Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Manual of Clinical Practice and Consultation

Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Manual of Clinical Practice and Consultation

by Theodore A. Petti
     
 

Child psychiatrists and psychologists, clinical nurses, social workers, and other mental health practitioners working in the public sector -- where limited funds, poverty, social environments, and bureaucracy add to the daily challenges -- can now turn to Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for approaches and insights to make their work easier and more

Overview

Child psychiatrists and psychologists, clinical nurses, social workers, and other mental health practitioners working in the public sector -- where limited funds, poverty, social environments, and bureaucracy add to the daily challenges -- can now turn to Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for approaches and insights to make their work easier and more productive.Twenty chapters are divided into four main sections, where 31 seasoned clinicians and administrators detail the most useful tasks, strategies, and tactics for child and family-focused community mental health professionals: • Multiple facets of public sector agency work with or consultation to community agencies from the major mental health disciplines employed in community settings, differentiating roles and responsibilities and detailing consultation phases, including pitfalls• Basic community practice principles and issues commonly faced by public sector professionals, including particular types of agencies and differences between rural and urban practice• Contemporary concerns about the impact of a managed care or cost-cutting environment on service delivery, including reimbursement, differentiating consultation from direct service, and the location of a system of care• Descriptions of the setting or activity of each community agency, including the qualifications that allow the professional or trainee to enter and work in that system• Practicalities of clinical practice or consultation or both in community settings in the current service environment• Questions -- from differing perspectives -- that mental health care practitioners must consider before consulting to or assuming a staff or administrative position in a community agency, different types of demands -- and discussion of/for each role

Managed care has forever altered the service system landscape of mental health care in both the private and public sectors. Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides insight into the public system of care and the requisite tools to manage the rapidly changing clinical, political, and administrative landscape.

As a resource guide to the profession, Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry emphasizes the practical necessities of child psychiatrists and other professionals working with mentally ill youngsters and their families in the practice of community psychiatry and public mental health. Trainees, practitioners, and administrators alike will welcome this indispensable road-map to a higher level of practice in community settings.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Regina Rosa Lopez, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a manual for both clinical practice and consultation in the community setting. The editors note that this is not a textbook. In general, the book provides clinically relevant information for those professionals practicing in this setting.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a guide for those working in community settings. It is intended to provide a road map to a higher level of practice in these settings. These are worthy objectives because oftentimes those who end up practicing in these settings have had little if any formal training. The editors meet their basic objectives.
Audience: The book is written for child psychiatrists, child psychologists, clinical nurses, social workers, and other mental health practitioners working in community settings. The contributors have different educational backgrounds, and have served different roles in various community settings. The information encompasses these different perspectives.
Features: The book covers the basic principles of community child and adolescent psychiatry, including the historical, political, fiscal, social, legal, and administrative aspects. It further applies these principles to the particular agencies. Also, it defines the different mental health professionals' roles in these settings.
Assessment: The case examples illustrated well how the information could be clinically applied. I liked the use of the different role perspectives, but some of the chapters, such as those on legal issues, did not adequately cover the topic. The information seemed too basic for some of the targeted audience. Also, it is sometimes unclear how the suggested readings would further contribute to one's understanding or knowledge. Finally, the figures were not helpful. This book might be helpful to those wanting to work in a community setting and it might offer some additional insight to those who have already had formal training in these settings. However, I think clinical experience is almost always more educational.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585626694
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/03/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

PsycCRITIQUES

The strengths of this book will appeal to any professional engaged in community-based mental health services for children and youth.... The emphasis on consultation is the greatest asset of the manual.

From the Publisher

The editors bring to bear enormous experience in community and adolescent psychiatry. The manual is exemplary in the scope of coverage in relation to contexts (ethical, legal, public), roles of multiple professionals, and the diverse community settings in which clinical practice and mental health are addressed.

American Psychiatric Publishing

The settings in which children are seen the scope of their impairment, and the breadth of their needs are superbly covered in this book. The manual will facilitate delivery and integration of across settings and types and levels of care. In an age of evidence-based treatment, insufficient attention is accorded the complexity of delivering services within and across agencies and the necessity to weave a plan that is feasible, effective, and sensitive to the many parties and clinical issues involved.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Meet the Author

Theodore A. Petti, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University Behavioral Health Care/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Carlos Salguero, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.P.A., is Medical Director of the Village for Families and Children in Hartford, Connecticut and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut.

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