Exploring the experiences of care networks providing therapeutic support to Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors

Dr. Hayley Rajpal, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, explores the experiences of care networks providing therapeutic support to Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors.

Complexities limiting therapeutic engagement with unaccompanied minors prompted a qualitative study into how these young people’s needs were attended to by their care networks. This talk outlines the findings from this study and the recommendations for improved service provision and clinical practice.

This lecture was recorded on 29 April 2022 at the online event by the ACAMH Southern Branch ‘Service improvement and research: Innovation and new challenges in CAMHS’.

If you are interested in hearing more about therapeutic engagement with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors, check out Hayley’s recent podcast with us on the topic.

Dr. Hayley Rajpal
Dr. Hayley Rajpal

Dr. Hayley Rajpal qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Whilst studying and since qualifying Hayley has worked in various CAMHS teams within the Southwest. She now works for Sussex Partnership Trust in Eastleigh and has a private practice in Southampton and Salisbury. Hayley’s specialism and main interests lie in working with looked after children and their networks. This contributed to the focus of her thesis research which explored the challenges of therapeutic engagement with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors.

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