Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health: Guidelines for the New Consultant offers a practical guide for professionals working `indirectly' with clients through consultation with staff. As resources become more scarce in public services and a greater number of people seek mental health interventions, professionals are increasingly called upon to consult with practitioners who conduct face-to-face work with clients. This book provides an essential guide for those who are interested in developing their consultation competence.
This book introduces the reader to the principles of a collaborative approach to consultation with practitioners, teams and agencies working in health, education, social care and mental health. The book takes the reader step-by-step through the collaborative consultation process, from preparing and setting up the context for consultation through to communicating effectively to build cooperative partnerships, and evaluating consultation outcomes. Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health guides the consultant in how to apply and develop these principles and practices within group consultation and also addresses common dilemmas and challenges consultants encounter.
Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health will appeal to both new and experienced consultants working with adults, children, older people, people with intellectual disabilities and families across a range of contexts.
Glenda Fredman is a clinical psychologist, systemic psychotherapist, consultant, trainer and supervisor. She contributes to a number of national public services and international organisations. Andia Papadopoulou is a clinical psychologist, manager, supervisor, consultant and practice tutor at the Islington Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and the Anna Freud Centre. Emma Worwood is a clinical psychologist, manager, supervisor and consultant at the Islington Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
Contents List of figures, exercises and guides Foreword RUDI DALLOS Acknowledgements List of contributors Introduction: Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health GLENDA FREDMAN, ANDIA PAPADOPOULOU AND EMMA WORWOOD PART 1 Guiding principles and practices for collaborative consultation Principles and practices for getting started with consultation in mental health VICTORIA MATTISON AND GLENDA FREDMAN Collaborative Consultation: moving with consultees towards new possibilities ANDIA PAPADOPOULOU AND GLENDA FREDMAN An appreciative approach to consultation: bringing forth the best in people NICOLA WEBB AND GLENDA FREDMAN Consultation in contexts of ending and transition: when teams change or people leave EMMA WORWOOD Evaluating Collaborative Consultation EMMA WORWOOD AND GLENDA FREDMAN PART 2 Extending consultation practices Working with the group as a resource to the consultation process GLENDA FREDMAN AND ANDIA PAPADOPOULOU Working with two consultants: reflecting conversations to create new ways to go on in staff consultation SELMA RIKBERG SMYLY AND SARAH COLES Playing with perspectives to invite wonder and curiosity: consultation with staff supporting people with intellectual disabilities JOEL PARKER Working at different levels of context in consultation: a framework informing our practice with staff teams ELEANOR MARTIN, ALISON MILTON AND GLENDA FREDMAN After Words: Collaboration: Bridging Possibilities in Mental Health Consultation SHEILA MCNAMEE Index