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Giannaki, Rengina; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Existing studies show mixed results of the effectiveness of CBT for people with learning disabilities and anxiety. Method: A CBT group was run for people with learning disabilities and anxiety, who attended with a supporter. Qualitative interviews were conducted post-group and analysed using thematic analysis. Standardised…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Group Therapy, Learning Disabilities
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Lonergan, Aoife – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: As the life expectancy of adults with intellectual disability has increased, experience of familial bereavement is becoming more frequent. However, this group may not receive adequate information and support to enable them to understand and cope with the experience of loss. Method: This narrative review examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Adults, Grief, Coping
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Jones, Serena Anusha; Finch, Moyra – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Mindfulness-informed interventions are increasingly being offered to individuals with learning disabilities. The current paper aims to reflect on the provision and effectiveness of a group intervention incorporating mindfulness-informed techniques and relaxation strategies. Method: Nine group attendees with mild learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Group Activities, Intervention, Relaxation Training
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Mc Gill, Ciara; Breen, Cathal J. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Adults with complex needs and severe learning disability present as a serious management problem within the community. Restrictive interventions are often used to manage adults with these issues, even though best practice recommends the use of positive behaviour support. Positive behaviour support involves functional analysis, but it…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Intervention
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Tinney, Grainne; Smith, Martine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Models of service delivery for adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland increasingly focus on delivering services within local communities. Preparation for this transition often focuses on practical skills. Our service received complaints about unacceptable behaviour (i.e., shoplifting), by some service users. Although such…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Adults
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Hewitt, Olivia; Atkinson-Jones, Katherine; Gregory, Hannah; Hollyman, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper reports quantitative and qualitative follow-up data from three participants who attended a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) group for people with an intellectual disability. Materials and Methods: Quantitative data regarding psychological well-being, psychological distress (measured using the Psychological Therapies…
Descriptors: Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Followup Studies, Intellectual Disability
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Caveney, Domanic; Wassall, Shaun; Rayner, Kelly – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Clients with attachment issues are over-represented in learning disability services. Forensic inpatient services are no exception. Treatment pathways comprise multidisciplinary interventions, and skills-based treatments are considered vital to recovery and maintenance of prosocial and adaptive behaviour and reduction in risk. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Case Studies, Attachment Behavior, Autism
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Sheehan, Rory; Kimona, Kate; Giles, Audrey; Cooper, Vivien; Hassiotis, Angela – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: There is relatively little published data that report the experiences and views of family carers of people with intellectual disabilities who display challenging behaviour who are prescribed psychotropic medication. Materials and methods: An online structured questionnaire was created by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, a UK…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Caregivers, Intellectual Disability, Drug Therapy
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Thomson, Michaela; Johnson, Paula – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 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:…
Descriptors: Females, Learning Disabilities, Phenomenology, Behavior Modification
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Crossland, Tom; Hewitt, Olivia; Walden, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: A growing body of evidence supports the use of Dialectic Behaviour Therapy with people with an intellectual disability. Various adaptation have been used in studies exploring the efficacy of this intervention. Method: A Dialectic Behaviour Therapy DBT skills training group was attended by people with an intellectual disability and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Skill Development, Well Being, Mental Health
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Green, Paul – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: There is a considerable body of evidence to suggest that behavioural activation for depression is an equally effective but less complex treatment than cognitive behavioural therapy. It may therefore be more suitable for those who are cognitively impaired (i.e. early-stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment) or have a learning…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Intervention, Therapy, Intellectual Disability
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Haydon-Laurelut, Mark; Edmonds, Jane; Daynes, Shona; Clare, Amy; Byles, Rosalind; Barber, Victoria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Following scandals such as Winterbourne view, Department of Health, (A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital, 2012) seeks changes in challenging behaviour services. A key part of this change is ensuring people with learning disabilities who use challenging behaviour services have more personalised support and their voices are…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Positive Behavior Supports
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McNair, Louisa; Woodrow, Ceri; Hare, Dougal – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Government strategy indicates that individuals with learning disabilities should have access to adapted psychological therapies. Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is recommended for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD); however, there is little published research regarding whether it can be appropriately adapted for…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Case Studies, Behavior Modification, Attitude Change
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Mulligan, Bethany; John, Mary; Coombes, Rachel; Singh, Rosemary – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Seven per cent of individuals with learning disabilities also display challenging behaviour ("Challenging behaviour: analysis and intervention in people with severe intellectual disabilities," 2001, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press), which has an effect on the whole family. Services need to be developed to support and reflect this…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Family Programs, Services, Child Behavior
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Tinney, Grainne; Forde, Jenny; Hone, Loraine; Flanagan, Lisa; Smith, Martine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper outlines a programme "Safe and Social" that has been implemented with adults with intellectual disability across multiple contexts in a service based in Ireland. The emphasis within the programme is on providing service users and staff with a framework and the necessary language to discuss social behaviours and boundaries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Social Behavior, Social Development
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