Using questions in cognitive therapy with people with intellectual disabilities

Dagnan, D., Pulford, H., Cathers, R. and Jahoda, A. (2016) Using questions in cognitive therapy with people with intellectual disabilities. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44(4), pp. 499-503. (doi: 10.1017/S1352465815000193) (PMID:26631155)

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Background: There is increasing interest in the provision of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to people with intellectual disabilities. A small number of studies have begun to address therapy process issues. Aims: The aim of this paper is to contribute to process research through the development of a taxonomy of question types for use in analysing therapy interactions in CBT for people with intellectual disabilities. Method: A taxonomy of CBT question types was adapted and applied to the transcriptions of session 4 and 9 of 15 CBT therapy dyads. Results: The taxonomy was reliably applied to the data. Therapists used significantly more questions in session 4 than in session 9, therapists used fewer questions in the final quarter of all sessions, and therapists used more questions with people with higher IQ scores in session 4 but not in session 9. Conclusions: The taxonomy of questions is reliable and may be used in future studies of CBT therapy process with people with intellectual disabilities.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jahoda, Professor Andrew and Dagnan, Professor Dave
Authors: Dagnan, D., Pulford, H., Cathers, R., and Jahoda, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1469-1833
Published Online:03 December 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
First Published:First published in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 44(4):499-503
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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369191Establishing the building blocks of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with people with mild learning disabilities: an exploration of key....Andrew JahodaScottish Executive Health Department (SEHHD-CSO)CZH/4/181IHW - MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING