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Parent discussion groups in a Psychiatric Clinic

Parent discussion groups in a Psychiatric Clinic Fo~ II PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPS IN A PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC Jom~ Amo~ THIs .~TICL~ O~ THE DEVELOV~.aWr of a group discussion programme for parents of children attending the Observatory Psychiatric Clinic, Mental Hygiene Authority of Victoria. The Observatory Clinic offers out-patient psychiatric services to adults and children. The first venture began in 1953 and was continued in 1954. A general invitation was sent to mothers of children who had attended the Clinic durin$ the preceding year or so. The mothers were invited to come to a series ot meetings on some aspect of child care, such as emotional problems in school learning. Each meeting began with the screening of a film appropriate to the topic, followed by a talk by a staff member. Before question time the Chairman would suggest that discussion should be related to general aspects of child behaviour, rather than to individual problems. Nevertheless, discussion would soon centre on individual problems such as, "What can you do when the father is not interested in the children's schooling ?" Also, discussion would move away from the topic into other areas, as when a mother would raise a ~uestion about some other aspect of her child's behaviour. Several times http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Journal of Social Work Taylor & Francis

Parent discussion groups in a Psychiatric Clinic

Australian Journal of Social Work , Volume 11 (1): 4 – Jun 1, 1958

Parent discussion groups in a Psychiatric Clinic

Australian Journal of Social Work , Volume 11 (1): 4 – Jun 1, 1958

Abstract

Fo~ II PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPS IN A PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC Jom~ Amo~ THIs .~TICL~ O~ THE DEVELOV~.aWr of a group discussion programme for parents of children attending the Observatory Psychiatric Clinic, Mental Hygiene Authority of Victoria. The Observatory Clinic offers out-patient psychiatric services to adults and children. The first venture began in 1953 and was continued in 1954. A general invitation was sent to mothers of children who had attended the Clinic durin$ the preceding year or so. The mothers were invited to come to a series ot meetings on some aspect of child care, such as emotional problems in school learning. Each meeting began with the screening of a film appropriate to the topic, followed by a talk by a staff member. Before question time the Chairman would suggest that discussion should be related to general aspects of child behaviour, rather than to individual problems. Nevertheless, discussion would soon centre on individual problems such as, "What can you do when the father is not interested in the children's schooling ?" Also, discussion would move away from the topic into other areas, as when a mother would raise a ~uestion about some other aspect of her child's behaviour. Several times

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Taylor & Francis
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0004-9565
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10.1080/03124075808522405
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Abstract

Fo~ II PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPS IN A PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC Jom~ Amo~ THIs .~TICL~ O~ THE DEVELOV~.aWr of a group discussion programme for parents of children attending the Observatory Psychiatric Clinic, Mental Hygiene Authority of Victoria. The Observatory Clinic offers out-patient psychiatric services to adults and children. The first venture began in 1953 and was continued in 1954. A general invitation was sent to mothers of children who had attended the Clinic durin$ the preceding year or so. The mothers were invited to come to a series ot meetings on some aspect of child care, such as emotional problems in school learning. Each meeting began with the screening of a film appropriate to the topic, followed by a talk by a staff member. Before question time the Chairman would suggest that discussion should be related to general aspects of child behaviour, rather than to individual problems. Nevertheless, discussion would soon centre on individual problems such as, "What can you do when the father is not interested in the children's schooling ?" Also, discussion would move away from the topic into other areas, as when a mother would raise a ~uestion about some other aspect of her child's behaviour. Several times

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Australian Journal of Social WorkTaylor & Francis

Published: Jun 1, 1958

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