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Description - Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities by Biza Stenfert Kroese

Cognitive therapy is a well known and widely used means of helping depressed patients, but is only just beginning to be extended to other client groups. This volume discusses the theoretical and practical issues surrounding the application of cognitive therapy to this special client group. Since cognitive therapy is usually understood to consist mainly of talking and introspection, the communication difficulties, challenging behaviours and the whole question of self-regulation make CBT for learning disabled people an interesting topic. A range of practical examples for training are included which should be useful to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and researchers and practitioners who deal with learning disabled people in their daily lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415127516
ISBN-10: 0415127513
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Biza Stenfert Kroese

Biza Stenfert Kroese is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham and Head of Clinical Psychology Services for People with Learning Disabilities in the Dudley Priority Health NHS Trust. Dave Dagnan is Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham, and Konstantinos Loumidis is a Clinical Psychologist at North Manchester General Hospital