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Clinical Interviewing / Edition 3

Clinical Interviewing / Edition 3

by John Sommers-Flanagan, Rita Sommers-Flanagan


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ISBN-13: 9780471415473
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/01/2002
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 10.08(h) x 1.48(d)

About the Author

JOHN SOMMERS-FLANAGAN, PHD, is a clinical psychologist and professor of counselor education at the University of Montana. He is a long-time member of both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).

RITA SOMMERS-FLANAGAN, PHD, is professor emeritus at the University of Montana. As a clinical psychologist, she has worked with youth, families, couples, and women for many years.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Philosophy and Organization.
Basic Attending Skills.
Directives: Listening and Action Responses.
Relationship Variables and Clinical Interviewing.
An Overview of the Interview Process.
The Intake Interview.
The Mental Status Examination.
Suicide Assessment.
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.
Interviewing Young Clients.
Interviewing Couples and Families.
Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Interviewing.
About the Authors.

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From the Publisher

“I’m a huge admirer of the authors’ excellent work. This book reflects their considerable clinical experience and provides great content, engaging writing, and enduring wisdom.”
John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Scranton

“The most recent edition of Clinical Interviewing is simply outstanding. It not only provides a complete skeletal outline of the interview process in sequential fashion, but fleshes out numerous suggestions, examples, and guidelines in conducting successful and therapeutic interviews. Well-grounded in the theory, research and practice of clinical relationships, John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan bring to life for readers the real clinical challenges confronting beginning mental health trainees and professionals. Not only do the authors provide a clear and conceptual description of the interview process from beginning to end, but they identify important areas of required mastery (suicide assessment, mental status exams, diagnosis and treatment electronic interviewing, and work with special populations). Especially impressive is the authors’ ability to integrate cultural competence and cultural humility in the interview process. Few texts on interview skills cover so thoroughly the need to attend to cultural dimensions of work with diverse clients. This is an awesome book written in an engaging and interesting manner. I plan to use this text in my own course on advanced professional issues. Kudos to the authors for producing such a valuable text.”
—Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

“This 6th edition of Clinical Interviewing is everything we’ve come to expect from the Sommers-Flanagan team, and more! Readers will find all the essential information needed to conduct a clinical interview, presented in a clear, straightforward, and engaging style. The infusion of multicultural sensitivity and humility prepares the budding clinician not only for contemporary practice, but well into the future. Notable strengths of the book are its careful attention to ethical practice and counselor self-care. The case studies obviously are grounded in the authors’ extensive experience and bring to life the complexities of clinical interviewing. This is a ‘must-have’ resource that belongs on the bookshelf of every mental health counselor trainee and practitioner.”
Barbara Herlihy, PhD. NCC, LPC-S, University Research Professor, Counselor Education Program, University of New Orleans

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