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A therapeutic community for personality disorder in a high secure intellectual disability service: inception and early experiences

Jon Taylor (National High Secure Learning Disability Service, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)
Sarah Trout (National High Secure Learning Disability Service, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)
Janice Christopher (National High Secure Learning Disability Service, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)
Alan Bland (National High Secure Learning Disability Service, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)

Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

ISSN: 2044-1282

Article publication date: 13 July 2012

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper seeks to explain the reasons for use of a therapeutic community for personality disorder in a high secure intellectual disability service.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper describes the rationale for, and early experiences of, a therapeutic community intervention for people with mild intellectual disability and personality disorder in a high secure setting.

Findings

No empirical findings are reported. Evaluation is being undertaken and will be reported in due course.

Originality/value

The therapeutic community approach has not been applied in forensic intellectual disability before, and this paper therefore describes an original and, in many ways, radical intervention.

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Citation

Taylor, J., Trout, S., Christopher, J. and Bland, A. (2012), "A therapeutic community for personality disorder in a high secure intellectual disability service: inception and early experiences", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 165-170. https://doi.org/10.1108/20441281211236553

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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