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By Katharina Manassis MD FRCPC

ISBN-10: 1462515606

ISBN-13: 9781462515608

hugely useful and obtainable, this booklet indicates how you can synthesize complicated information regarding baby and adolescent psychological illnesses into clinically important, dynamic case formulations. options and instruments are supplied for interpreting the organic, mental, social, cultural, non secular, and developmental elements which may be contributing to the problems of consumers a long time 4-18. a number of case examples illustrate the stairs in crafting a complete formula and utilizing it to plot potent, individualized remedy. ideas for overcoming usually encountered pitfalls in case formula are highlighted throughout.

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Moreover, the parent often brings the child to the practitioner with certain unspoken expectations. These expectations may or may not coincide with the practitioner’s formulation and treatment expectations. One common expectation is that, similar to a family doctor, the mental health practitioner will diagnose a problem within the child, and the solution to the problem will be something that the mental health practitioner does to or with the child. Even though they rarely say so, these parents are thinking, “Here’s my child, Doc.

Alternatively, a detailed teacher report may be helpful in challenging parents who minimize their children’s difficulties. It is also often useful to investigate whether a child has had a recent physical examination by a pediatrician or family doctor. Undiagnosed physical illnesses sometimes contribute to or even cause mental health problems, an issue that is detailed further in Chapter 3. For example, children or adolescents who are anemic, have low thyroid levels, or have recently contracted infectious mononucleosis may present with symptoms of depression.

Parental disagreements about the nature of children’s problems are often a clue to other types of family conflict. Therefore, it would have been helpful to interview Malcolm alone and ask him about how people in his family get along. The practitioner also could have made an effort to reach Malcolm’s father and obtain his perspective on the family. It is even possible that most of Malcolm’s symptoms relate to worry about his conflicted family or (in the case of child abuse or domestic violence) traumatic memories affecting his ability to attend at school.

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