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Developing psychological support to people with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

Project Description

I would like to recruit a PhD student with an interest in working on issues relating to clinical psychology and Intellectual disability. I have an interest in adapting therapeutic psychological approaches to work with this group. I also have an interest in working with others, including staff and carers to support the needs of people with Intellectual Disability. I would beparticularly keen to extend my work with forensic popualtions in this area. Examples of the work I would like to develop are reflected in the references below.

Funding Notes

Self-funded students may wish to apply.

There are a number of currently open competitive studentship schemes at the University of Birmingham, and students are welcome to discuss their eligibility for these with the supervisor or the PG Admissions Tutor.


Rose, J. (2013) A preliminary investigation into the influence of therapist experience on the outcome of individual Anger Interventions for people with intellectual disabilities. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41,4, 470-478.

Rose, J., Mills, S., Silva, D., Thompson, L. (2013) Testing a model to Understand the link between Client Characteristics, Organisational variables, Staff Cognitions and Burnout in Care Staff. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3, 940 -947.

Willner, P., Rose, J., Jahoda, A., Stenfert Kroese, B., Felce, D. MacMahon, p., Stimpson, A., Rose, N. Gillespie, D., Shead, J. Lammie, C., Woodgate, C. Townson, J.Nuttall, J. Cohen, D., Hood., K (2013). Outcomes of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a cognitive behavioural anger management intervention for people with intellectual disabilities. British Journal of Psychiatry.

Sandhu, D., Rose, J., Rostill-Brookes, H. And Thrift, Su (2012) It’s intense to an extent: A qualitative study of the emotional challenges faced by staff working on a treatment programme for Intellectually disabled sex offenders. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 25, 308 – 318

Rose, J., Rose, D., Hawkins, C. and Anderson, C. (2012) A Sex Offender Treatment Group for men with Intellectual Disabilities in a Community Setting. Journal of Forensic Practice. 14, 1, 21 – 28.

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