Training therapists to work with people with intellectual disability in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services

Dagnan, Dave and Masson, John and Thwaites, Richard and James, Amy and Hatton, Chris (2018) Training therapists to work with people with intellectual disability in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31 (5). pp. 760-767. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Current policy in the England suggests that people with intellectual disabilities should, where possible, access mainstream mental health services; this should include access to mainstream therapy services. It is likely that mainstream therapists will need training and support to work with people with intellectual disabilities. METHOD: Sixty-eight therapists working in an English Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service received one- or 2-day training on working with people with intellectual disabilities. Measures of confidence, general therapeutic self-efficacy and attitudes to people with intellectual disabilities' use of mainstream mental health services were completed pre-training, post-training and at 3-month follow-up; at which time, 12 participants were interviewed about the impact of the training on their practice. RESULTS: There was a significant positive change in all measures immediately post-training which was maintained at 3-month follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Training considerations for mainstream therapists who may work with people with intellectual disabilities are discussed.

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Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Dagnan D, Masson J, Thwaites R, James A, Hatton C. Training therapists to work with people with intellectual disability in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2018;31:760–767. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12427 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jar.12427/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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01 Aug 2018 09:02
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