Praise for 2E: "This book...represents a thorough and well-written presentation of the strategies, processes, and interactions necessary for the effective clinical interview...highly recommended..." (Albert B. Hood, University of Iowa for APA Review of Books)
One of the best books on clinical interviewing just got better. The increased emphasis on multicultural issues and new sections on the science of interviewing and intake report writing are particularly welcome additions.
This is easily one of the best books on clinical interviewing available and makes an outstanding text for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the helping professions. In successfully blending theory, scholarly research, and richly illustrated clinical examples, the authors bring the material to life.
The book stands out in the competitive field of clinical interviewing texts. In addition to providing invaluable information on basic interviewing skills, it addresses advanced topics such as assessment, treatment planning, and important multicultural issues.
Exceptionally clear and well-written, this book provides beginning graduate students in the helping professions with invaluable information on learning how to conduct effective clinical interviews. Highly recommended.
A worthwhile addition to the library of any helping professional, this book offers mu ch more than most beginning-level texts on helping skills. Chapters on suicide assessment, conducting effective mental status examinations, diagnosis and treatment planning, interviewing children and families, and multicultural issues set it apart from similar texts.
—Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
Clinical Interviewing is at the heart of psychotherapy. It is THE most important tool in the clinician's tool bag. The process involves the paradoxical components of creating a relationship of safety and trust while gathering important information in order to make an intervention or change in the client's life. This exceptional book provides the basic understandings and skills needed to become an effective interviewer.
—Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., ABPP, Distinguished Professor, Governors State University