The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice

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About the Book

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.

The book is divided into seven sections, which cover conceptual frameworks, assessment frameworks and intervention frameworks, and the specific problems that arise in infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Chapters combine discussion of the theoretical and empirical issues with practical considerations. The authors incorporate detailed practice descriptions throughout, which will allow clinicians to use the book as a step-by-step guide to clinical work. Practice exercises are also included where relevant to aid skills development.

This comprehensive, evidence-based practice Handbook will prove an invaluable resource for anyone undertaking postgraduate training in clinical psychology, as well as practising clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists.

The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice is one of a set of three Handbooks published by Routledge, which includes The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology (Edited by Alan Carr & Muireann McNulty).

Table of Contents

Emerson, Preface. Carr, Foreword. Conceptual Frameworks. Carr, O’Reilly, Diagnosis, Classification and Epidemiology. Carr, O’Reilly, Lifespan Development and the Family Lifecycle. Assessment Frameworks. O’Reilly, Carr, Evaluating Intelligence Across the Life-span: Integrating Theory, Research and Measurement. Keith, Evaluation of Quality of Life. Carr, O’Reilly, Interviewing and Report Writing. Intervention Frameworks. Colye, Person Centred Planning. O’Reilly, Sigafoos, Lancioni, Green, Olive, Lacey, Cannella, Applied Behaviour Analysis. Kroese, Dangan, Jahoda, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Infancy and Early Childhood. Blacher, Feinfield, Kraemer, Supporting Families Who Have Children with Disabilities. Baker, Feinfield, Early Intervention and Parent Training. Wiggs, Sleep Disorders. Grey, McClean, Toileting Problems. Sturmey, Reyer, Mayville, Matson, Feeding Difficulties and Eating Disorders. Udwin, Kuczynski, Behavioural Phenotypes in Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disabilities. Jordan, Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Middle Childhood. Wehmeyer, Lee, Educating Children with Intellectual Disabilities. Sigafoos, O’Reilly, Green, Communication Difficulties and the Promotion of Communication Skills. McClean, Grey, Modifying Challenging Behaviour and Planning Positive Supports. Adolescence. Parmenter, Harman, Yazbeck, Riches, Life Skills Training for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities. Valenti-Hein, Choinski, Relationships and Sexuality in Adolescence. Adulthood. Walsh, Linehan, Living and Working in the Community. Zaman, Holt, Bouras, Managing Mental Health Problems in People with Intellectual Disabilities. Murphy, Intellectual Disability and Sexual Abuse. McCannon, McCallion, Supporting Families with Aging Members Who Have Intellectual Disabilities. McGuire, McEvoy, The Macrosystem and Professional Issues. McEvoy, McGuire, Risk Assessment.

About the Editors

Alan Carr is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin and Consultant Psychologist and Family Therapist at the Clanwilliam Institute Dublin

Gary O'Reilly is Deputy Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin. He is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Children's University Hospital Temple Street.

Patricia Noonan Walsh is NDA Professor of Disability Studies and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at University College Dublin.

John McEvoy is lecturer in Psychology at the Dundalk Institute of Technology and a member of the disability research group at University College Dublin.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology