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ERIC Number: EJ835702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Treating Chronic Nightmares of Sexual Assault Survivors with an Intellectual Disability--Two Descriptive Case Studies
Kroese, Biza Stenfert; Thomas, Gail
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v19 n1 p75-80 Mar 2006
Background: Imagery rehearsal therapy for people who suffer from recurring nightmares has been shown to be a successful intervention. Very little research has been conducted on post-traumatic nightmare sufferers with learning disabilities. Method: This paper presents two case studies to illustrate the application of an adapted form of imagery rehearsal therapy to adults with learning disabilities. Results: Both descriptive cases indicated that the intervention resulted in significant reductions in distress because of nightmares and provided some evidence that these positive results were generalized into waking life. Conclusions: As a short and simple method, imagery rehearsal therapy appears to be very suitable for people with learning disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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