"This handbook reflects the author's rich clinical, forensic, and academic experience. It should continue the standard set by Rogers's previous volume as a basic graduate-level text. Structured interviewing is an important way to standardize diagnosis and help disparate (but qualified) clinicians arrive at valid, reliable findings. Not a lightweight summary or overview, this book covers clinical details as well as basic principles. Practical and complete, it will be a boon to trainees and working clinicians in any mental health discipline. Another important professional text from a consummate clinician, teacher, and researcher."--William H. Reid, MD, MPH, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
"This peerless volume is sophisticated in its coverage of psychometric issues, wise and experienced in its discussion of clinical issues, and remarkably comprehensive in its review of the existing clinical and empirical literature. It is the authoritative text on structured interviewing. Investigators who are uncertain of what instruments to use, and clinicians wanting to develop more systematic, defensible, and valid interviewing techniques, need look no further for their guidance. This text fills an important gap in many clinical training programs. It should be required reading for every clinical practitioner, including graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology and psychiatric residents."--Thomas A. Widiger, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
"This current, informative handbook accomplishes the herculean feat of exceeding the high standard set by Rogers's earlier volume. It synthesizes a tremendous amount of data and presents it in a very accessible manner. I am struck with its utility as an essential reference, not only for investigators and academic psychologists, but also practitioners, especially those involved in forensic practice. When questions arise regarding reliability and validity of a specific structured interview, the answers are literally at the reader's fingertips. Its broad coverage and in-depth critiques, bolstered by up-to-date citations, make this a 'must-have' text for anyone considering administering a structured interview in any setting."--Paul A. Arbisi, PhD, LP, Minneapolis VA Medical Center and Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Minnesota
About the Author
Richard Rogers, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. An established expert in diagnostic and clinical assessment, he is coauthor of Conducting Insanity Evaluations, Second Edition, and editor of Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, Second Edition. His publications also include the coauthored Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms, generally regarded as the premier measure for feigned mental disorders, and more than 50 articles devoted to assessment issues. Dr. Rogers' contributions to forensic assessment have been recognized by awards from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.