Intellectual Disability Applied Psychology

The Intellectual Disability Applied Psychology Service clinical provision consists of a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Psychologist.

The Service will sometimes have Assistant Psychologists and trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement.

What We Do

The Service is open to people of all ages with Intellectual Disabilities. We work closely with all regional health and social care teams, including in-patients, out-of-region teams, and legal services for people with Intellectual Disabilities. We aim to be easy to access and locally available. The services we offer include:

  • Assessment, Consultation and Highly Specialist Intervention for psychological aspects of:
  • Child development (e.g. Global Developmental Delay)
  • Memory and Intellectual Function
  • Social Adaptive Behaviour
  • Neuro-Developmental Disorders (e.g. Autism)
  • Older Adults with Intellectual Disability
  • Dementia in people with Intellectual Disability
  • Social and Sexual Understanding
  • Mental Capacity
  • Child Protection Issues
  • Adult Support and Protection Issues
  • Public Protection Issues
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Relationship problems
  • Emotional problems
  • Legal Issues

This work can be completed through:

  • Direct Client Work
  • Advice to Parents, Carers and Professionals
  • Training on Psychological Issues

We are also involved in service development work.

Referral Information

We have an open referral system and receive referrals from any source, including self referrals. Referrals should be sent to:

Bruce Kidd, 
Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist, 
Head of Intellectual Disability Applied Psychology, 

Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Bankend Road
Dumfries DG1 4AP

Tel. 01387 244 244

Contact us

Bruce Kidd, Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist, Head of Intellectual Disability Applied Psychology Service. 
Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Bankend Road
Dumfries DG1 4AP

Tel. 01387 244244
Open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, for enquiries.