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The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice

Edited by: Alan Carr , Christine Linehan , Gary O’Reilly , Patricia Noonan Walsh , John McEvoy

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138806351
eBook ISBN: 9781315739229
Adobe ISBN: 9781317576082

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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). 


Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Diagnosis, classification and epidemiology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Lifespan development and the family lifecycle Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Adaptive behaviour and support needs Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Quality of life Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Consultation, interviewing and report writing Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Person-centred active support Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Applied behaviour analysis and positive behaviour supports Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Cognitive behaviour therapy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Supporting families who have children with intellectual disability Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Early intervention and parent education Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sleep disorders Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Toileting problems Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Feeding difficulties and eating disorders Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Behavioural phenotypes in genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Autism spectrum disorders Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Educating children with intellectual disability Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Communication difficulties and promotion of communication skills Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Positive behaviour support for challenging behaviour Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Life skills training for adolescents with an intellectual disability Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Relationships and sexuality in adolescence and young adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Living and working in the community Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Managing mental health problems in people with intellectual disability Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Sexual relationships and adults with intellectual disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Supporting families with ageing members who have intellectual disability Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The presentation, diagnosis and support of people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Service models, the macrosystem and professional issues in clinical practice Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Risk assessment Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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