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Commissioning Clinical Psychology services for adults with learning disabilities

Commissioning Clinical Psychology services for adults with learning disabilities

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Quick Overview

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.




Executive summary


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

Including everyone

Leadership and supporting the strategic direction

Organising the delivery of psychology services


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