Editorial: The job of an editor
The job of an editor is exciting, fraught with difficulties, friend‐making, enemy‐making, time‐eating, time‐saving, but above all, it is exciting. I took over from Jane Barlow in November 2018. First, I would like to thank her for her work. I do not just say this: Jane has made my work easy in many ways. She has steered the journal to become a recognisable presence in our field, with an impact factor, a growing number of downloads and high aspirations of participation in PubMed Central. The job of an editor is also to extend the success of previous editors. The way I see it is that CAMH should continue to grow to become one of the leading sources for clinically relevant knowledge worldwide. I would like you, our readers, to think of CAMH whenever you need clinical advice.
We hope that you enjoy the full editorial of this issue, which is free on the Online Wiley Library.
Dr Dennis Ougrin
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr Ougrin graduated from a medical school in Ukraine in 1998 and came to England to undertake his post-graduate training. He completed his higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Guy’s and Maudsley and is currently a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist leading Supported Discharge Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Ougrin is also a clinical senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He leads a programme of information exchange between the UK and Ukraine. His main professional interests include prevention of Borderline Personality Disorder and effective interventions for self-harm. He is the author of Therapeutic Assessment, a novel model of assessment for young people with self-harm.
He is the chief investigator of a randomised controlled trial of Supported Discharge Service versus Treatment as Usual in adolescents admitted for in-patient care and a principal investigator of a randomised controlled trial comparing intensive mental health intervention versus usual social care in Looked After Children. He also works on developing a modular psychotherapeutic intervention for self-harm and on understanding the pathophysiology of self-harm in young people.
Dennis is delivering an ACAMH Self-Harm Masterclass in June 2019