Sep 25, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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 Only
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Conduct initial interviews for assessment purposes.
  2. Incorporate a balance of structured clinical interviewing and idiographic interviewing techniques.
  3. Conduct interviews to obtain family, socio-emotional, and medical histories.
  4. Use interviews to assess client mental status and preliminary DSM diagnoses.
  5. Demonstrate active listening skills in order to obtain necessary information for evaluating prospective adult clients.
  6. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in interviewing techniques, alliance building, and diagnosis.



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