Best practice when working therapeutically with people with learning disabilities: A brief review

Nicola Birdsey, Linda Walz, Caroline Scrase

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There are different ways of helping people who experience mental health problems. Psychologists need to know the best ways of working with people with learning disabilities who have mental health problems. To help psychologists know what works best, this paper has a summary of what we know about how to work with people with learning disabilities. It tells us what sort of changes psychologists may need to make to best support people with learning disabilities with mental health problems. This paper will be helpful to psychologists work in learning disability services, especially those who are new to working with people with learning disabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalThe Bulletin of the Faculty of People with Intellectual Disabilities
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2021


  • Learning disabilities
  • Best practice
  • Therapeutic work

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