Psychiatric Clinical Skills is a practical guide to engaging and assessing people who have mental health problems. Written by a team of experienced clinicians, it focuses on “what to ask” and “how to ask”and covers a wide spectrum of clinical problems and settings. It includes a chapter written from the perspective of people who live with mental health problems.
As well as covering the full range of mental health disorders, the guide includes informaition about:
- culture competence
- assessment of children, adolescents and older adults
- assessment of families
- use of standardized rating scales
Each chapters includes easy-to-use features such as clinical vignettes, chapter overviews and key-point summaries.