BN.com Gift Guide

Clinical Psychology and People with Intellectual Disabilities

Overview

This book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and practical guide for clinical psychologists and other therapists working with people with children and adults with learning disabilities. It provides an overview of the definitions, causes and epidemiology of learning disabilities as well as descriptions of the main syndromes associated with learning disabilities, including Down's, Fragile-X and Autism. Each chapter in this section begins with a brief overview of research evidence regarding epidemiology, ...
See more details below
Hardcover
$188.67
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$204.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $91.24   
  • New (5) from $91.24   
  • Used (2) from $190.70   
Clinical Psychology and People with Intellectual Disabilities

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$43.49
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$76.00 List Price

Overview

This book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and practical guide for clinical psychologists and other therapists working with people with children and adults with learning disabilities. It provides an overview of the definitions, causes and epidemiology of learning disabilities as well as descriptions of the main syndromes associated with learning disabilities, including Down's, Fragile-X and Autism. Each chapter in this section begins with a brief overview of research evidence regarding epidemiology, etiology and treatment efficacy for the particular clinical issue. Issues specific to particular user groups (e.g. people with profound multiple impairments, autism, and people from ethnic minorities) are discussed at relevant stages in each chapter.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and practical guide for clinical psychologists and other therapists working with people with children and adults with learning disabilities.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Aimed at both trainee and qualified clinical psychologist, Clinical Psychology and People with Intellectual Disabilitiesis a book packed with evidence-based, relevant, in-depth as well as tried and tested knowledge and clinical skills for working with people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan. I read this book as part of my clinical training and my overall impressions of the book were that it was well organized (making quick referencing particularly helpful), easy to read, interesting (the reasonably short chapters and the variation in topics helped maintain interest level) and balanced in its coverage of theory and practice.” (International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 1 November 2014)

M. Connie Almerda
This book provides an excellent overview of intellectual disabilities. In a concise, well organized manner, the authors present information on prevalence, diagnosis, legal considerations, and intervention. Specific guidelines for clinical intervention that emphasize the importance of collaboration with families, other service providers, and organizations when working with persons with intellectual disabilities are provided. Throughout the book, there is an emphasis on the need for flexible services that are responsive to a person's needs. Persons with intellectual disabilities have long been underserved by mainstream psychology. This book is a very much needed resource for training psychologists as well as those already established in practice. This book illustrates how clinical practices are adapted to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities. The chapter on interviewing skills provides specific guidelines for interviewing persons with intellectual disabilities as well as a general framework for adaptation of clinical procedures for this population. The authors introduce the reader to an array of challenges presented by persons with intellectual disabilities. These include multiple diagnoses, service providers, organizations, and legal issues. The importance of comprehensive assessments is conveyed. The authors present illustrative examples of how to develop assessments, formulate treatment strategies, and implement interventions within clinical settings. This book provides a valuable resources for psychologists as well as other professionals working with persons with intellectual disabilities. It is a much needed resource in the field. The book emphasizes theimportance of knowledge and communication across systems in order to effectively respond to the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. This is increasingly essential as funding sources become more limited and psychologists are challenged to work with other providers, avoid fragmentation of services, and report outcomes.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: M. Connie Almerda, PhD (Houston Community College)
Description: This book provides an excellent overview of intellectual disabilities.
Purpose: In a concise, well organized manner, the authors present information on prevalence, diagnosis, legal considerations, and intervention. Specific guidelines for clinical intervention that emphasize the importance of collaboration with families, other service providers, and organizations when working with persons with intellectual disabilities are provided. Throughout the book, there is an emphasis on the need for flexible services that are responsive to a person's needs.
Audience: Persons with intellectual disabilities have long been underserved by mainstream psychology. This book is a very much needed resource for training psychologists as well as those already established in practice.
Features: This book illustrates how clinical practices are adapted to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities. The chapter on interviewing skills provides specific guidelines for interviewing persons with intellectual disabilities as well as a general framework for adaptation of clinical procedures for this population. The authors introduce the reader to an array of challenges presented by persons with intellectual disabilities. These include multiple diagnoses, service providers, organizations, and legal issues. The importance of comprehensive assessments is conveyed. The authors present illustrative examples of how to develop assessments, formulate treatment strategies, and implement interventions within clinical settings.
Assessment: This book provides a valuable resources for psychologists as well as other professionals working with persons with intellectual disabilities. It is a much needed resource in the field. The book emphasizes the importance of knowledge and communication across systems in order to effectively respond to the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. This is increasingly essential as funding sources become more limited and psychologists are challenged to work with other providers, avoid fragmentation of services, and report outcomes.

5 Stars! from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Eric Emerson is Professor of Disability & Health Research at Lancaster University, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Kate Dickson is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales.

Rupa Gone is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist at Hertfordshire Community Health Services in Watford.

Chris Hatton is Professor of Psychology, Health and Social Care, Lancaster University, UK.

Jo Bromley is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Service Lead for the Clinical Psychology Service for Children with Disabilities, Central Manchester Foundation Hospital Trust.

Amanda Caine is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Professional Lead for Clinical Psychology, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

About the Editors
List of Contributors
Series Preface
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Intellectual disabilities - epidemiology and causes 20
Ch. 3 Development, cognition and performance 39
Ch. 4 Service provision 54
Ch. 5 Common legal issues in clinical practice 76
Ch. 6 Interviewing people with intellectual disabilities 99
Ch. 7 Assessment 114
Ch. 8 Working with people with challenging behaviour 127
Ch. 9 Working with offenders or alleged offenders with intellectual disabilities 154
Ch. 10 Working with issues of sexual abuse 177
Ch. 11 Working with parents who happen to have intellectual disabilities 193
Ch. 12 Working with people with mental health problems 210
Ch. 13 Working with people with communication difficulties 231
Ch. 14 Working with families 247
Ch. 15 Working with organisations, or: why won't they follow my advice? 265
Ch. 16 Working with communities: health promotion 280
References 298
Index 333
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)