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Incorporating Attachment Theory into Practice: Guidelines when working with people with intellectual disabilities

8 January 2018

Do you work with adults with intellectual/learning difficulties?

Nic Jones, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Adult LD Psychology Service in Powys Teaching Health Board, is interested in making links with colleagues who work with adults with intellectual/learning difficulties.

An important Clinical Practice Guideline consultation event is coming up very soon on 5 February 2018 (information below). It is being run by the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities (DCP FPID) and Nic hopes to link up ‘DDP adaptations’ with the new guidance.

I am interested to hear from colleagues working with a DDP approach with adults with Intellectual Disabilities/Learning Disabilities.

I have found it be a highly valuable model and wonder if there are other practitioners who would be willing to share their experience.

I am trying to see if a group of clinicians in the field could share good practice, benchmark, think about measures and assessments in light of the BPS ID Faculty document for Attachment and Intellectual Disabilities.

This is a guidance document around therapeutic approaches for attachment disorders and Learning Disability/Intellectual Disability support.

It would be useful to link up and consider DDP adaptations together that could be added to the broader work of the national Intellectual Disability and Attachment SIG.  (This SIG has been the driver for the BPS document).

Nic Jones


Please get in touch with Nic via email

Information about the event

DCP Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Faculty Members are cordially invited to attend a launch & consultation event on the Clinical Practice Guideline –

Incorporating Attachment Theory into Practice: Clinical Practice Guideline for Clinical Psychologists working with People who have Intellectual Disabilities

Date & Time: Monday 5 February 2018 – 9.30 – 4.30pm

Venue: BPS London Office, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

Facilitators:  Dr Allan Skelly & Dr Helen Fletcher

Registration places are limited, so please book early. This event is FREE to DCP Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities and DCP Members.

To book:

Enquiries: please contact Member Network Services, quoting ‘DCPFPID-Attachment Theory-FEB18’, at:

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.