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This guide, produced by the Faculty for Learning Disabilities, is aimed primarily at commissioners of services but we hope it will also be useful to Trusts, Social Services and service providers. We also hope it will be useful to families, carers and people with learning disabilities. It gives a description of what you can expect from us as clinical psychologists who work with adults with learning disabilities, and how you can judge whether or not our work has been effective. Our aim, as psychologists, is to promote valued, inclusive lives for people with learning disabilities; much of our work is with those with the most complex needs and this values base guides our clinical interventions.
Using the guide
The core role of clinical psychologists in specialist adult learning disability health services
Core skills of clinical psychologists
Assessment of capacity
People whose behaviours challenge services
People with mental health problems
People with autistic spectrum conditions
Dementia and people with learning disabilities
Offenders and those at risk of offending
People with profound and multiple learning disabilities
People with physical health needs
Supporting parents who have learning disabilities
Leadership and supporting the strategic direction
Organising the delivery of psychology services