The new, revised 2nd Edition of this popular book presents specific strategies and practical methods for conducting thorough psychiatric assessments. Essential psychiatric interviewing techniques from a variety of disciplines provide readers with a strong theoretical foundation and a broad scope of reference. This resource also illustrates the use of the new DSM-IV to help readers administer a humanistic, caring approach to the initial interview. The result is a fast-reading and enjoyable text filled with interview examples, clarifying principles, and pragmatic advice.
Review of the Last Edition: "Highly recommend...teaches not only interviewing skills but also the attitudes and behaviours that underpin the therapeutic personality and process." --American Journal of Psychiatry
Part I: Fundamentals of Interviewing. Interviewing: The Principles Behind the Art. The Dynamic Structure of the Interview. Nonverbal Behaviour: The Interview as Mime. Assessment Perspectives: Pathways to Effective Treatment Planning. Part II: The Interview and Psychopathology. Interviewing Techniques in Depression and Other Mood Disorders. Interviewing Techniques While Exploring Psychosis. Personality Disorders: Reflections of the Social History. Part III: Advanced Techniques of Interviewing. Exploring Suicidal and Homicidal Ideation. The Mental Status and Vantage Points: Bridges to Psychotherapy. The Art of Moving with Resistance. Appendix I: Supervision Utilizing Facilic Analysis. Appendix II: Annotated Interview (Full 60-Minute Intake). Appendix III: The Written Document: Effective Strategies. Appendix IV: Tips for Passing the Oral Boards in Psychiatry. Glossary of Interview Supervision Terms.