A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-Line Professionals (2nd Revised edition)

A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-Line Professionals (2nd Revised edition)

By: Clay Frake (author), Nisha Dogra (author), Fiona Gale (author), Andrew Parkin (author), Panos Vostanis (foreword_author)Paperback

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This fully updated edition of A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals is an accessible introduction to child mental health, covering the nature, prevalence, treatment and management of mental health problems in children and young people. The authors explore issues such as assessing and meeting the mental health needs of young people, specific mental health problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties, and legal aspects of working with child mental health. They also assess diversity issues as an integral part of practice, and highlight practice issues for readers. The book contains illustrative case studies and self-directed exercises, and outlines the services available to children with mental health problems. This second edition also includes additional material on working with culture and diversity, plus the latest clinical guidelines and current medication. This handbook is an invaluable resource for students, trainers and professionals working with children with mental health problems in a medical and non-medical environment as well as parents wanting to know more about the subject.

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About Author

Nisha Dogra, BM, DCH, MRCPsych, MA, PhD is Senior Clinical Lecturer in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Leicester. Her research interests include diversity training and implications for practice, audit and service development and the relationship between policy and practice. Her clinical interests include working with adolescents and family therapy. Andrew Parkin MRCPsych, PGCert PubHealth (Forensic Psychiatry), BM, BS BMedSci (Hons), PhD is a child psychiatrist in New Zealand. His interests include looked-after children, youth forensic psychiatry, child development, clinical audit, service development and training for professionals across agencies. Fiona Gale RMN, BSc(Hons), ENB 603 Higher Award, MA, PhD is Regional CAMHS Programme Lead (East Midlands), National CAMHS Support Service and Senior Visiting Fellow in child mental health, Centre for Clinical and Academic Workforce Innovation (CCAWI), University of Lincoln. Her research interests include children and families' perceptions of stigma and mental health; child mental health services in secure settings and the role of child primary mental health workers. Clay Frake RMN, MSc is a senior clinical nurse specialist at Leicestershire Child and Mental Health Services, and is also a UKCP registered family therapist. His interests include eating disorders, adolescents with depression and the inclusion of fathers in the therapeutic process.


Part I. Defining and meeting the mental health needs of children and young people. 1. Defining mental health. 2. Meeting the mental health needs of young people. 3. Assessing the mental health of young people. Part II. Child and family development. 4. Child and adolescent development. 5. Family development. Part III. Factors that influence mental health. 6. What causes mental health problems in young people? 7. Protective and adverse factors. Part IV. Specific mental health problems of childhood and adolescence. 8. Emotional problems. 9. Behavioural problems. 10. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 11. Learning disability and developmental problems. 12. Major mental disorders. Part V Management strategies. 13. Basic interventions with applicability in primary care settings. 14. Specialist interventions. Part VI. Medico-legal aspects of child mental health. 15. Legislation relevant to young people and mental health. Part VII. Exercise and case study solutions. 16. Exercise and case studies solutions. References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781843106449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 295
  • ID: 9781843106449
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 1843106442
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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