Evaluation and Efficacy study for using the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI), in psychiatric outpatient clinics for children and adolescents (Bup)

The aim of the study is to test and evaluate how the CFI from DSM-5 impacts medical communication and person-centered care between patients aged 16-18 years and clinicians. The aim of CFI is that the patient`s voice should be heard in such a way that it affects the treatment process. Thus, it is good reason to assume that the use of CFI will affect the areas of user involvement, differential diagnosis and planning of treatment. All of these areas will be examined in the study.

The cultural clinical context. Bup is a specialist psychiatric outpatient clinic for children and adolescents (0-18). Bup also includes their families in the treatment if necessary. The primary work is to investigate, do diagnostics and treat various mental disorders which children and adolescents and their families need help to cope with, such as neurological conditions, eating disorders, anxiety, compulsion, depression, psychosis, suicidal thoughts and different types of trauma (single, complex, and developmental trauma).

PhD-student: Kjersti Olstad. (Kjersti.olstad@sykehuset-innlandet.no) Specialized in clinical education, Innlandet Hospital trust, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic. Specialization in Infant Mental Health for Mental Health Professionals.  Further education in trauma treatment. Master of Psychological Health/mental healthcare.