Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Evaluating family therapy in a child and adolescent mental health service

  • Ian Partridge (a1), Carol Redmond (a1), Chris Williams (a1), Jennie Black (a1) and Greg Richardson (a1)...
Abstract
Aims and method

Within a mental health service for children and their families a range of treatment options should be offered. We discuss the organisation of family therapy as one mode of treatment within a generic child and adolescent mental health service. It is based upon a review of all referrals during a 12-month period (April 1997–March 1998).

Results

This review showed a high rate of non-attendance for first appointments, that the family therapy offered an effective forum for assessment and that a brief focused model of intervention could be effective within a generic service.

Clinical implications

This review has lead us to modify our deployment of family therapy as a treatment option: this modification has implications in terms of resource utilisation and of the clinical use of family therapy.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Evaluating family therapy in a child and adolescent mental health service
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Evaluating family therapy in a child and adolescent mental health service
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Evaluating family therapy in a child and adolescent mental health service
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
Correspondence
References
Hide All
Cottrell, D., Hill, P., Walk, D., et al (1988) Factors influencing non-attendance at child psychiatry outpatient appointments. British Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 201 204.
de Shazer, S. (1985) Keys to Solutions in Brie/Therapy. New York: Norton.
de Shazer, S. (1988) Clues: Investigating Solutions in Brief Therapy. New York: Norton.
Lask, B. (1987) Family therapy. British Medical Journal 294, 203 204.
Mason, R., Watts, E. & Hewison, J. (1995) Parental expectations of a child and adolescent psychiatric out-patient service. ACPP Review & Newsletter, 17, 313 322.
Minuchin, S. (1974) Families and Family Therapy. London: SSP.
NHS Health Advisory Service (1995) Together We Stand: The Commissioning, Role and Management of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (eds Williams, R. & Richardson, G.). London: HMSO.
Roberts, S. & Partridge, I. (1998) Allocation of referrals within a child and adolescent mental health service. Psychiatric Bulletin, 22, 487 489.
Skynner, A. C. R. (1976) One Flesh: Seperate Persons. London: Constable.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 4 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 11 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 16th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Evaluating family therapy in a child and adolescent mental health service

  • Ian Partridge (a1), Carol Redmond (a1), Chris Williams (a1), Jennie Black (a1) and Greg Richardson (a1)...
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *