I speak on IDD and mental health in the House of Lords in London, UK. I am a retired psychiatrist and psychodynamic psychotherapist and academic with more than 35 years experience working with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. I was a founder member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors 2014-17 and currently chair the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Child Protection, Pontifical Gregorian University Rome.

I am the Founder and Chair, Books Beyond Words:

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some publications:

Selected PUBLICATIONS relevant to sexuality and abuse (IN YEAR ORDER)
4. HOLLINS, S. and SINASON, V. (2000) Psychotherapy, Learning disabilities and Trauma: New Perspectives. British Journal of Psychiatry 176, 32-36.
5. *CARLSSON, B., HOLLINS, S., NILSSON, A. and SINASON, V. (2002) Preliminary Findings: An Anglo-Swedish Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Outcome Study using PORT and DMT. Tizard Learning Disability Review 7 (4), 39-48.
6. *SEQUEIRA, H. and HOLLINS, S. (2003) Clinical effects of sexual abuse on people with learning disability: Critical literature review. British Journal of Psychiatry 182: 13-19.
7. *SEQUEIRA, H., HOWLIN, P. and HOLLINS, S. (2003) Psychological disturbance associated with sexual abuse in people with learning disabilities: Case–control study. British Journal of Psychiatry 183: 451-456.

8. PARKES, G., MUKHERJEE, R., KARAGIANNI, E., PERISETTI, A., ATTAVAR, R., SINASON, V. and HOLLINS, S. (2004) Characteristics and outcomes of referrals to a psychotherapy service for people with intellectual disabilities. IASSID World Congress, 2004. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 48: 311.

11. HUBERT, J. and HOLLINS, S. (2006) Men with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour in long-stay NHS hospital care: qualitative study. British Journal of Psychiatry 188: 70-74.
12. *HUBERT, J., FLYNN, M., NICHOLLS, L. AND HOLLINS, S. (2007) ‘I don’t want to be the mother of a paedophile’: the perspectives of mothers whose adolescent sons with learning disabilities sexually offend. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 33 (3), 263-376.
13. *HUBERT, J. and HOLLINS, S. (2007) Ethnographic research in closed institutions: ethical issues. Research Ethics Review 3 (4), 122-126.
14. PARKES, G., MUKHERJEE, R., KARAGIANNI, E,. ATTAVAR, R., SINASON, S. and HOLLINS, S. (2007) Brief Report: Referrals to an Intellectual Disability Psychotherapy Service in an Inner City Catchment Area – A Retrospective Case Notes Study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 20, 373–378.

16. *HOLLINS,S., COLLINS,M. (2012) Healing a Wound at the Heart of Church and Society, Ch.2 in Toward Healing and Renewal, the 2012 symposium on the sexual abuse of minors, ed. Scicluna,C., Zollner, H., Ayotte, D. publ. Paulist Press (in 12 languages)

20. BOARDMAN, E., BERNAL, J., HOLLINS,S. (2014) Communicating with people with Intellectual Disabilities: a guide for general psychiatrists. APT 2014, 20:27-36. RCPsych Publications, London, UK. Access the most recent version at DOI: 10.1192/apt.bp.110.008664.

1. Hollins S, Carpenter B, Bradley E, Egerton J.(2017) Using wordless books to support clinical consultations,The Journal of Mental Health Training Education and Practice, Emerald. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/jmhtep-03-2017-0022
2. HOLLINS S., EGERTON J., CARPENTER B (2016) Book clubs for people with intellectual disabilities: the evidence and impact on wellbeing and community participation of reading wordless books. Advances in MHID 10: 275-283

2. Dowling S., Mantovani N, Hollins S. (2017) ‘I’ve had a wake-up call and his name is my son’ Developing aspiration and making positive choices – does government policy acknowledge young parents’ perspectives? Families, Relationships and Societies, available online: August 4, 2017: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/frs

21. Bradley E., Hollins S., Korossy M., Levitas A (2018) Adjustment disorder in disorders of intellectual development in Adjustment Disorder: From Controversy to Clinical Practice edited by Patricia Casey. Oxford University Press.

