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Introduction

Toby is a young man with a diagnosis of learning disability and autism, who was referred to the psychology service for help with his challenging behaviour. He wrote this poem after a clinical psychology trainee worked with him on his life story and helped him understand the nature of his condition and his feelings. But how did this come about? What was the process by which he was assessed and a decision made as to the type of intervention that might be helpful to him?