eBook Psychological Therapies for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118329198
  • ISBN-13: 9781118329191
  • DDC: 362.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This edited volume brings together leading proponents of psychological therapies for people with intellectual disabilities. The chapters provide key information and guidance on the nature and prevalence of psychological and mental health problems, delivery of treatment, the effectiveness of treatment, and the relationship of mental health and emotional problems to social deprivation and general health issues in this population. Contributions cover the preparation of clients for therapy, adjusting the methods of treatment to suit the client group, and working with families and carers to broaden interventions beyond the therapeutic dyad. In addition, chapters encompass interventions for a number of key psychological and emotional problems including anxiety disorders, depression, psychosis, anger, sexual deviance, and autistic spectrum disorders. While there is an emphasis on cognitive behavioural therapies, other approaches including mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy and behavioural intervention are also discussed. Each section contains case examples to illustrate and guide the assessment and treatment processes. This book is valuable for all psychological therapists, health professionals, clinical and social care staff dealing with the difficulties experienced by people with intellectual disabilities, as well as researchers and students interested in developing their knowledge and skills in this area. It is also useful for others who have dayto-day involvement with clients with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
1: Mental Health and Emotional Problems in People with Intellectual Disabilities.
2: Social and Psychological Factors as Determinants of Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties.
3: The Assessment of Mental Health Problems in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
4: Preparing People with Intellectual Disabilities for Psychological Treatment.
5: Adapting Psychological Therapies for People with Intellectua. Disabilities I: Assessment and Cognitive Deficit Considerations.
6: Adapting Psychological Therapies for People with Intellectua. Disabilities II: Treatment Approaches and Modifications.
7: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders.
8: Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders.
9: Anger Control Problems.
10: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Psychosis.
11: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Men with Intellectual Disabilities.
12: Developing Psychotherapeutic Interventions for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
13: Supporting Care Staff Using Mindfulness- and Acceptance- Based Approaches.
14: Behavioral Approaches to Working with Mental Health Problems.
15: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and People with Intellectual Disabilities.
16: Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
17: Psychological Therapies for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Future Directions for Research and Practice.