not every case in child psychiatry is of direct concern to the social worker. I present the case of Kathleen because in spite of the fact that the case was managed by myself it was not primarily a treatment by psycho-therapy. The burden of the case rested on the mother and indsed on the whole family, and the successful outcome was very largely the result of the work done in the child’s home over a period of a year. Management was required from me, and this meant that I had to see the mother and child for ten to twenty minutes each week for a period of months.