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Group therapy for adults with a learning disability: use of active techniques

  • Gill Salmon (a1) and Shirley Abell (a2)
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We describe our experience of running a group using active therapy techniques for adults with a teaming disability, and briefly explore cognitive developmental theory in an attempt to understand some of our observations.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Group therapy for adults with a learning disability: use of active techniques

  • Gill Salmon (a1) and Shirley Abell (a2)
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