This trusted practitioner resource and course text is grounded in James Morrison's experience with more than 15,000 mental health patients. Morrison provides a complete framework for interviewing adult patients about their current symptoms, personal and family history, mental status, behavioral risks, and other relevant issues. He offers guidance for selecting the best strategy for any clinical situation, building rapport, overcoming common challenges, and communicating findings. Appendices include a detailed semistructured interview and a self-assessment tool for interviewers, both with permission to photocopy. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
New to This Edition *Revised throughout for DSM-5. *Updated resources and suggested readings.
James Morrison, MD, is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. With his acclaimed practical books--including DSM-5 Made Easy; Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition; The First Interview, Fourth Edition; Interviewing Children and Adolescents, Second Edition; When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, Second Edition; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook--Dr. Morrison has guided hundreds of thousands of mental health professionals and students through the complexities of clinical evaluation and diagnosis.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What Is Interviewing? 1. Openings and Introductions 2. Chief Complaint and Free Speech 3. Developing Rapport 4. Managing the Early Patient Interview 5. History of the Present Illness 6. Getting the Facts about the Present Illness 7. Interviewing about Feelings 8. Personal and Social History 9. Sensitive Subjects 10. Control of the Later Interview 11. Mental Status Exam I: Behavioral Aspects 12. Mental Status Exam II: Cognitive Aspects 13. Signs and Symptoms in Areas of Clinical Interest 14. Closure 15. Interviewing Informants 16. Meeting Resistance 17. Special or Challenging Patient Behaviors and Issues 18. Diagnosis and Recommendations 19. Sharing Your Findings with the Patient 20. Communicating Your Findings to Others 21. Troubleshooting Your Interview Appendix A. Summary of the Initial Interview Appendix B. Descriptions of Selected Disorders Appendix C. Sample Interview, Written Report, and Formulation Appendix D. A Semistructured Interview Appendix E. Assessing Your Interview Appendix F. Bibliography and Recommended Reading
Psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, and counselors working with adults; graduate students and residents. Serves as a text in graduate-level courses such as Clinical Assessment and Interviewing.