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  1. The reading list includes both essential and optional readings. Where it is indicated that a reading is essential, there will always be a link to the full text or, occasionally, a note explaining why such a link cannot be provided. Full text is not always provided for optional readings. Please be aware if a reading is essential or optional - and if you wish to find the full text of an optional reading not provided, please ask the AFC librarian for help.

  2. Friday October 6th 2017: Session 1: Introduction to the module and reflective practice: Bunsi Shah 7 items
    This session provides an introduction to the module and will help students to get an overall impression of both clinical skills I and clinical skills II. The students will be told about the CS I assessment process and what will be covered in the module. There will be an opportunity for students to discuss their own goals for the modules and what they hope to learn. Ground rules for the modules will be agreed and the safety of the learning environment will be stressed. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences to date and how to use the module to build on these. The session will also be used to think about students’ understanding of how to use the reflective log over the course of their clinical placements.
    1. Frameworks supporting reflective practice - J. Scaife

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading. Book also available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families library

    2. Moving towards safe uncertainty: The development of resilience and excitement in the future (unpublished paper) - J. Keeley 2009

      Document Optional Book also available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families library

    3. Relational risk-taking and the therapeutic relationship - B. Mason

      Chapter Optional Digitised reading. Book also available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

    4. Relational reflexivity: A tool for socially constructing therapeutic relationships. - J. Burnham

      Chapter Optional Book also available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

    5. Towards positions of safe uncertainty - Barry Mason 1993

      Article Optional Digitised reading

  3. Friday 13th October 2017: Session 2: Ethical practice with children and young people: Bunsi Shah 7 items
    Effective clinical practice needs to be underpinned by a strong ethical framework. This session will provide students with: a) Knowledge of confidentiality, consent and capacity guidance b) Skills in gaining informed consent to therapeutic work and information sharing c) Skills in communicating and implementing confidentiality policies
    1. Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines (NSPCC factsheet) - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 2012

      Webpage Essential

    2. 0-18 years: Guidance for all doctors - General Medical Council 2007

      Document Optional

  4. Friday 20th October 2017: Session 3: Risk assessment: Bunsi Shah 4 items
    Risk assessment is an integral aspect of clinical practice with children and adolescents. This session will focus on the different types of risks posed to children (by others and by themselves) and will provide practical ideas for undertaking risk assessment and management, , in particular in relation to deliberate self-harm.
    1. Recognising and treating self-harm - S. Walker

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading. Book also available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

  5. Friday 27th October 2017: Session 4: Recognising and addressing childism: Bunsi Shah 6 items
    Prejudice and discrimination is a common experience for children and can have significant implications for their emotional development and mental health.This session enables students to: a) Understand the nature of childism b) Appreciate the impact of childism on children's development. c) Develop skills to address childism in clinical practice
  6. Friday 3rd November 2017: Session 5: Skills for working with parents: Bunsi Shah 3 items
    Good child mental health exists within a context of positive relationships. The session will cover the contexts in which working with parents is indicated, for example when the parent’s own relationship, mental health or parenting skills are impacting on the well-being of the child. The session will also discuss examples of practical parenting interventions based on social learning and attachment theory.
    1. Mentalization as a frame for working with parents in child psychotherapy - Arietta Slade

      Chapter Essential We are unable to provide an electronic copy of this chapter. A photocopy will be supplied. Book available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

    2. Working with parents in child psychotherapy: Engaging reflective capacities - Arietta Slade

      Chapter Optional Book available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

  7. Friday 10th November 2017: Session 6: Anxiety in children with ASD: Ann Ozsivadjian 4 items
    This session develops students’ skills for helping children overcome high levels of anxiety. There is a focus on CBT skills, and adaptations for working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  8. Friday 17th November 2017: Session 7: Skills for working in Tier 4 CAMHS: Pippa Hembry 2 items
    Children and young people face particular challenges when admitted to in-patient units. This session will explore some of the reasons that adolescents are treated on units and the different therapeutic approaches that are used in these settings. Some ethical and professional issues (such as risk assessment) are also considered.
    1. The trap: Self-harm and young people in foster care and residential settings - V. Norris, M. Maher

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading. Book also available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

    2. The use of formulation in inpatient settings - F. Kennedy

      Chapter Optional

  9. Friday 24th November 2017: Session 8: Anger and aggression: Bunsi Shah 5 items
    Regulating anger and aggression is an important life skill which children learn in a variety of ways. This session will focus on ways to help children (and their carers) understand the meaning of anger and aggression and facilitate ways of managing these experiences in creative, rather than destructive ways. The session will be used to think about clinical conditions with associated features of anger and aggression, such as conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.
    1. Where the wild things are: Tantrums and behaviour problems in two under-fives boys - C. Urwin 2008

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading. Book also available in the Anna Freud Centre library

    2. A non-violent resistance approach with children in distress: a guide for parents and professionals - C. Avraham-Krehwinkel, D. Aldridge 2010

      Book Optional Book available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

    3. Troubled families - problem children: Working with parents : A collaborative process - C. Webster-Stratton, M. Herbert 1995

      Book Optional Book available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

  10. Friday 1st December 2017: Session 9: Working with primary school aged children: Bunsi Shah 4 items
    1. Playful communication in family therapy - J. Freeman, D. Epston, D. Lobovits

      Chapter Essential Book available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

    2. Getting to know the child apart from the problem - J. Freeman, D. Epston, D. Lobovits

      Chapter Optional Book available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

    3. Thinning the plot, thickening the counterplot - J. Freeman, D. Epston, D. Lobovits

      Chapter Optional Book available in the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and families library

    4. Child-focused practice: A collaborative systemic approach - J. Wilson 1998

      Book Optional

  11. Friday 8th December 2017: Session 10: Working with adolescents: Bunsi Shah 2 items
    Adolescence will be considered as a time of transition, with associated opportunities and challenges. The session will address some of the practical issues of working with adolescents as well as ways to use skills from positive psychology in supporting them during this developmental stage.
    1. From vulnerability to skillfulness : Leisure and positive intervention in therapy with adolescents - T. Freire

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading. Book also available in the Anna Freud Centre library

    2. Adolescence and beyond : Twelve years onwards - S. Bailey

      Chapter Optional Digitised reading. Book also available in the Anna Freud Centre library

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