Couples with a handicapped child: Experiencing intimacy

Eleonora Maino, Silvia Pasinato, Donatella Fara, Umberto Talpone, Massimo Molteni

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The purpose of this chapter is to introdude a study that was carried out with an intimacy workbook in a health facility providing psychological and rehabilitation services for disabled children and their families. The decision to test the efficacy of such a workbook rests on two main reasons. First, some considerations were born from our daily clinical practice and the results of an empirical study made about parents of children with a malformation syndrome or infantile cerebral palsy. This study led us to investigate more accurately the needs and resources of families we support and verify whether our intervention practice, that is psychoeducational counseling, can indeed fully meet our patientsʼneeds, or a more effective and efficient intervention is available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUsing Workbooks in Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationResources in Prevention, Psychotherapy, and Rehabilitation for Clinicians and Researchers
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781317719335
ISBN (Print)9780789015938
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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