given many presentations and workshops focusing on the needs of families living with illness and disability. He has co-authored and co-edited with Paul Power: Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability (2004); The Resilient Family (2003); Brain Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Perspective (2000); Head Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Approach (1994): Awarded Pyramid of Distinction and an Award of Excellence by the New England Association of the American Medical Writers; Illness and Disability: Family Interventions Throughout the Life Span (Springer Publishing Company, 1988); and Role of the Family in the Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled (1980). He has also co-edited the following books: The Encyclopedia of Disability and Rehabilitation (1995): Awarded an "Excellence in Media Award" by The National Rehabilitation Association; The Psychological and Social Impact of Disability (Springer Publishing Company, 1999 & 1991); The Psychological and Social Impact of Disability (Springer, 1984 & 1977); and Group Counseling and Physical Disability (1979).