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ERIC Number: EJ779086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Experiences of Running an Anxiety Management Group for People with a Learning Disability Using a Cognitive Behavioural Intervention
Douglass, Sarah; Palmer, Katherine; O'Connor, Chris
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v35 n4 p245-252 Dec 2007
An anxiety management group utilizing a cognitive behavioural intervention, of 12 weeks duration, for six people with mild to moderate learning disabilities is described. A number of techniques to assist in developing clients' understanding of their anxiety, cognitive and behavioural coping strategies and maximizing generalizability of skills learnt were implemented. Outcome measures demonstrated that two participants showed a clinically significant reduction in anxiety levels. Qualitative feedback from both participants and carers suggested that all group members developed coping strategies. Measures also indicated that carers demonstrated a better understanding of the individual's difficulties and were able to support them more effectively. Adopting a cognitive behavioural approach proved valuable and recommendations for future interventions are made.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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