May 25, 2010

Psychotherapy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Clinic at Vanderbilt offers therapy and counseling services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Psychotherapy helps people with disabilities cope with everyday concerns and longstanding problems. Therapy is available to help the person examine his/her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive environment and develop better coping skills.

The basic skills needed to benefit from psychotherapy include: ability to interact with a therapist; engagement in some form of interpersonal communication; absence of active psychosis; and preferably a willingness for assistance. We welcome adults age 17 and older with developmental disabilities, particularly individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or individuals with Asperger’s disorder. Contact the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Clinic at Vanderbilt at 343-9710 to make a referral.

For more information, visit http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/site/ucedd/functions/page.aspx?id=476.