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Entering the Child's Mind : The Clinical Interview In Psychological Research and Practice - Herbert P. Ginsburg

Entering the Child's Mind

The Clinical Interview In Psychological Research and Practice

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Published: 11th May 1998
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Entering the Child's Mind teaches a powerful technique for gaining insight into a child's way of thinking. In the tradition of Piaget and Vygotsky, Dr Herbert P. Ginsburg argues that standardized instruments of evaluation often fail to meet the challenges of complex cognition. He presents the 'clinical interview' as a powerful tool that, when understood and used properly, can provide psychologists with a profound appreciation for children's thinking. Dr Ginsburg aims to convince the reader that the method has important applications in research, clinical practice, and education. The clinical interview offers a degree of flexibility that allows psychologists to more closely assess the thinking of a particular child.

'Ginsburg's excellent account of the clinical interview should appeal to anyone who works, or is thinking of working with children.' Janine Spencer, London Guildhall University

The need to move beyond standardized methods
What is the clinical interview? Where did it come from? Why do it?
What happens in the clinical interview
Not a cookbook: guidelines for conducting a clinical interview
Evaluating clinical interviews: how good are they
Towards the future: the clinical interview and the curriculum
Appendix
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ISBN: 9780521498036
ISBN-10: 0521498031
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 11th May 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 14.5  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.44