Title

Perceptions of the Role of Occupational Therapy in Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Routledge

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences

RAS ID

20350

Comments

Originally published as: Henderson, P., Batten, R., Richmond, J. (2015). Perceptions of the Role of Occupational Therapy in Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 31(2), 155-167. Available here.

Abstract

The role of occupational therapy in community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) multidisciplinary teams is not well documented. This qualitative study investigated the perception of occupational therapy practice held by community CAMHS workers in the Perth, Australia, metropolitan region. Eight mental health community CAMHS professionals took part in semi-structured interviews. Three themes emerged which included team membership, the nature of the work, and the team and occupational therapy. This article focuses on the third theme. Findings suggest a limited understanding of the scope of occupational therapy practice. Implications for occupational therapy in CAMHS are discussed.

DOI

10.1080/0164212X.2015.1035475

Access Rights

Not open access