"Why are you here?" Seeking children's accounts of their presentation to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

@article{Stafford2016WhyAY,
  title={"Why are you here?" Seeking children's accounts of their presentation to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).},
  author={Victoria Stafford and Ian Hutchby and Khalid Karim and Michelle O'Reilly},
  journal={Clinical child psychology and psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={3-18}
}
The area of child mental health has a developing evidence base, with much of this focused on outcomes and a growing recognition for the value of process research. Despite this growth, however, there has still been little work conducted on first assessments in spite of their importance in establishing therapeutic rapport and engagement with services. We explore naturally occurring first assessments in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to explore the beliefs that children hold… CONTINUE READING