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Clinical Interviewing, Fifth Edition blends a personal and easy-to-read style with a unique emphasis on both the scientific basis and interpersonal aspects of mental health interviewing. It guides clinicians through elementary listening and counseling skills onward to more advanced, complex clinical assessment processes, such as intake interviewing, mental status examination, and suicide assessment. Fully revised, the fifth edition shines a brighter spotlight on the development of a multicultural orientation, the three principles of multicultural competency, collaborative goal-setting, the nature and process of working in crisis situations, and other key topics that will prepare you to enter your field with confidence, competence, and sensitivity.
"Clinical Interviewing blends a personal and easy-to-read style with a unique emphasis on both the scientific basis and interpersonal aspects of mental health interviewing. This invaluable text provides vast insight into and practical examples of useful interviewing techniques for more effective therapy"--
“Clinical interviewing with adults is both an art and a science. This handbook will appeal to a wide range of clinical researchers, therapists, interns, and graduate students new to the complexities of the clinical interview and diagnostic process. The comprehensive range of topics and coverage that includes case illustrations with dialogue and differential diagnosis and co morbidity will be highly attractive features to researchers, professional therapists, and graduate students. The Hersen and Thomas team is highly qualified to succeed in this ambitious set of three projects.” —Carolyn Brodbeck, Chapman University The Handbook of Clinical Interviewing with Adults is one of three interrelated handbooks on the topic of interviewing for specific populations. It presents a combination of theory and practice plus concern with diagnostic entities for readers who work, or one day will work, with adults in clinical settings.The volume begins with general issues (structured versus unstructured interview strategies, mental status examinations, selection of treatment targets and referrals, writing up the intake interview, etc.), moves to a section on major disorders most relevant to adult clients (depression, bipolar disorder, agoraphobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual dysfunction, etc.), and concludes with a chapter on special populations and issues (neurologically impaired patients, older adults, behavioral health consultation, etc.).
This new edition of the formerly titled Foundations of Therapeutic Interviewing blends a personal and easy-to-read style with a unique emphasis on both the scientific foundations and interpersonal aspects of mental health interviewing. Written from an integrative/eclectic perspective, this edition also incorporates modifications made necessary by the rise of managed care and by revised thinking in the interviewing field related to DSM-IV. New chapters have been added on interviewing youth; interviewing couples and families; multicultural interviewing; and diagnosis and treatment planning. Acclaim for Clinical Interviewing . . . "Everything the beginning therapist needs to know about interviewing . . . . is in this book. The writing style is effective and will appeal to both upper division undergraduates and graduate students." —Tulio M. Otero-Zeno, PhD, Columbia College at ECC "The authors should be commended. This is a well-written book that would have a great deal of utility in a beginning-level graduate interviewing class in a counseling or social work program." —Steven G. Little, PhD, Program Chair, School Psychology Program, University of Alabama "I was most impressed by the different ways in which the book is balanced. The authors blend philosophical foundations with practical skills; nondirective approaches to listening . . . with more directive stances . . . scholarly citations . . . with clinical wisdom." —Scott T. Meier, PhD, Associate Professor and Codirector of Training, Program in Counseling and School Psychology, SUNY Buffalo "This is an exquisitely crafted book. The attention to detail is remarkable . . . the authors cite the most recent clinical and research literature. Each chapter is chock-full of information that novice therapists need to know and experienced therapists could benefit from remembering." —David Scherer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Counseling, College of Education, University of New Mexico
This book is a comprehensive reference on both the structure and content of the clinical interview and its authors present the strategies and fundamental knowledge required to conduct the clinical interview with different kinds of patients and for specific psychopathologies. It provides a thorough overview on clinical and diagnostic interviewing with state-of-the-art presentations of significant theoretical orientations (psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic/existential, and family systems) as well as information on frequently encountered psychopathologies. The book stresses the idea that the clinical interview is controlled by the therapist and develops in a phase-sequenced progression along predictable lines. Clinical interviews flow from a theoretical stance on the part of the clinician, are usually semi-structured to the extent that areas are probed consistent with official diagnostic criteria and with know aspects of suspected psychopathologies, including co-morbidities, and include an understanding of the patient's personality and possible personality disorders that may complicate treatment of Axis I disorders or which may be the focus of treatment itself. This book elucidates this process and may serves as a primary source for practitioners who want to know more about the process of clinical interviewing as well as a useful text for those students who are in the process of learning clinical interviewing.
The Handbook of Clinical Interviewing with Children is one of three interrelated handbooks on the topic of interviewing for specific populations. It presents a combination of theory and practice plus concern with diagnostic entities for readers who work, or one day will work, with children (and their parents and teachers) in clinical settings. The volume begins with general issues (structured versus unstructured interview strategies, developmental issues when working with children, writing up the intake interview, etc.), moves to a section on major disorders with special relevance for child populations (conduct disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, etc.), and concludes with a section addressing special populations.
How do you do an assessment, collect historical data, develop a treatment plan and create a warm working alliance with clients all in the first session? Learn from experts John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan how to quickly create the foundation for a successful therapy and engage clients collaboratively in the treatment process.
This issue, divided into three parts, brings together some of the most renowned scholars in the field of clinical interviewing to share their experiences and advice for eliciting information from patients for the best possible results. Part I reviews innovative strategies for navigating difficult clinical interviewing tasks. Part II is a unique grouping of articles focusing on "My three tips..." written by master clinical interviewers. This section is designed to serve as an instantly useful reference on common problems in interviewing. A bonus third section guides the reader on passing the oral boards-not to be missed by residents!
Ideal for both novices and advanced practitioners, the new edition of Stanley Greenspan's classic guide outlines a practical process for observing and interviewing children -- and organizing and interpreting their unfolding communications. Highly acclaimed, The Clinical Interview of the Child uses actual interviews with children to show readers how to Apply a developmental, biopsychosocial framework for understanding the inner lives of children at different ages and stages Observe and assess human development, including emotional and cognitive patterns and perceptual capacities Help infants and children to reveal their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors during the clinical interview Organize and interpret the interview data by constructing a developmental profile and translating it into DSM-IV-TR diagnostic categories The third edition has been expanded and revised extensively, with updated theoretical and conceptual foundations; information on higher levels of ego development and reflective and thinking capacities of older children; and a new section on a developmental biopsychosocial model -- the developmental, individual-difference, relationship-based (DIR) approach. An invaluable educational and practical resource, The Clinical Interview of the Child, Third Edition, is an ideal tool for psychiatrists and psychologists, pediatricians, educators, social workers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and judges and attorneys dealing with children and families.