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

Psychological therapies and people who have ID: a report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists... PurposeOver 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/approachExperts in the field were invited to make a contribution on their approach covering method, adaptations, service user views and outcomes.FindingsA 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/implicationsFurther work needs to be carried out to make such information accessible to carers and service users.Practical implicationsThe report is a useful resource for professionals involved in the support of the mental health and emotional needs of people who have ID.Social implicationsThe 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/valueThe report provide extensive coverage of the range of psychological therapies available to people who have ID along with their evidence base. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Emerald Publishing

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

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2044-1282
DOI
10.1108/AMHID-09-2016-0021
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Abstract

PurposeOver 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/approachExperts in the field were invited to make a contribution on their approach covering method, adaptations, service user views and outcomes.FindingsA 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/implicationsFurther work needs to be carried out to make such information accessible to carers and service users.Practical implicationsThe report is a useful resource for professionals involved in the support of the mental health and emotional needs of people who have ID.Social implicationsThe 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/valueThe report provide extensive coverage of the range of psychological therapies available to people who have ID along with their evidence base.

Journal

Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual DisabilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 3, 2017

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