After a child or adolescent has been seen individually for three assessment sessions, I meet back with the parents to discuss my thoughts about the assessment. I talk about what I perceive to be their child’s anxieties, how he or she is trying to manage these feelings, and how these emotions are influencing behaviour. The parents will also be expecting some discussion as to what is the best way to help the child and themselves with their presenting concerns. Although discussing the assessment, this meeting is also a therapeutic consultation.