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Reflecting on what ‘you said’ as a way of reintroducing difficult topics in child mental health assessments
journal contributionposted on 2017-01-06, 16:15 authored by N. Kiyimba, M. O'Reilly
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.
CitationChild and Adolescent Mental Health, 2017
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/MBSP Non-Medical Departments/Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
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