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Case study illustrations of a psychological treatment pathway in a secure intellectual disability service

Gareth Hickman (Secure Services, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK)
Su Thrift (Brooklands Hospital, Coventry and Warwick Partnership NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK)
Chénelle Taylor (Community Learning Disability, North East London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK)

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour

ISSN: 2050-8824

Article publication date: 1 August 2018

Issue publication date: 20 August 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe in detail the treatment pathway utilised in a male medium and low secure intellectual disability (ID) service. Over the preceding five years, service users have followed the outlined treatment pathway. The current paper offers case study material to illustrate the care pathway.

Design/methodology/approach

The treatment pathway is described and two case examples are provided, illustrating participation in the pathway. Evaluative data are provided on length of hospitalisation, direction of pathway at discharge and risk reduction as assessed by the HCR-20, SVR-20 and HONOS Secure measures.

Findings

The case examples provided document the assessment and treatment of two male offenders with ID, outlining their treatment pathways, subsequent reductions in assessed risk and their successful community discharge.

Originality/value

A comprehensive treatment pathway is outlined together with the theoretical rationale, with illustrative case examples.

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Citation

Hickman, G., Thrift, S. and Taylor, C. (2018), "Case study illustrations of a psychological treatment pathway in a secure intellectual disability service", Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 102-114. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIDOB-02-2018-0002

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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