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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Issue number5
Volume31
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)760-767
Publication statusPublished
Early online date20/11/17
Original languageEnglish

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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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.