Psychiatric Clinical Skills is a practical guide to engaging and assessing people who have mental health problems. Written by a team of experienced clinicians, it focuses on "what to ask" and "how to ask" and covers a wide spectrum of clinical problems and settings. It includes a chapter written from the perspective of people who live with mental health problems. As well as covering the full range of mental health disorders, the guide includes informaition about: - culture competence - assessment of children, adolescents and older adults - assessment of families - use of standardized rating scales - documentation. Each chapter includes easy-to-use features such as clinical vignettes, chapter overviews and keypoint summaries.