Psychiatric practice with “high risk” adolescents and their families: working with coercion, medication and hospitalization

Kristof Mikes-Liu, Ben Ong

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We work in the public mental health sector in Australia, across two different settings: a specialist adolescent in-patient hospital setting; and an assertive community based team that aims to provide local treatment to children and adolescents and their families. In both settings, adolescents can come to clinical attention with problems such as suicidal behaviours, aggression and psychosis. There is often also significant psychosocial adversity and family disruption. It can be challenging to know how to apply collaborative and dialogical principles to these contexts, where there are social and institutional pressures that can seem to push teams toward adopting more coercive practices.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference for Dialogical Practices 2015 - Kristiansand, Norway
Duration: 23 Sept 201525 Sept 2015
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceInternational Conference for Dialogical Practices 2015

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