Do video reviews of therapy sessions help people with mild intellectual disabilities describe their perceptions of cognitive behaviour therapy?

Burford, B. and Jahoda, A. (2012) Do video reviews of therapy sessions help people with mild intellectual disabilities describe their perceptions of cognitive behaviour therapy? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(2), pp. 179-190. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2011.01450.x)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2011.01450.x

Abstract

<b>Background</b> This study examined the potential of a retrospective video reviewing process [Burford Reviewing Process (BRP)] for enabling people with intellectual disabilities to describe their experiences of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). It is the first time that the BRP, described in this paper, has been used with people with intellectual disabilities and the aim was to assess the feasibility of the procedure and gain a picture of the information it might yield.<p></p> <b>Methods</b> Using the BRP, 12 clients reviewed tapes of their fourth and ninth CBT sessions and six reviewed the fourth session only. All reviews were audio recorded for later verbatim transcriptions of clients' comments. Reviews and transcriptions were conducted by non-clinical researchers. Thematic analysis was applied to the transcripts by a researcher who was not CBT-trained.<p></p> <b>Results</b> All clients were able to follow the instructions for the BRP. Three broadly based themes encapsulated their responses – how they felt about themselves, how they felt the therapist was helping and how CBT was helping. A fourth theme referred to comments on issues that were currently troubling clients, which were prompted by watching the video but did not refer to actual events on screen.<p></p> <b>Conclusions</b> The BRP seems a feasible approach with this client group and gave insights into their feelings and opinions on CBT. Clinical implications of the results and the potential for further developments are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jahoda, Professor Andrew and Burford, Dr Bronwen
Authors: Burford, B., and Jahoda, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
ISSN:0964-2633
ISSN (Online):1365-2788
Published Online:31 July 2011

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