Sandplay with Young People with Intellectual Disability

Authored by: Lucinda Mora

The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138101692
eBook ISBN: 9781315656748
Adobe ISBN: 9781317325970


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Young people with Intellectual Disability (ID), have a right to access developmentally appropriate psychotherapeutic services. This chapter will provide an overview of the risk and protective factors relating to mental health for people with ID. It will review current therapeutic practices and identify gaps in service delivery for developmentally appropriate intervention. Finally, cases will be presented that highlight the clinical utility of Sandplay for young people with ID.

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