Author: Diane Cox-Lindenbaum, ACSW, Private Practice Clinical Consultant, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA; Louis Lindenbaum, Ed.D., Associate Executive Director/Licensed Psychologist, Putnam Associated Resource Centers, Carmel New York, USA
Working with sexually abused developmentally disabled people who are experiencing pain and dysfunction can create an emotional stress which can be both draining and uniquely rewarding. The responsibility on the part of the therapist in developing a therapeutic alliance which is supportive, nurturing, confirming and healing is extremely challenging. Clinical supervision must be a structured, supportive and consistent process which provides information, insight and some type of resolution to the treatment challenges in order to enhance clinical competency and assist in avoiding burnout.
Produced in 1997