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Clinical Psychology and People with Intellectual Disabilities, 2nd Edition

Eric Emerson (Editor), Chris Hatton (Editor), Kate Dickson (Editor), Rupa Gone (Editor), Amanda Caine (Editor), Jo Bromley (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-02972-5
420 pages
April 2012
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Clinical Psychology & People with Intellectual Disabilities provides trainee and qualified clinical psychologists with the most up-to-date information and practical clinical skills for working with people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Represents an invaluable training text for those planning to work with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Includes coverage of key basic concepts, relevant clinical skills, and the most important areas of clinical practice
  • All chapters have been fully updated with the latest evidence. New chapters cover working professionally, working with people with autism and addressing aspects of the wider social context within which people with learning disabilities live.
  • Beneficial to related health and social care staff, including psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers
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Table of Contents

About the Editors ix

List of Contributors  xi

Preface xiii

Part 1: Setting the Scene  1

Chapter 1 Intellectual Disabilities – Classification, Epidemiology and Causes  3
Chris Hatton

Chapter 2 Service Provision  23
Rupa Gone, Chris Hatton and Amanda Caine

Chapter 3 Social Context  51
Eric Emerson and Rupa Gone

Chapter 4 Cognitive Assessment  63
Isobel Lamb

Chapter 5 Common Legal Issues in Clinical Practice  83
A.J. Holland

Part 2: General Clinical Issues  105

Chapter 6 Interviewing People with Intellectual Disabilities 107
Helen Prosser and Jo Bromley

Chapter 7 Working with People: Direct Interventions 121
Nigel Beail and Andrew Jahoda

Chapter 8 Working with Families  141
Jo Bromley and Christine Mellor

Chapter 9 Working with Organisations or: Why Won’t They Follow My Advice?  161
Judith McBrien and Sue Candy

Chapter 10 Reflections on 25 Years Working in the NHS 181
Ian Fleming

Part 3: Working with  203

Chapter 11 Working with People Whose Behaviour Challenges Services  205
Alick Bush

Chapter 12 Working with Offenders or Alleged Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities  235
Glynis H. Murphy and Isabel C.H. Clare

Chapter 13 Sexual Exploitation of People with Intellectual Disabilities  273
Paul Withers and Jennifer Morris

Chapter 14 Working with Parents Who Happen to Have Intellectual Disabilities 293
Sue McGaw

Chapter 15 People with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Ill-Health  313
D. Dagnan and W.R. Lindsay

Chapter 16 Working with People with Autism  339
Jo Bromley, Elizabeth Crabtree, Christine Mellor and Mary Delaney

Chapter 17 Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Issues in Ageing and Dementia 359
Sunny Kalsy-Lillico, Dawn Adams and Chris Oliver

Index  393

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Author Information

Eric Emerson is Professor of Disability & Health Research at Lancaster University, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Kate Dickson is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales.

Rupa Gone is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist at Hertfordshire Community Health Services in Watford.

Chris Hatton is Professor of Psychology, Health and Social Care, Lancaster University, UK.

Jo Bromley is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Service Lead for the Clinical Psychology Service for Children with Disabilities, Central Manchester Foundation Hospital Trust.

Amanda Caine is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Professional Lead for Clinical Psychology, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

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“Aimed at both trainee and qualified clinical psychologist, Clinical Psychology and People with Intellectual Disabilitiesis a book packed with evidence-based, relevant, in-depth as well as tried and tested knowledge and clinical skills for working with people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan. . . For the inspiration, and more, I highly recommend the book." (International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 1 November 2014)

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