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A review of the literature relating to psychological interventions and people with intellectual disabilities: Issues for research, policy, education and clinical practice

  The aim of this review is to identify and analyse the published evidence base and wider literature in relation to psychological interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities. The review suggests that the evidence base regarding psychological interventions is sparse yet growing, and if the therapeutic approaches are modified and adapted to meet the distinct needs of people with intellectual disabilities these may be life enhancing. The lack of access to psychotherapies for people with intellectual disabilities has led to their exclusion from mainstream research, thereby limiting the evidence base on effective interventions and treatment approaches. This has significant implications for research, policy, education and clinical practice and is an area requiring strategic and local attention and development in the future.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2010

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Sage

  • DOI:

    10.1177/1744629511401166

  • ISSN:

    1744-6295

  • Library of Congress:

    RT Nursing

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    610.73 Nursing

Citation

Brown, M., Duff, H., Karatzias, T. & Horsburgh, D. (2010). A review of the literature relating to psychological interventions and people with intellectual disabilities: Issues for research, policy, education and clinical practice. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 15, 31-45. doi:10.1177/1744629511401166. ISSN 1744-6295

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Keywords

intellectual disability; interventions; policy; psychotherapies; review; services;

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