Child and Adolescent Mental Health
The key theory and model that underpin the entire book are: Self Determination Theory (SDT) and The Synthesis of Child Occupational Performance and Environment-In Time (SCOPE-IT)... Many practitioners may have used principles of the SDT and SCOPE-IT without knowing it. Both the theory and model are explained in great detail with clear references to research and best practice. The book will help practitioners look afresh at key factors in creating and working in a therapeutic relationship.
The book is excellently laid out and highly accessible. Theory, practice, personal experience and referencing is seamlessly interwoven...This book for professionals who work therapeutically with children and their families. It is especially useful for those who are looking to extend their skills to take account of the diversity of both the nature of their work and their client groups, and to consider perhaps a different framework for the evaluation of their interventions and reflections of their practice.
Professor Alan Hayes, Director of the Australian Institute for Family Studies
I congratulate the editors and their authors on producing an impressive, timely volume that addresses a key set of challenges confronting clinicians. They skilfully highlight the motivational factors that do make a difference to outcome...I found myself captive to the "flow" of ideas fuelling my intrinsic motivation to read on! I am confident that others will be similarly captured!
Professor Amanda Kirby, The Dyscovery Centre, University of Wales
This book is a breath of fresh air, bringing together concepts grounded in motivational research but clearly demonstrating how they can be used by the practitioner in everyday practice. It should be a standard text for all therapists who want to ensure that the child's views and goals are always at the centre of interventional approaches.