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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook, 2nd Edition


This book details the methods of developing a structure and strategy for pring child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

It explains in straightforward operational terms the principles and practicalities of how to deliver services for many different client groups and in many different settings.

Considerably updated in the light of recent government policy.

Relates strategies to the six principles of CAMHS provision: accessibility; multidisciplinary approaches; comprehensiveness; integration; development and change; and accountability.

This second edition has been considerably updated in the light of recent government policy and expanded with many additional chapters by authors specialist in their field.


Primarily for those responsible for commissioning and pring CAMHS.

Secondarily, for anyone working in CAMHS, whether psychiatrist or of related healthcare professions.

Related title

Developing Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Toolkit for Clinicians, ISBN 978 1 904671 61 9, from 2009.

RCPsych Publications is the arm of the College of Psychiatrists (based in London, United Kingdom), which has been promoting excellence in mental health care since 1841. Produced by the same editorial team who publish The British Journal of Psychiatry, they sell books for both psychiatrists and other mental health professionals; and also many written for the general public. Their popular series include the College Seminars Series, the NICE mental health guidelines and the Books Beyond Words series for people with intellectual disabilities.

RCPsych publishes in all areas of psychiatry and mental health, including but not limited to:
Clinical psychiatric practice
Intellectual disability
Mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly
Rehabilitation psychiatry
Family mental health
Service provision

RCPsych Publications books can help with the following disorders: 
Affective disorders 
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 
Borderline personality disorder
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 
Eating disorders
Perinatal psychiatric disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
Sleep problems

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