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Academic Catalog 2015-2016 
    
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PSY-710A Clinical Interviewing

1 semester credits
This course will combine aspects of both Idiographic and Structured Clinical interviewing techniques/issues, including attention to mental status, DSM diagnosis, and family/social/medical history-taking. While an emphasis will be on active listening skills, mastering these effectively will help the interviewer prioritize means for gaining specific, needed information in the consultation period for evaluating a prospective adult psychotherapy client.
Delivery Method: In person
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Objective: 1. Know how to conduct initial interviews for assessment purposes.
2. Be able to incorporate a balance of structured clinical interviewing and idiographic interviewing techniques.
3. Be able to conduct interviews to obtain family, socio-emotional, and medical histories.
4. Be able to use interviews to assess client mental status and preliminary DSM diagnoses.
5. Be able to demonstrate active listening skills in order to obtain necessary information for evaluating prospective adult clients.



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