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Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing - Robert J. Craig

Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing

By: Robert J. Craig (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th November 2004
ISBN: 9780765700032
Number Of Pages: 472

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This book is a comprehensive reference on both the structure and content of the clinical interview and its authors present the strategies and fundamental knowledge required to conduct the clinical interview with different kinds of patients and for specific psychopathologies. It provides a thorough overview on clinical and diagnostic interviewing with state-of-the-art presentations of significant theoretical orientations (psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic/existential, and family systems) as well as information on frequently encountered psychopathologies. The book stresses the idea that the clinical interview is controlled by the therapist and develops in a phase-sequenced progression along predictable lines. Clinical interviews flow from a theoretical stance on the part of the clinician, are usually semi-structured to the extent that areas are probed consistent with official diagnostic criteria and with know aspects of suspected psychopathologies, including co-morbidities, and include an understanding of the patient's personality and possible personality disorders that may complicate treatment of Axis I disorders or which may be the focus of treatment itself. This book elucidates this process and may serves as a primary source for practitioners who want to know more about the process of clinical interviewing as well as a useful text for those students who are in the process of learning clinical interviewing.

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This is definitely a textbook that can be used to advantage by clinical educators in graduate programs in nursing, social work, psychology, and other helping professions....Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing makes a good addition to the library of anyone who engages in clinical supervision and training in a variety of practive settings.--Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic: A Journal for the Mental Health Professions, Spring 2008

Preface and Acknowledgments (first edition)p. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Basic Elements in a Clinical Interview
Teaching Diagnostic and Clinical Interviewingp. 3
The Clinical Process of Interviewingp. 21
Phenomenological Orientation to the Interviewp. 42
Philosophical Approaches to Interviewing
Psychoanalytic Interviewingp. 57
The Behavioral Interviewp. 91
The Existential/Humanistic Interviewp. 106
The Family Therapy Interviewp. 131
Interviewing Patients with Specific Psychopathologies
Anxiety Disordersp. 145
Substance Abusep. 163
Alcoholismp. 180
Motivational Interviewingp. 215
Anorexia and Bulimiap. 233
Personality Disordersp. 251
Severely Mentally Illp. 278
Interviewing Special Populations
Diagnostic Assessment of Childrenp. 303
Clinical Interviews with Adolescentsp. 323
Child and Adolescent Abusep. 344
Focused Interviews
The Mental Status Examinationp. 361
Assessment of Suicide Potentialp. 385
Interviewing in Medical Settingsp. 401
The Forensic Interviewp. 422
Author Indexp. 445
Subject Indexp. 457
Editor Biographyp. 467
Contributorsp. 469
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ISBN: 9780765700032
ISBN-10: 0765700034
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 28th November 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.46  x 3.25
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised