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ERIC Number: EJ879306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Mood Management in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Pilot Study
Ghafoori, Bita; Ratanasiripong, Paul; Holladay, Christina
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v3 n1 p1-15 2010
Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) often display mental health symptoms that may benefit from psychotherapy. In this pilot study, a newly designed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group treatment targeting mood difficulties was provided to 8 adults with mild-borderline ID. Assessment occurred at pretreatment, posttreatment, and 4 month follow-up using the Symptom Checklist 90-Revised. The findings suggest a significant within-group effect between the therapeutic intervention and 6 symptom dimensions from pretreatment to posttreatment; however, no significant effects were maintained at follow-up. Findings suggest individuals with mild-moderate ID may benefit from CBT for mood management. Implications for future research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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