Since its publication in 2019, the FAIT has begun to be used more widely to inform a variety of care packages and therapeutic interventions. Understanding the Impact of Trauma takes the FAIT as a starting point, exploring the concept of ‘emotional disability’ that can follow a traumatic event and the usefulness of applying models like the FAIT more broadly to anyone who has experienced trauma. It will introduce some of the key theories that have informed our understanding of the emotional development of people with intellectual disabilities, followed by a series of case studies focusing on different individuals and how their emotional development informed their therapeutic interventions, including people with intellectual disabilities, people with mental health issues, people living with dementia and autistic people.
Clinical psychologists; learning disability specialist clinicians, front-line care staff, nurses and allied health professionals; students of these disciplines; professional and family caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities; care provider organisations.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication Date: December 2023
Page count: 400
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: History
Chapter 3: Understanding an individual’s
Chapter 4: What the FAIT is and how to use it
Chapters 5 – 20: Individual case studies
Chapter 21: Emotionally unstable ‘Personality Disorder’
Chapter 22: Prevention
Chapter 23: Wider implications for people
without intellectual disabilities
Chapter 24 Why aren’t we all traumatised?
Chapter 25: Further research
Chapter 26: Summary