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Case study illustrations of a psychological treatment pathway in a secure intellectual disability service [2018]

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to describe in detail the treatment pathway utilised in a male medium and low secure intellectual disability (ID) service. Over the preceding five years, service users have followed the outlined treatment pathway. The current paper offers case study material to illustrate the care pathway.

Design/methodology/approach
The treatment pathway is described and two case examples are provided, illustrating participation in the pathway. Evaluative data are provided on length of hospitalisation, direction of pathway at discharge and risk reduction as assessed by the HCR-20, SVR-20 and HONOS Secure measures.

Findings
The case examples provided document the assessment and treatment of two male offenders with ID, outlining their treatment pathways, subsequent reductions in assessed risk and their successful community discharge.

Originality/value
A comprehensive treatment pathway is outlined together with the theoretical rationale, with illustrative case examples.

Gareth Hickman, Su Thrift, Chénelle Taylor

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, Vol. 9 Issue: 2, 2018

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