The experiences of high intensity therapists delivering cognitive behavioural therapy to people with intellectual disabilities
Marwood, Hayley, Chinn, Deborah, Gannon, K. and Scior, Katrina 2017. The experiences of high intensity therapists delivering cognitive behavioural therapy to people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 31 (1), pp. 76-86. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12328
|Authors||Marwood, Hayley, Chinn, Deborah, Gannon, K. and Scior, Katrina|
People with intellectual disabilities (ID) should be able to access the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, currently a main provider of mainstream mental health services in England. IAPT offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to individuals experiencing mental health problems, although its effectiveness for people with ID, when delivered within IAPT, is unclear.
Ten high-intensity therapists took part in semi-structured interviews, analysed using thematic analysis, regarding their experiences of delivering CBT to people with ID in IAPT.
The rigidity of the IAPT model appears to offer a poor fit with the needs of people with ID. Therapists appeared uncertain about how to modify CBT and highlighted training and service development needs.
Findings suggest barriers to accessing IAPT largely remain unaddressed where people with ID are concerned. Services may need to reconsider what constitutes appropriate reasonable adjustments to ensure equitable access.
|Journal||Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities|
|Journal citation||31 (1), pp. 76-86|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12328|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12328|
|Online||24 Jan 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||22 Jan 2018|
|Accepted||28 Nov 2016|
|Accepted||28 Nov 2016|
|Copyright information||This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Marwood, et. al. 2017, The experiences of high intensity therapists delivering cognitive behavioural therapy to people with intellectual disabilities, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12328. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.|
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