9781593856366

The First Interview, Third Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9781593856366

  • ISBN10:

    1593856369

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/13/2007
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Summary

This indispensable clinical guidebook describes and illustrates how to conduct a successful diagnostic mental health interview. James Morrison details effective methods for posing clinical questions; what the clinician should ask to obtain complete, accurate information; and how to select the best strategy to meet any clinical situation. Throughout, the author interweaves research on what works in mental health interviewing along with fresh insights on how to build rapport and enhance patient motivation.

Author Biography

James Morrison, MD, graduated from Reed College and earned his MD at Washington University in St. Louis, where he trained in psychiatry. He is currently Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Dr. Morrison’s other books for professionals include Diagnosis Made Easier, DSM-IV Made Easy, When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, and Interviewing Children and Adolescents. In 2002 he wrote a comprehensive guide for patients and their relatives, Straight Talk about Your Mental Health.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is Interviewing?
Openings and Introductions
Chief Complaint and Free Speech
Developing Rapport
Managing the Early Patient Interview
History of the Present Illness
Getting the Facts about the Present Illness
Interviewing about Feelings
Personal and Social History
Sensitive Subjects
Control of the Later Interview
Mental Status Exam I: Behavioral Aspects
Mental Status Exam II: Cognitive Aspects
Signs and Symptoms in Areas of Clinical Interest
Closure
Interviewing Informants
Meeting Resistance
Special or Challenging Patient Behaviors and Issues
Diagnosis and Recommendations
Sharing Your Findings with the Patient
Communicating Your Findings to Others
Troubleshooting Your Interview
Summary of the Initial Interview
Description and Diagnostic Criteria for Selected Disorders
Sample Interview with Report
A Semistructured Interview
Assessing Your Interview
Bibliography and Recommended Reading
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