An article by Professor Toshio Kawai entitled “Weakness of Self and Contemporaneousness of Autism Spectrum Disorder” appeared in the journal HATTATSU (Development)
An article by Prof. Toshio Kawai entitled “Weakness of Self and Contemporaneousness of Autism Spectrum Disorder” appeared in issue 161 of the journal HATTATSU (Development), whose special feature was titled “Discussion about Autism.”
In the special feature, clinical and educational experts write about cases of autism. Each article covers a wide range of topics, including autism, developmental issues, and clinical practices.
Prof. Kawai shows the effectiveness of psychotherapy for people with developmental disabilities and describes therapeutic points based on research and clinical practices of the KRC’s project, “Psychotherapeutic Approach for Developmental Disabilities.”
In particular, he suggests the importance of psychotherapy that gives birth to a sense of self. Based on the understanding of the clinical state, “lack / weakness of self” is recognized as a core feature of developmental disabilities.
Prof. Kawai also notes that there has been an increase in the number of people who have some sort of problem with “sense of self” and resemble those with developmental disabilities. He proposes that this is due to “atypical development” occurring with the changes of social structures. In conclusion, he suggests that psychotherapeutic approaches are effective for such people, too.
Toshio Kawai (2020).: Weakness of Subjectivity and Contemporaneousness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (HATTATSU, 161, 22-27.)
- Developmental Disabilities and Sense of Self
- Establishment of Sense of Self and Psychotherapy
- Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Contemporaneousness
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