Over a decade ago “Psychotherapy and learning disabilities” was published by the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists. It was decided by the Royal College and British Psychological Society’s faculties for people who have ID to revise and update this report. The paper aims to discuss these issues.
Experts in the field were invited to make a contribution on their approach covering method, adaptations, service user views and outcomes.
A great deal has changed in the last decade in terms of service development and research resulting in a much wider range of therapies being made available and there being a growing evidence base.
Further work needs to be carried out to make such information accessible to carers and service users.
The report is a useful resource for professionals involved in the support of the mental health and emotional needs of people who have ID.
The report should help expand the range of therapies available to people who have ID who need then so they can live more fulfilling lives.
The report provide extensive coverage of the range of psychological therapies available to people who have ID along with their evidence base.
Beail, N. (2017), "Psychological therapies and people who have ID: a report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and British Psychological Society", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 24-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/AMHID-09-2016-0021Download as .RIS
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