Case Studies in Child Psychiatry: Learning from Our Patients
This book presents and explores a number of case studies seminal in the author’s learning of therapy with seriously ill young people and their families. It spans a lifelong process of learning the art and science of child, adolescent and family therapy.
It proposes that, through a lengthy career in child and family psychiatry, a therapist’s patients contribute to, and influence, their body of knowledge and experience. In particular, there is a focus on suicidal young people and the therapeutic process that led to their successful recovery.
Professor Graham Martin, OAM, MD, MBBS, FRANZCP, DPM, is a retired clinician, academic, researcher and media commentator, dedicated to suicide prevention since 1987. He served as a member of the Australian Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy and Evaluation Working Group (1994-99), and the writing team for the Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy (2000 and 2007). A member of the National Advisory Council for Suicide Prevention, he also worked as a National Advisor to the Australian Government (2009-13). A Life Member and former Chairman of Suicide Prevention Australia, he was awarded the ‘Lifetime Contribution to Suicide Prevention Research’ in 2008, and the ‘Lifetime Contribution to Suicide Prevention’ in 2014. He has published over 200 collaborative scientific papers, chapters, and editorials, as well as 60 books, reports, and teaching manuals.
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