Working Through Attachment Relationships to Improve Quality of Life for People with an Intellectual Disability: Clinical discussion panel

Carlo Schuengel, Rinat Feniger-Schaal, Paula Sterkenburg, Efrat Sher-Censor

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Abstract

Intellectual disability (ID) primarily affects social adaptive behavior, which in
some cases may deteriorate into endangerment of self and others. People with
ID are as a result overrepresented in residential settings for youth mental
health care, prisons, and care homes. The regimen in many of these settings
may involve the use of behavioral, pharmacological, and mechanical restraints,
or seclusion. This panel brings together clinical researchers and practitioners to
discuss how insights from attachment theory and research may be employed to
reduce such practices, improve quality of life, and promote adaptive
development. Key questions to be discussed by the panel and with the
audience are: (a) how may attachment-based interventions make restraints
and seclusion obsolete?; (b) how may family carers and professionals be
supported in building high quality relationships with people with ID?; (c) what
are clinical research priorities in this field and how should these be pursued?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2019
EventInternational Attachment Conference: Science & Practice Over the Lifespan - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 18 Jul 201920 Jul 2019
http://internationalattachmentconference.com/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Attachment Conference
Abbreviated titleIAC 2019
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period18/07/1920/07/19
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