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This subject examines some of the key foundations of youth mental health clinical practice, including assessment, engagement and case formulation. It explores a variety of frameworks and provides an overview of the concept of youth friendliness, which is pervasive throughout all youth mental health clinical practice and service level delivery.
The content includes:
- Fundamental principles and strategies underlying youth friendly practice
- Key assessment frameworks for young people
- Introduction to conducting risk assessments
- Introduction to case formulation and shared explanatory models
- Assessing the needs of families and primary carers
- Ethical and legal considerations in youth mental health practice
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of this subject students should be able to:
- Optimise engagement with young people and their families.
- Develop a framework for the assessment of the needs of families of young people experiencing mental ill-health.
- Describe the ethical and legal considerations in youth mental health practice
- Perform a biopsychosocial assessment of the young person and their family, integrating developmental and cultural perspectives.
- Conduct assessments and develop formulations within the context of an assessment process that facilitates a collaborative relationship with young people.
Participation in this subject will enhance students’:
- Capacity to translate knowledge into practice
- Critical and analytical thinking skills
- Problem solving skills
- Written communication skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to find, evaluate and use relevant information
- Capacity for logical and independent thought
Last updated: 2 July 2020