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ERIC Number: EJ922425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
A Pilot Study Evaluating Care Staffs' Perceptions of Their Experience of Psychological Consultation within a Mental Health Setting
Evans, Kathryn; Law, Heather; Turner, Roisin Elizabeth; Rogers, Andrew; Cohen, Keren
Child Care in Practice, v17 n2 p205-219 2011
The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of a mental health consultation process provided to staff working in residential care settings for young people. Using a semi-structured interview approach, qualitative information was gathered from six participants about their experiences of the consultation. A thematic analysis of the interviews generated four key themes, which appear to reflect the different stages of consultation. These included: initiating consultation; building the consultative relationship; overcoming obstacles; and seeing the value of consultation. These themes, along with prevalent sub-themes, are discussed with reference to the effectiveness of the consultation process and the implications for use of psychological consultation in clinical practice. Implications for future practice include providing information to potential consultees before the consultation process, being accessible informally to the consultee and adopting a variety of approaches based on the consultee's needs. The limitations of this study and recommendations for future research are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)