Working with Others

  • Andrew Jahoda
  • Biza Stenfert Kroese
  • Carol Pert


When working with people with ID, there are a number of other people who we may need to be in contact with, not just to gather background information but also to recruit them as allies who can play an influential and long-term role in implementing and maintaining psychological and environmental change. We need to carefully consider when it is and when it is not suitable to involve other people so that we respect the client’s right to confidentiality. We may need to spend time with caregivers and staff to make sure that they understand and agree with the CBT model and the formulation. As therapists we must also liaise with our health and social services colleagues and ensure that the various interventions received by clients are well coordinated and are not detrimental to each other. Family carers and support workers as well as health and social services professionals can complement the CBT approach and improve the chances of significant and enduring improvements in psychological well-being.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Jahoda
    • 1
  • Biza Stenfert Kroese
    • 2
  • Carol Pert
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Health and WellbeingUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.School of PsychologyUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Learning Disabilities ServiceNHS Greater Glasgow and ClydeGlasgowUK

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