Evaluation of an ‘understanding and managing feelings group’
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Evaluation of an ‘understanding and managing feelings group’

Rosie Oldham-Cooper Trainee clinical psychologist, Clinical Psychology Research and Training, Department of Psychology, University of Bath
Kate Allez Clinical psychologist in the community learning disabilities team, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Rosie Oldham-Cooper and Kate Allez examine a group intervention aimed at improved emotion recognition and management in adults with a learning disability

This article describes the evaluation of a group intervention designed to promote the improved recognition and positive management of emotions in adults with a mild to moderate learning disability. Outcomes assessed included self and carer-reports on measures of wellbeing, emotion recognition and management, and feedback on the group itself. The responses of service users and carers suggested that the 15-session intervention generally succeeded in helping service users to recognise and respond positively to their emotions, and the group was considered acceptable in its present form.

Learning Disability Practice. 19, 2, 16-26. doi: 10.7748/ldp.19.2.16.s21



Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 09 January 2016

Accepted: 27 January 2016