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People with intellectual disabilities hear voices too - 17 June 2020

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Cover of book
Book by John Cheetham and Nina Merlunsky

This seminar was chaired by Dr Martin Stevens, Senior Research Fellow at HSCWRU, who introduced presentations by Dr John Cheetham, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Dr Nina Melunsky, Clinical Psychologist, at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. It was part of the Learning Disability Services Series.

Dr John Cheetham and Dr Nina Melunsky are clinical psychologists working in mental health in learning disability teams in South London. They have been developing services for people with learning disabilities who hear voices or see visions that others cannot see or hear. Sometimes these kinds of experiences might get called ‘a diagnosis of psychosis’. They have also published a book called ‘People with intellectual disabilities hear voices too’ as a guide for people’s family and supporters. John and Nina shared some of their experiences of developing resources and how they have adapted best practice to help meet the needs of people with learning disabilities who hear voices and their supporters.

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Jess Harris

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