This session is aimed at more experienced/specialist users. Structured behavioural observations are used by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) clinicians to inform assessments, treatment planning and review of treatment progress. This session serves to describe when they are used and for what purpose.
This session is aimed at more experienced/specialist users and helps practitioners understand the nature of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how it is diagnosed and treated. It highlights the need for empathy during the first assessment interview and in subsequent therapy. It also describes specific theory-based therapy components that have been shown to be effective.
This session is aimed at a universal audience and builds on the school entry health assessment in session: Surveillance and Health Promotion (411-004). It focuses on the care plan development necessary for children with identified additional health and social needs (Universal Plus and Universal Partnership Plus) following a more in-depth, holistic assessment of the child within the family and analysis of all the information about the child.
This session is aimed at a specialist audience: trainee and practising counsellors. It covers the key principles of risk assessment and how they might successfully be employed in counselling with children and young people.
This session is aimed at a universal audience and covers organising knowledge about a child or young person in ways that lead to identification of factors amenable to change and hence guide intervention.
This session is aimed at a universal audience and gives an overview of common emotional and behavioural presentations in children in primary school (5 to 11 years old). It offers guidelines to assess and address parental concerns. We discuss symptoms that suggest there may be important underlying problems (‘alarm bells’) and provide guidance for when you identify these problems.
This session is aimed at a universal audience and provides an overview of common presentations in children under five and guidelines for assessing the child and family. Symptoms suggestive of a significant underlying problem (‘alarm bells’) will be discussed, and treatment strategies will be described.
This session is aimed at more experienced users and is designed to help practitioners recognise and put into practice the key elements of a thorough diagnostic assessment when working with children and young people.
This session is aimed at more experienced/specialist users and outlines how clinicians can make sense of parenting difficulties, in terms of how they initially develop and how parent-child interactions and other factors may keep the problems going.
This session is aimed at more experieced/specialist users and is the first of two sessions designed to act as a clinically orientated bridge between more universal and general work to more targeted and specialist work in specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).