Learning Disability Clinical Psychology

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The LD Clinical Psychology team determine whether the person meets the diagnostic criteria for global learning disabilities and would be eligible to receive support from specialist LD health team.

The team provide:

  • Individual therapeutic support (including modified cognitive behaviour therapy,  compassion focussed approaches, narrative approaches, trauma-informed, person-centred counselling) delivered 1:1, either face to face or by video for a range of presenting problems including anger, depression, bereavement and loss, interpersonal problems and relationships.
  • Small group therapy for people with learning disabilities for a range of needs including, developing social skills, bereavement and loss, anger management.
  • Support to the system supporting the individual who presents with behaviours of concern (challenging behaviours) to carry out a functional behaviour analysis and develop a Positive Behaviour Support Plan
  • Provide support to the individual and their family using systemic and family therapy approaches
  • Baseline assessment and periodic repeat assessments for people who are at risk of early onset memory/cognitive impairment prioritising people with Downs syndrome over the age of 35 - but also seeing other individuals
  • Training and teaching families, staff and professionals supporting people with LD's
  • Clinical research and service evaluation to contribute to the evidence base

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