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Title: Reflecting on what ‘you said’ as a way of reintroducing difficult topics in child mental health assessments
Authors: Kiyimba, N.
O'Reilly, M.
First Published: 25-Mar-2017
Publisher: Wiley, Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
Citation: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2017
Abstract: Background: In child and adolescent mental health assessments questions are integral to the process. There has been limited research focused on the assessment process, or on how questions are constructed within this clinical environment. Methods: We examined 28 naturally-occurring initial assessments, with particular attention to how practitioners used questions in their communication with children and young people. We utilised conversation analysis to examine the data. Results: Analysis revealed a particular type of question preface used to reintroduce a prior topic. This was achieved through the use of ‘you said x’ as a foundation for asking a followup question and demonstrated active listening. Conclusions: Arguably, this approach is a useful way of gathering assessment-relevant information in a child-centred way.
DOI Link: 10.1111/camh.12215
ISSN: 1475-357X
eISSN: 1475-3588
Embargo on file until: 25-Mar-2018
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, Wiley, Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until 12 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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