The Core Study



Bridgett & Polak, Social systems intervention and crisis resolution Part 1: Assessment (2003)

Need for CRTs to use 'social systems assessment' (p. 428)

Thus, in contrast to the usual practice of interviewing the patients before any other action is taken, the crisis and social systems approach is facilitated by time spent finding out more about a referral before the first interview with the patient. This might reveal that it would be very useful to have present at the first assessment others particularly familiar with the issues involved. (p. 429)