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ERIC Number: EJ1150123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Experiences of Two Multidisciplinary Team Members of Systemic Consultations in a Community Learning Disability Service
Johnson, Clair; Viljoen, Nina
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v45 n3 p172-179 Sep 2017
Background: Systemic approaches can be useful in working with people with learning disabilities and their network. The evidence base for these approaches within the field of learning disabilities, however, is currently limited. Materials and Methods: This article presents part of a service evaluation of systemic consultations in a Community Learning Disability Service (CLDS). Two multidisciplinary team professionals were interviewed about what they found helpful and unhelpful in their experiences of attending systemic consultations. Interview data were analysed via applying thematic analysis principles. Results: Five main themes were elicited: differing expectations, enabling for the client, positive techniques, uncertainty regarding "forum" ("forum" meaning the collective of all of the individuals meet, which could include the professionals, lead therapist, reflecting team, etc.) composition and strengthening the network. Conclusions: Systemic consultations provided some positive and valuable experiences along with important caveats. Considerations for clinical practice are therefore discussed. Continued evaluation of systemic consultations within CLDSs is recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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