Managers’ views of the effects on their service of hosting a cognitive-behavioural anger management group

Rose, N., Rose, J., Stenfert Kroese, B., Stimpson, A., MacMahon, P., Jahoda, A. , Townson, J., Felce, D., Hood, K. and Willner, P. (2015) Managers’ views of the effects on their service of hosting a cognitive-behavioural anger management group. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 9(1), pp. 19-29. (doi: 10.1108/AMHID-05-2014-0018)

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how service managers perceive their service prior to, and following the delivery of a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) anger management group for individuals with an intellectual disability. Design/methodology/approach: Telephone interviews were conducted with seven service managers, before and after a CBT group intervention. The interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis to identify common and/or contrasting themes. Findings: Before the intervention took place managers observed a lack of consistency in how their staff dealt with challenging incidents and the serious consequences these incidents had for service users as well as staff. They spoke about the importance of multi-disciplinary working and good quality staff selection, support and training. After the group intervention managers commented on a positive “spilling-out effect” whereby the whole organisation was influenced by the intervention, a greater willingness on the part of service users to talk about their problems, and an increased confidence in the staff members who had co-facilitated the group work. Research limitations/implications: The implications of the themes raised are discussed and recommendations for further research are suggested. Originality/value: This research provides a unique contribution of managers’ views and insight into how hosting a CBT group intervention impacted on their wider services.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jahoda, Professor Andrew
Authors: Rose, N., Rose, J., Stenfert Kroese, B., Stimpson, A., MacMahon, P., Jahoda, A., Townson, J., Felce, D., Hood, K., and Willner, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher:Emerald Publishing
ISSN:2044-1282
ISSN (Online):2044-1290

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