Clinical Interviewing, 4th Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The Fourth Edition of the classic Clinical Interviewing by John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan reflects current research in the field as well as an important expansion of multicultural content throughout. Fully revised, this invaluable text will help you sharpen your counseling skills with thoughtful insight into critical interviewing techniques that will result in more effective and compassionate therapy. Complete with real-world case examples, this essential guide equips you to master the skills necessary in mental health interviewing.

Author Biography

JOHN SOMMERS-FLANAGAN has a PhD in clinical psychology and is Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Montana. He serves as a psychological consultant with Trapper Creek Job Corps. His research interests include clinical interviewing, parent consultations, and adolescent psychotherapy.

RITA SOMMERS-FLANAGAN earned her PhD at the University of Montana where she is now a Professor of Counselor Education. She provides mental health consultation at the Missoula Vet 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 Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations and Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques (both from Wiley).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Becoming a Mental Health Professionalp. 1
Introduction: Philosophy and Organizationp. 3
Welcome to the Journeyp. 4
Theoretical Orientationsp. 7
Basic Requirements for Clinical Interviewersp. 9
Goals and Objectives of This Bookp. 14
Summaryp. 15
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 15
Foundations and Preparationsp. 17
Defining Clinical Interviewingp. 18
Self-Awarenessp. 24
The Physical Settingp. 31
Professional and Ethical Issuesp. 37
Summaryp. 48
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 48
Listening and Relationships Developmentp. 51
Basic Attending, Listening, and Action Skillsp. 53
Attending Behaviorp. 54
Moving Beyond Attendingp. 60
Nondirective Listening Responsesp. 62
The Pull to Reassurancep. 72
Directive Listening Responsesp. 73
Summaryp. 80
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 81
Directives: Questions and Action Skillsp. 83
Using Questionsp. 84
Directive Action Responsesp. 97
Summaryp. 111
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 111
Theoretically-Supported and Evidence-Based Relationships in Clinical Interviewingp. 113
Carl Rogers's Core Conditionsp. 114
Evidence-Based Psychoanalytic and Interpersonal Relationship Conceptsp. 124
Evidence-Based Behavioral and Social Psychology Conceptsp. 132
Evidence-Based Feminist Relationship Conceptsp. 135
Evidence-Based Solution-Focused and Constructive Relationship Conceptsp. 138
Summaryp. 138
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 139
Structuring and Assessmentp. 141
An Overview of the Interview Processp. 143
Structural Modelsp. 144
The Introductionp. 145
The Openingp. 154
The Bodyp. 160
Applying Interventionsp. 164
The Closingp. 164
Terminationp. 168
Summaryp. 172
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 172
Intake Interviewing and Report Writingp. 175
What Is an Intake Interview?p. 175
Objectives of Intake Interviewingp. 177
Factors Affecting Intake Interview Proceduresp. 193
Brief Intake Interviewingp. 194
The Intake Reportp. 197
Summaryp. 211
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 212
The Mental Status Examinationp. 213
Objectivityp. 214
What Is a Mental Status Examination?p. 214
The Generic Mental Status Examinationp. 216
When to Use Mental Status Examinationsp. 240
Summaryp. 242
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 243
Suicide Assessmentp. 245
Personal Reactions to Suicidep. 246
Suicide Statisticsp. 246
Key Components in a State-of-the-Science Suicide Assessment Interviewp. 247
Suicide Risk Factors and Suicide Risk Factor Assessmentp. 247
Conducting a Thorough Suicide Assessmentp. 256
Suicide Interventionp. 268
Professional Issuesp. 272
Summaryp. 276
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 277
Diagnosis and Treatment Planningp. 279
Principles of Psychiatric Diagnosisp. 279
Diagnostic Assessment: Methods and Proceduresp. 287
The Science of Clinical Interviewing: Diagnostic Reliability and Validityp. 289
A Balanced Approach to Conducting Diagnostic Clinical Interviewsp. 290
Treatment Planningp. 295
An Integrated (Biopsychosocial) Approach to Treatment Planningp. 297
Summaryp. 307
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 307
Interviewing Special Populationsp. 309
Challenging Clients and Demanding Situationsp. 311
Challenging Clientsp. 311
Demanding Situationsp. 331
Summaryp. 338
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 339
Interviewing Young Clientsp. 341
Special Considerations in Working with Childrenp. 342
The Introductionp. 343
The Openingp. 345
The Bodyp. 355
The Closingp. 365
Terminationp. 367
Summaryp. 368
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 368
Principles and Tips for Interviewing Couples and Familiesp. 371
Some Ironies of Interviewing Couples and Familiesp. 372
Interviewing Stages and Tasksp. 374
Special Considerationsp. 390
Summaryp. 399
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 399
Interviewing in a Diverse and Multicultural Worldp. 401
Relationship in the Context of Diversityp. 401
Four Large Worldviewsp. 405
Other Diverse Client Populationsp. 416
Cultural Complexities and Identitiesp. 423
Assessment and Culture-Bound Syndromesp. 424
Professional Considerationsp. 428
Summaryp. 429
Suggested Readings and Resourcesp. 430
Referencesp. 431
Author Indexp. 463
Subject Indexp. 477
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