Practical Treatment Strategies for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
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The professional community will benefit from this resource that brings together various issues, needs, and theories to enrich intervention and forensic work with persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The book delivers solutions to the unique challenges and adjustments needed to effectively engage and intervene with ID/DD clients who have severe behavioral problems, including management of sexual behavior, aggression, and anger, as well as victim treatment and treating mental illness.
Gerry D. Blasingame, Psy.D., is a California licensed marriage and family therapist. For the last twenty-nine years he has worked with adults and adolescents, with and without developmental disabilities, who have offended sexually, and with victims of abuse and sexual assault. Gerry has authored several articles, chapters, and books including Developmentally Disabled Persons with Sexual Behavior Problems, Second Edition (2005) and An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sexual Behaviors, and Therapeutic Interventions (2011). Gerry is a current member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) and a past member of the ATSA Board as the Pacific Region Representative. Gerry is also past Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the California Coalition on Sexual Offending. Gerry was appointed to the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) in 2007, and is the chairperson of the CASOMB Treatment Committee.
This training is designed to help you:
- List the most common communication strategies for clinical work with persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities
- Discuss the subject of sexual development and competence of persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities
- Develop a treatment outline using the Old Me/New Me mode
- Describe creative cognitive interventions for self-regulation
- List the most common cognitive experiential interventions used with intellectually disables females
- Explain how to go about customizing a treatment program and overcoming obstacles