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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
Acclaim For Clinical Interviewing, 3 rd Edition
"This is easily one of the best books on clinical interviewing available. In successfully blending theory, scholarly research, and richly illustrated clinical examples, the authors bring the material to life."
Eric R. Dahlen, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
"Clinical Interviewing is a comprehensive, student–friendly, and well–organized text that focuses on an array of skills and issues facing interviewers across a variety of clinical disciplines. This excellent text reflects the insight and expertise of the Sommers–Flanagan team."
Sherry Cormier, PhD, author of Interviewing Strategies for Helpers
Professor of counseling, west virginia university
"The authors present the material in a clear and concise manner and give the reader a realistic and balanced portrait of the skills necessary to be an effective interviewer. An excellent text for a beginning techniques course, as well as a reference for counselor trainees and experienced therapists alike."
Paula R. Danzinger, Phd
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
This classic text presents practical strategies for conducting effective interviews
This new edition of Clinical Interviewing presents the scientific foundations and interpersonal art of mental health interviewing in a clear and concise style. Integrating a variety of theoretical interviewing models, the Third Edition has a strong multicultural emphasis and includes new material on:
Complete with updated, real–world case examples, Clinical Interviewing is a dynamic tool for becoming a more effective interviewer.
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