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ERIC Number: EJ1139274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Experiences of Women with Learning Disabilities Undergoing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in a Secure Service
Thomson, Michaela; Johnson, Paula
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v45 n2 p106-113 Jun 2017
Background: This research aimed to capture the experiences of women with learning disabilities living in secure services who undertook dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT); they were the first people to do this in the trust. It is hoped their experiences may guide and inform other services undertaking the same process. Materials and Methods: Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used to provide a flexible framework to make sense of the way the women interpreted their experiences. Results and Discussion: The analysis identified three main themes: How you do DBT, What we think about DBT, Using DBT. The qualitative approach adds a valuable contribution to the wider literature, highlighting the importance of capturing the women's voices. Conclusion: As most published literature regarding the effectiveness of DBT is not written from first hand service user experiences, it is hoped this research offers a unique insight into these women's experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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