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CT09-047B Positive Identity Development
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Author: Karyn Harvey, PhD


Positive Identity Development is an exciting new approach to treatment for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  This book provides a new theoretical perspective on treatment along with a variety of innovative tools.  It rejects reducing adults with intellectual disabilities to a mere compilation of their behaviors and promotes the use of a positive, therapeutic approach to each unique individual. Psychologists, social workers and therapists should be able to use the tools presented in this book to directly enhance the effectiveness of the treatment they provide to adults with intellectual disabilities. This book promotes well-being on every level and explores a broad range of issues relevant to the life and mental health of adults with intellectual disabilities.


Table of Contents



How to Use this Book




Chapter One:  Three Stories

1.  Three Stories about Three Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

2.  Positive Identity Development

Chapter Two:  Identity and Meaning

1.  Identity

2.  Identity Versus Role Confusion

3.  Role Confusion and Intellectual Disabilities

4.  Symbolic Interactionism

5.  Symbolic Intereactionism and the Self

6.  Meaning

7.  The Searkch for Meaning

8. Identity, Purpse & Mission

Chapter Three:  Happiness

1.  Learned Helplessness

2.  Optimism

3. Attribution Theory

4.  Peranence

5.  Personalization

6.  Pervasiveness

7.  Authentic Happiness

8.  Three Levels of Happiness

Chapter Four:  Positive Behavioral Planning - Part I - Assessment

1.  Assessment

2.  A New Kind of Functional Assessment

3.  Psychological Needs Survey

4.  Attention

5.  Escape/Choice

6.  Emotional Communication

7.  Stimulation

8. Happiness Assessment

9.  Change Inventory

Chapter Five:  Positive Behavioral Planning - Part II - Plan Writing

10.  Background

11.  Sections Under Background

12.  Proactive Planning

13.  Values

14.  Values Chart

Chapter Six:  Staff Training

1.  Sensitivity Training

2.  Imagination Exercise

3.  Assesment  Exercise

4.  Scenarios

5.  Processing Scenarios

6.  Training the Pursuit of Happinss

7.  Paraoprofessional Counseling Skills

8.  Anger Management

9.  Integration

Chapter Seven:  A World Without Restraints

1.  Reducing Power Struggles

2.  Formal Versus Informal Power

3.  Manipulation

4.  Reducing Staff Injury

5.  Safely Dealing with Aggresion

6.  Emerge



Chapter Eight:  Setting & Approach

1.  In-vivo Therapy

2.  PID therapy

3.  History - Individual as Heo

4.  Retelling

Chapter Nine:  Building Positive Identity

1.  Validating the Struggle

2.  My Book About Myself

3.  Sharing the Book

4.  Reinforcing the Sense of Self

Chapter Ten:  Dealing with Loss

1.  Grief & Identity

2.  Resolving Grief

3.  My Goodby Book

4. Reinforcing the Sense of Self

Chapter Eleven:  Dealing with Loss

1.  The Physiology of Trauma

2.  Triggers

3.  Self-Awareness of PTSD

4.  Misdiagnoisis

5.  Treating Individuals with PTSD and ID

6.  EMDR

7.  Guided Imagery

8.  My Book About Recovery

9.  Environment

Chapter Twelve:  Solving Problems

1.  Innate Abilities

2.  Group Therapy

3.  Indiviudal Method

4.  Commitment to Resolution

5.  Identity

6.  The Problem Solving Workbook

Chapter Thirteen:  Mission Possible or Finding a Purpose

1.  Religion

2.  Art

3.  Behavior as Performance Art

4.  Relationships

5.  Family

6.  Emplyment

7.  Helping Others

8.  Therapeu6ic Interventions

9.  Building a Sense of Mission

10.  My Book about Making a Difference

Chapter Fourteen:  Supporting Relationships

1.  Communication

2.  Problem Solving Skills

3.  Homework

4. Celebrating the Relationship

5.  My Book About My Relationship

Chapter Fifteen:  Addictions

1.  Using Pre-Existing Programs

2.  Using Addictions Professionals

3.  Follow-Up and Addictions Work

4.  My Book About Addictions

Chapter Sixteen:  Structure Journaling

1.  Maintenance

2.  Problem Solving

3.  Ongoing Positive Identity Building

4.  Structured Journaling

5.  Termination

Chapter Seventeen:  Conclusion

1.  Identity

2.  The Workbooks

3.  Mission to Survive & Thrive

4.  A Unique & Individual Mission



Psychological Needs Survey

Happiness Assessment

Change Inventory

Behavior Planning Template

My Book About Myself!

My Goodbye Book

My Book About Recovery!

My Book About Solving My Problem

My Book Aboout Making a Difference!

My Book About My Relationship

My Book About My Addiction