This thoughtful collection addresses the issues faced by women with disabilities, examines the social construction of disability, and makes suggestions for the development and modification of culturally relevant therapy to meet the needs of disabled women. Written in an accessible style with a minimum of jargon, this book provides clinical material from the perspectives of psychotherapists, clients, personal assistants, and health administrators. Women with Visible and Invisible Disabilities also highlights the importance of considering age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in its examination of feminist approaches to assessment, psychotherapy, disability management (coping), and discusses how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacts employment and education for women.
Martha E. Banks, PhD, is a research neuropsychologist in the Research and Development Division of ABackans DCP, Inc., in Akron, Ohio. She has also served as a clinical psychologist with the Brecksville Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Full Professor of Black Studies, and Associate Professor of Psychology at The College of Wooster.