Psychological therapies and people who have ID: a report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and British Psychological Society

Nigel Beail (Adult Specialist Learning Disabilities Health Service, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Barnsley, UK)

Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

ISSN: 2044-1282

Publication date: 3 January 2017

Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

Experts in the field were invited to make a contribution on their approach covering method, adaptations, service user views and outcomes.

Findings

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.

Research limitations/implications

Further work needs to be carried out to make such information accessible to carers and service users.

Practical implications

The report is a useful resource for professionals involved in the support of the mental health and emotional needs of people who have ID.

Social implications

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.

Originality/value

The report provide extensive coverage of the range of psychological therapies available to people who have ID along with their evidence base.

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Citation

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-09-2016-0021

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