Non-Language dependent wordless books
BOOKS BEYOND WORDS (Series Editor: Sheila Hollins)
(All ‘Books Beyond Words’ are now published under the imprint of Books Beyond Words, London and are available in print and ebook formats (including some foreign language versions). http://www.booksbeyondwords.co.uk)
Selected titles
17. HOLLINS, S., HORROCKS, C., SINASON, V., KOPPER,L. (1998) I Can Get Through It. London: Books Beyond Words.
10. HOLLINS, S. and SINASON, V., WEBB,B. (2005 – first edition 1992) Jenny Speaks Out. London: Books Beyond Words.
11. HOLLINS, S., SINASON, V., WEBB,B. (2005- first edition 1992) Bob Tells All. London: Books Beyond Words, St George’s, University of London.
21. HOLLINS, S. and ROTH, T., WEBB,B. (1995) Making Friends. London: Books Beyond Words, St George’s, University of London.
22. HOLLINS, S. and ROTH, T., WEBB,B. (1994) Hug Me Touch Me. London: Books Beyond Words, St George’s, University of London.
23. HOLLINS, S., SINASON, V., BONIFACE, J., WEBB,B. (2016 – first edition1994) Going to Court. London: Books Beyond Words, St George’s, University of London.
2. HOLLINS, S., SCOTLAND, P., BLACKMAN,N., PERKS, A-M. (2015) Finding a Safe Place from Abuse. London: Books Beyond Words.
3. HOLLINS S., BARRETT, N., WEBB, B. (2014) Feeling Cross and Sorting it Out.London: Books Beyond Words.

4. HOLLINS, S., SCOTLAND, P., BLACKMAN, N., PERKS, A-M (2014) When Dad Hurts Mum. London: Books Beyond Words.
5. HOLLINS S., GIRAUD-SAUNDERS,A., RYAN,M., WEBB,B., RALLS,T. (2013) You’re in Prison. London: Books Beyond Words

6. BAILEY,H., UPTON, J., BRIGHTON,C. (2008) Loving Each Other Safely. London: Books Beyond Words.

7. HOLLINS, S., CURRAN,J., BANKS,R., WEBB,B. (2011) Ron’s Feeling Blue. London: Books Beyond Words

8. HOLLINS, S.,BANKS,R., WEBB,B. (2011) Sonia’s Feeling Sad. London: Books Beyond Words.

9. HOLLINS, S., STONE, K., SINASON, V., BRIGHTON,C. (2007) Supporting Victims. London: Books Beyond Words.

12. HOLLINS, S., HORROCKS, C., SINASON, V., KOPPER,L. (2002) Mugged. London: Books Beyond Words.

13. HOLLINS,S., DOWNER, J,. FARQUARSON, L., RAJI, O., KOPPER,L. (2016 – first edition 2002) Speaking Up for Myself. London: Books Beyond Words.

14. HOLLINS,S., FLYNN, M.,RUSSELL, P.,BRIGHTON,C. (2016 – first edition1991) George Gets Smart. London: Books Beyond Words.

15. HOLLINS,S., FLYNN, M. and RUSSELL, P., BRIGHTON,C. (2001) Susan’s Growing Up. London: Books Beyond Words.
16. HOLLINS, S., PEREZ, W. and ABDELNOOR, A., WEBB,B. (1999) Falling in Love. London: Books Beyond Words.
18. HOLLINS, S., BARNETT, S., WEBB,B. (2016 – first edition1997) Michelle Finds a Voice. London: Books Beyond Words.

19. HOLLINS, S., CLARE, I., MURPHY, G., WEBB,B. (2016 – first edition1996) You’re under Arrest. London: Books Beyond Words.

20. HOLLINS, S., MURPHY, G., CLARE, I., WEBB,B. (2016 – first edition1996) You’re on Trial. London: Books Beyond Words.

24. JOHNS, R., Hollins,S., JORDI, M. (2011) The HIV Test

25. JOHNS, R., Hollins,S., JORDI, M. (2013) Living with HIV