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I Can Feel Good

Skills training for people with intellectual disabilities and problems managing emotions

Price: £95.00
I Can Feel Good is a resource to help people with intellectual disabilities to develop the skills they need to self-soothe and manage emotional distress.
Author(s): Bridget Ingamells and Catrin Morrissey

I Can Feel Good: Skills training for people with intellectual disabilities and problems managing emotions will empower people with mild intellectual disabilities to develop the skills they need to manage emotional distress and/or impulsive behaviour.

Based on dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), this manual will help individuals to recognise their emotions, increase their self-awareness, self-soothe, and reduce unwanted impulsive behaviours. As the training is based on DBT, it can be particularly helpful for those with personality disorders.

The four modules, which are broadly based on Marsha Linehan’s DBT group skills, cover mindfulness skills, managing feelings, coping in crisis and people skills. Mindfulness techniques are a core component in the programme and are drawn on throughout the course. Each session includes a mindfulness exercise and a task so individuals can practice their new skills.

The accompanying CD-ROM includes the worksheets, forms and printable resources. 

 

I Can Feel Good is for use with groups or individuals who have borderline or mild intellectual disabilities (IQ 60–80). 

This training manual is aimed at learning disability nurses, clinical and forensic psychologists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists; and can also be used by IAPT workers. 

 

ISBN: 9781909810495
Publication: 10 March 2014
Content:
Introduction and background; Facilitator notes; Module 1: Mindfulness skills; Module 2: Managing feelings; Module 3: Coping in crisis; Module 4: People skills; Appendices; CD-rom with materials including learner hand-outs and
facilitator resources.

Bridget Ingamells is an advanced healthcare practitioner with the National High Secure Learning Disability Service, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. She is a qualified learning disability nurse, and since 2004 has had a special interest in adapting DBT for clients with intellectual disabilities.

Catrin Morrissey is lead psychologist with the National High Secure Learning Disability Service, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. She has research interests and publications in the field of personality disorder and intellectual disabilities. Her clinical interests are in developing evidence-based interventions for this population.