Consultation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Consultation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services


Edited by Angela Southall, Foreword by Derek Steinberg


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  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 16mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1857758005
  • ISBN 13: 9781857758009
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: 1st New edition
  • Sales rank: 1,522,559

Product description

Consultation between professionals can help individuals and services both in terms of skills development and inter-professional relationships reducing the need for cross referrals and patient waiting. It enables existing skills and expertise to be spread widely whilst contributing to a more thoughtful culture in mental health. This book describes consultation between practitioners in child and adolescent mental health services as a way of addressing needs and co-developing skills. Each chapter looks in detail at real life examples of consultation work across different settings and in different contexts providing the reader with a genuine flavour of the work and the benefits it can bring. Training service and organisational issues are also raised highlighting the importance of new thinking about consultation and its position with regard to service structure and delivery. Consultation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services supports the National Service Framework for Children and will appeal to practitioners and managers alike. It will motivate health and social care professionals involved in children's mental health services and also non-specialist providers including primary care social services volunteers and the education sector. 'Every so often a book comes along which makes a difference to thinking and practice and I think this is one of them. Angela Southall and her collaborators have produced a book which with its clarity and its nice balance between principles and practicalities is well placed to give the subject the significant step forward it deserves in child and adolescent mental health and in wider aspects of healthcare too.' Derek Steinberg in the Foreword

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Table of contents

Good practice: consultation to a primary care team; Child mental health consultation in primary care. The developing role of the primary mental health worker (PMHW); A psychodynamic approach to consultation within two contrasting school settings; Consultation: a solution focused approach; Social services consultation; Affirmation not treatment: consultation to women whose children have been sexually abused; Consultation in community child and adolescent mental health services; Consultation in paediatric psychology; Consulting with young offending teams; Mental health provision through consultation to a local authority secure children's home; Teaching consultation skills: the manager as consultant; A new approach to consultation.