A Clinically Meaningful Understanding of People with
Disabilities and the Impact of Ableism
Andrea Neumann-Mascis, Ph.D.


In this lecture we will review the evolution of disability as an identity, a community and a field of study. We will examine the impact of disability and ableism from a sociopolitical perspective and a psychodynamic perspective and we will identify the ways in which disability and the impact of ableism can shape clinical themes.  Finally, we will develop a dimensional framework for providing informed and meaningful care to this diverse community of people