This book considers how mental health services have evolved over the past three decades to meet the needs of people with intellectual disability, focusing on the ways that theories and policies have been applied to clinical practice.
Nick Bouras and Geraldine Holt both have extensive experience in developing and running mental health services and bring together international contributors all with longstanding expertise in the fields of mental health and intellectual disability. They present the current evidence-based practice on how people with intellectual disability can be best cared for in clinical settings. The book embraces a foreword by Professor David Goldberg and is divided into three sections: development of specialist mental health services, clinical practice, and training as an integrated component of service delivery.
Chapters cover topics including:the association between psychopathology and intellectual disabilityinternational perspectivesneuroimaging and genetic syndromestraining professionals, families and support workers.
Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability provides an overview of the many improvements that have been made in services for people with intellectual disability, as well as examining the shortcomings of the services provided. It offers strategies and solutions for the wide array of interdisciplinary professionals who want to develop the range of resources on offer for people with intellectual disability.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 9 mm
"The book's style is remarkably readable and consistent for a multi-author text ... I would enthusiastically recommend this book to all clinicians with an interest in the mental health of people with intellectual disability or who have responsibility for managing and developing services. In particular, I think that service managers and commissioners will find it a valuable source of guidance and inspiration." - Adam Kirby, The Ridge Hill Centre, in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research