CBT for people with intellectual disabilities : emerging evidence, cognitive ability and IQ effects

Taylor, John, Lindsay, William and Willner, Paul (2008) CBT for people with intellectual disabilities : emerging evidence, cognitive ability and IQ effects. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36 (6). pp. 723-733. ISSN 1352-4658

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Historically people with intellectual disabilities have not been offered or received cognitive behavioural interventions that have been shown to be effective for mental health and emotional problems experienced by those without such disabilities. This is despite many people with intellectual disabilities having life experiences that potentially result in them having an increased risk to such problems. This paper discusses whether such therapeutic disdain is justified based on the evidence that is available and emerging concerning the application of cognitive behavioural interventions for this population. Issues concerning access to services, the ability of people with intellectual disabilities to engage in and benefit from the cognitive components of CBT, and the effect of cognitive abilities and IQ level on treatment effectiveness are explored in relation to this question.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2009 08:23
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 18:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1124

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