Depression can affect the lives of all persons and can have especially profound implications on those with cognitive limitations; however, depression need not be an insurmountable roadblock to employment for persons with intellectual disabilities. Cognitive interventions - such as life story approach, socio-cognitive, and rational emotive behavior therapy-can be effective for litigating problems with depression among those with cognitive limitation including employment-related barriers due to depression. This article reviews how counselors can use cognitive interventions' behavioral and cognitive components to assist those with intellectual disabilities with depression.
Diallo, A., Saladin, S. P., Groomes, D. A. G., Fischer, J., & Hansmann, S. (2013). Conceptualizing the Use of Cognitive Interventions Among Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Who Experience Depression. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 44(4), 3–9. https://doi.org/10.1891/0047-2184.108.40.206