Professional training for those working with people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems

Costello, H., Holt, G., Cain, N., Bradley, E., Torr, J., Davis, R., Edwards, N., Lennox, N. G. and Weber, G. (2007). Professional training for those working with people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems. In Bouras, N. and Holt, G. (Ed.), Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2nd ed. (pp. 400-411) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author Costello, H.
Holt, G.
Cain, N.
Bradley, E.
Torr, J.
Davis, R.
Edwards, N.
Lennox, N. G.
Weber, G.
Title of chapter Professional training for those working with people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems
Title of book Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Place of Publication Cambridge
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Edition 2nd
ISBN 978-0-521-60825-1
Editor Bouras, N.
Holt, G.
Chapter number 25
Start page 400
End page 411
Total pages 12
Total chapters 25
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subjects 321212 Care for Disabled
B1
730211 Mental health
Abstract/Summary • Many, and in some countries most, health care professionals receive little training in the assessment, treatment and management of mental health problems in people with ID. • In the UK, ID is a compulsory component of the training of psychiatrists. This is not the case in the USA, Canada, Australia and Austria. • ID is included in some training programmes for psychologists, but clinical experience in the field is less available, is optional and usually post-qualifications. • Primary car physicians in all the countries reviewed receive little or no exposure to the health care needs of people with ID, including mental health, at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. • Positive developments in training were evident in all the countries reviewed. these often are linked to charismatic individuals who pioneer the initiatives. • An infrastructure is necessary to support training, including national standards of care for people with ID and mental health problems, to drive accreditation and certification of courses, together with secure career paths.
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