This is a recording of the live event 30 November 2020
Session 3 — 30 November 16.00 to 17.15
Sex and Relationships Education for Young People and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
The session will introduce you to some research we carried out to investigate how experts working in this area thought sex and relationship education needed to be adapted for people with learning disabilities and autism. We will present some of the areas where there was agreement about the focus of these adaptions and how they can be made in practice. Then we will give some consideration to the impact of the Covid virus, and how this might impact on practice in this area. Finally, there will be some time to ask any questions you may have.
Professor Burns is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Professor Burns has worked as a clinical psychologist with people with intellectual disabilities in the NHS and has carried out research in this area throughout her career. Prof Burns has previously been the programme Director for the Salomons Institute Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has contributed to the development of the profession in the UK.
Kelly is a Clinical Psychologist who completed her clinical psychology doctoral training at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, in 2017. Her doctoral thesis focused on how sex and relationships education can be adapted for people with both intellectual disabilities and autism. She has worked in various NHS services for both children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism, and more recently in perinatal mental health services. Her interests in the areas of intellectual disabilities and autism relate to sexuality, relationships and positive behaviour support.
Sophie is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years NHS experience working with people with learning disability and their supporters. Additional training in Non-Violent Resistance, Systemic practice and Intensive Interaction. Experience of project management, supervision and leadership.
Currently Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Editor of The Bulletin.