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ST15-056B-Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability: A Resource for Trainers
Member Price$59.95
Non-Member Price$74.95
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Edited by: 

Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW, NADD-CC, Daniel Baker, PhD, NADD-CC, 

                  Juanita St Croix, BSc, Melissa Cheplic, MPH

Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability: A Resource for Trainers is a landmark contribution to the field of support for persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Mental Health concerns. This book can be used by a myriad of different professionals and care providers for a variety of different purposes. It may be used: (a) to train others for professional development (train-the-trainer model), (b) as a resource guide for individual study, or (c) as a reference guide.  

Proper support of mental wellness among persons with IDD requires a significant body of information and knowledge, and the authors of this book are happy to offer it as a means for educating professionals and care providers. The overall mission of this book is to provide an overview of mental health assessment, treatment, and supports for persons with IDD over the lifespan.  The book is arranged in modules, allowing reader or trainer to select those topics that are of interest.

Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability: A Resource for Trainers is designed to be used with a wide range of audiences – from direct support workers to professionals from various disciplines. 

To facilitate using this book to train others (train-the-trainer model), a flash drive containing PowerPoint slides and notes is included.  Additionally, a companion volume, entitled Trainee Workbook for Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability is available from the NADD Press.


About the Authors

Trainer’s Tips

Module I: What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

Module II: Building on the Basics: Understanding Assessment Practices in Dual Diagnosis

Module III: Mental Health Evaluations: Mental Status Examinations (MSE)

Module IV: Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness

Module V: From DM-ID to DM-ID-2

Module VI: Support Strategies

Module VII: Adapting Therapy for People with IDD

Module VIII: Childhood and Adolescence

Module IX: Aging

Module X: Inter-Systems Collaboration

Appendix: Pre- and Post-Tests

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