List of figures
List of tables
Volume 1. Assessment: A. The child
C. The family
G. This shouldn't happen!
Volume 2. Treatment: H. Orchestrating treatments
I. Specific treatments
Volume 3. Systems: P. The staff
Q. The organisation
U. Learning systems
V. Broader topics
Appendices: A. Base rates
B. Formal Bayes
C. Suggested reading
The Art of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is an engaging and authoritative account of the essential skills required to practice child and adolescent psychiatry for all those working in children's mental health, from trainees to experienced professionals in paediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy. The practical tasks of meeting the child and family, planning treatments, and working with colleagues are all covered, building on existing texts that mainly focus on diagnostic criteria, protocols, and laws. This book respects the evidence base, while also pointing out its limitations, and suggests ways in which to deal with these. Psychiatry is placed within broader frameworks including strategy, learning, management, philosophy, ethics, and interpersonal relations. With over 200 educational vignettes of the authors' vast experience in the field, the book is also highly illustrated. The Art of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is an indispensable guide to thoughtful practice in children's mental health.
- Organised by task, not diagnosis, making the book practical and accessible for everyday use, whilst discussing solving real-world challenges
- Engaging prose with witty and relevant cartoons appeals to readers
- An extensive index and cross-referencing system ensures readers can find what they need easily, and over 1,800 references provide a useful guide for further reading
- Over 200 vignettes from the authors' vast experience allow readers an insight into working in a multidisciplinary network
Jonathan Williams, Barnet CAMHS
Jonathan Williams is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, and an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Clinical Education and Health Psychology of University College London. He has worked as Honorary Consultant in Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and did research at the Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo.
Peter Hill, St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London
Peter Hill is an Emeritus Professor at the University of London and an Independent Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was foundation professor of child mental health in the University of London at St George's Hospital and has had numerous national and international roles including Chair of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and President of the European UEMS Specialist Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.