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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Yana M. Oskin, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This clinical manual for the psychiatric interview of children and adolescents is based on an earlier book, Concise Guide to the Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents, Cepeda (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2000).
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a manual for interviewing children and adolescents.
Audience: It would be helpful to all health professionals who are working with children and adolescents.
Features: The book covers various aspects of interviewing children, adolescents, and their families covering special techniques, such as humor, limit-setting, etc. It also covers diagnostic aspects of interviewing and providing feedback to families, as well as evaluating for symptoms of abuse.
Assessment: This is a useful book for anyone who works with children and adolescents and their families. It does a good job of combining instructional text with well organized tables and interesting cases that illustrate the author's points.