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Clinical Interviewing—now in its Fifth Edition— guides clinicians through elementary listening skills onward to more advanced, complex clinical assessment processes such as intake interviewing, mental status examination, and suicide assessment.
Clinical Interviewing has been updated with the latest content from the DSM-5, including:
- Defining psychological and emotional disorders (Chapter 6: An Overview of the Interview Process)
- Diagnostic impressions (Chapter 7: Intake Interviewing and Report Writing)
- Assessing for depression (Chapter 9: Suicide Assessment)
- History and evolution of the DSM, defining mental disorders, specific diagnostic criteria, diagnostic assessment, diagnostic interviewing, and using diagnostic checklists (Chapter 10: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning)
- Violence assessment (Chapter 12: Challenging Clients and Demanding Situations)
Featuring an accompanying DVD with real-life scenarios of actual counselors and clients demonstrating techniques for effective clinical interviews, the new edition presents:
- A greater emphasis on collaborative goal setting and the client as expert
- New discussion on multicultural orientation and multicultural competency
- Non-face-to-face assessment and interviewing—including a structured protocol-- via email, telephone, texting, videoconferencing/Skype, instant messaging, and online chatting
- An increased focus on case formulation and treatment planning
Rita Sommers-Flanagan is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Montana. She provides mental health consultation at the Missoula Veterans Center and Trapper Creek Job Corps. She has taught and written in the area of applied, practical ethics for the past fifteen years.
John and Rita have coauthored seven books, including Clinical Interviewing, Fourth Edition; Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations; and How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk so Parents Will Listen (all published by Wiley).
Table of Contents
Part One: Becoming a Mental Health Professional
Chapter 1: Introduction
Philosophy and Organization
Chapter 2: Foundations and Preparations
Part Two: Listening and Relationship Development
Chapter 3: Basic Attending, Listening, and Action Skills
Chapter 4: Directives: Questions and Action Skills
Chapter 5: Evidence-Based Relationships
Part Three: Structuring and Assessment
Chapter 6: An Overview of the Interview Process
Chapter 7: Intake Interviewing and Report Writing
Chapter 8: The Mental Status Examination
Chapter 9: Suicide Assessment
Chapter 10: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Part Four: Interviewing Special Populations
Chapter 11: Interviewing in a Diverse and Multicultural World
Chapter 12: Challenging Clients and Demanding Situations
Chapter 13: Interviewing and Working with Young Clients
Chapter 14: Principles and Tips for Interviewing Couples and Families
Chapter 15: Interviewing in Online and Other Non–Face-to-Face Environments
Appendix Extended Mental Status Examination—Interview Protocol