The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice

The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice

by Alan Carr
     
 

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The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice will equip clinical psychologists in training with the skills necessary to complete a clinical placement in the field of intellectual disability. Building on the success of the previous edition this handbook has been extensively revised. Throughout, the text, references, and website

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The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice will equip clinical psychologists in training with the skills necessary to complete a clinical placement in the field of intellectual disability. Building on the success of the previous edition this handbook has been extensively revised. Throughout, the text, references, and website addresses and have been updated to reflect important developments since the publication the first edition. Recent research findings on the epidemiology, aetiology, course, outcome, assessment and treatment of all psychological problems considered in the book have been incorporated into the text. Account has been taken of changes in the diagnosis and classification of intellectual disability and psychological problems reflected in the AAIDD-11 and the DSM-5. New chapters on the assessment of adaptive behaviour and support needs, person-centred active support, and the assessment of dementia in people with intellectual disability have been added.

The book is divided into eight sections:

Section 1: Covers general conceptual frameworks for practice - diagnosis, classification, epidemiology and lifespan development.

Section 2: Focuses on assessment of intelligence, adaptive behaviour, support needs, quality of life, and the processes of interviewing and report writing.

Section 3: Covers intervention frameworks, specifically active support, applied behavioural analysis and cognitive behaviour therapy.

Section 4: Deals with supporting families of children with intellectual disability, genetic syndromes and autism spectrum disorders.

Section 5: Covers issues associated with intellectual disability first evident or prevalent in middle childhood.

Section 6: Deals with adolescent concerns including life skills training, relationships and sexuality.

Section 7: Focuses on residential, vocational and family-related challenges of adulthood and aging.

Section 8: Deals with professional issues and risk assessment.

Chapters cover theoretical and empirical issues on the one hand and practice issues on the other. They close with summaries and suggestions for further reading for practitioners and families containing a member with an intellectual disability. Where appropriate, in many chapters, practice exercises to aid skills development have been included.

The second edition of the Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice is one of a set of three volumes which cover the lion’s share of the curriculum for clinical psychologists in training in the UK and Ireland. The other two volumes are the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Third Edition (by Alan Carr) and the Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology Practice, Second Edition (edited by Alan Carr & Muireann McNulty).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317822073
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/02/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
992
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Alan Carr, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin, and a consultant clinical psychologist at the Clanwilliam Institute in Dublin. He has conducted clinical practice in the UK, Canada and Ireland.

Christine Linehan, PhD, is Lecturer in Disability Studies at University College Dublin and Director of the UCD Centre for Disability Studies. She is also Honorary Senior Lecturer with the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK; Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin; and a board member of Epilepsy Ireland.

Gary O’Reilly, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin and Director of the UCD Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. He is Principal Clinical Psychologist at the Children’s University Hospital Temple Street; and Principal Clinical Psychologist at Saint John of God, Cluain Mhuire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Patricia Noonan Walsh, PhD, is Professor Emerita in Disability Studies, University College Dublin; Honorary Professor, Centre for Disability, Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway; and former Director of the UCD Centre for Disability Studies.

John McEvoy, PhD, is a Principal Clinical Psychologist, Prosper Group, Navan, Co. Dublin and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

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