This Unit builds upon the Counselling Skills and therapeutic approaches (FMH401) Unit. Case formulation will be utilised to understand ways to gather information and integrate it into a way of understanding the complex, interacting factors (individual, family and social) that relate to the presenting problem. This can then guide treatment planning. The Unit will consider the development of treatment plans utilising approaches which are evidence-based with a focus on common elements of therapeutic interventions. Counselling skills in a variety of circumstances, including groups, will be practised to increase confidence in working with clients who present with a range of complex needs, including developmental and attachment concerns. Challenges often faced by mental health professionals working with children and adolescents will be explored with a focus on responding in a strength-based and effective way. The use of realistic case studies will enable the complexities associated with this work to be explored in depth.