Faith based CBT for depression and anxiety: review highlights a lack of good quality evidence

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Alan Underwood considers a new systematic review and meta analysis, which highlights the lack of evidence for faith based CBT in treating people with depression or anxiety disorders.

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Characteristics of faith communities inclusive of people with learning disabilities identified in US survey

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The issue of faith and participation in faith communities for people with learning disabilities is not widely explored in the literature. In 2004, the foundation for people with learning disabilities published the report of a two-year action research project to develop and describe creative ideas for meeting people’s religious needs  and produced a good practice [read the full story…]

Study finds risk that spirituality of people with learning disabilities is being ignored

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This Scottish study set out to review the evidence on support for spirituality for people with learning disabilities, an area the author describes as relevant but neglected as a topic  and rarely addressed by healthcare professionals. The author met with a wide range of stakeholders including people with disabilities, local faith groups, service  managers, parents [read the full story…]