Improving Assess of DBT for Individuals with Cognitive Challenges
Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience heighten vulnerabilities related to complex biopsychosocial factors, yet have limited access to comprehensive psychologically-based treatments to address these pervasive problems. Dr. Brown, a DBT trainer with Behavioral Tech, LLC- Linehan Institute, was invited to write a book chapter about how to adapt DBT for individuals with ID. Dr. Brown was given permission to share this work with the stipulation that the following phrase be noted on the document: “This is a draft of a chapter that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the forthcoming book The Oxford Handbook of DBT edited by Michaela Swales due for publication in 2019”. It is important that practitioners have this information to help improve access to DBT for this under-served population. There is a link below to download this chapter. If you have any questions, please email Julie Brown at [email protected].