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- Beyond Pathology Positive Psychology and Disability
- Understanding Disability A Strengths-Based Approach
- Positive Psychology and Disability A Historical Analysis
- The Impact of the Quality of Life Concept on the Field of Intellectual Disability
- Optimism Within the Context of Disability
- Social Well-Being and Friendship of People with Intellectual Disability
- Exercise, Leisure, and Well-Being for People with Disabilities
- Coping and Disability
- Adaptive Behavior
- Self-Determined Learning
- Understanding Hope in Individuals with Disabilities
- Family Perspectives on Child Intellectual Disability Views from the Sunny Side of the Street
- Resilience and Disability Concepts, Examples, Cautions, and Prospects
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Spirituality
- Career Development and Career Thoughts
- Self-Regulation and Disability
- Disability Studies/Disability Culture
- Positive Behavior Support Foundations, Systems, and Quality of Life
- Supports and Support Needs
- Supported Employment
- Family Quality of Life
- Aging with Disability
- A Positive Psychology of Physical Disability Principles and Progress
- Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities
- Severe Multiple Disabilities
- Positive Psychology and Children with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
- Positive Psychology and Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Limitations to Positive Psychology Predicted by Subjective Well-Being Homeostasis
Abstract and Keywords
Positive psychology, counseling psychology, and psychology of integration can form the basis for a new way of thinking about the development of and professional planning for individuals with disabilities. An examination of important journals on career counseling, rehabilitation, and positive psychology showed that few research studies are actually interested in career counseling and that little consideration has been given by vocational guidance practitioners to the problems perceived by individuals with disabilities. Referring to the sociocognitive model, learning theory, and the more recent life design approach, this chapter focuses on the way people represent work and their own future and on how vocational guidance and disability experts could collaborate with these individuals to plan an adequate and satisfactory professional future for themselves.
Salvatore Soresi, PhD, is full Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Padua, Italy. He is the Director of the University Center on Disability and also Director of the postgraduate master course in career counseling; scientific director of the Italian Journal of Vocational Psychology.
Laura Nota, Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation, University of Padova.
Lea Ferrari, Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation, University of Padova.
Teresa Maria Sgaramella is Faculty of Psychology, University of Padua.
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