Who to see first?

When working with families with a child identified as patient, who do you see first?

Traditionally, the Child Psychiatrist saw the child while the Social Worker saw the parents. Today many different professionals perform these & other roles, often shared with a co-worker & they often see the family first.

Sole workers must decide the order of the interviews.

Who do you see first & why?

What are the criteria that you use?

Are your decisions based on your theoretical orientation?