- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- A Prolegomenon to Clinical Psychology: Two 40-year Odysseys
- A History of Clinical Psychology
- Emerging Policy Issues for Psychology: A Key to the Future of the Profession
- Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
- Evidence-based Assessment
- Schools of Psychotherapy and the Beginnings of a Scientific Approach
- Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology
- Training, Credentialing, and New Roles in Clinical Psychology: Emerging Trends
- The Role of Psychology in Emerging Federal Health-care Plans
- Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
- Creating Public Health Policy: The Dissemination of Evidenced-based Psychological Interventions
- Interviewing and Case Formulation
- Diagnoses, Dimensions, and DSM-5
- The Anxiety-Depression Spectrum
- The Nature and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder and the Bipolar Spectrum
- Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Somatoform and Physical Disorders
- Trauma, Dissociation, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders
- Sex and Gender Disorders
- Disorders of Impulse Control and Self-Harm
- The Spectrum of Personality Disorders
- Disorders of Development
- Cognitive Disorders in Adults
- Clinical Psychology Interventions in Primary Care
- Shifting Paradigms in Clinical Psychology: How Innovative Technologies Are Shaping Treatment Delivery
- Interventions in Forensic Settings: Juveniles in Residential Placement, Defendants in Drug Courts or Mental Health Courts, and Defendants in Forensic Hospitals as Incompetent to Stand Trial
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Psychological Interventions in Health-care Settings
- Behavioral Interventions in Public Health Settings: Physical Activity, Weight Loss, and Smoking
- Behavioral Emergencies and Crises
- Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Current Status, Future Directions
- Couple Therapy: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings
- Interventions for Mental Health Problems in Later Life
- Working with Sexual-Minority Individuals
- Interventions with Culturally Diverse Populations
- The Future of Clinical Psychology: Promises, Perspectives, and Predictions
Abstract and Keywords
The main objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of clinical interviewing. Although clinical interviewing is often referred to as an art (Shea, 2007), the information in this chapter highlights the science of clinical interviewing as well. The chapter opens with a discussion of the general structure and content of clinical interviews that are typically conducted in mental health contexts. The reader is introduced to a variety of interviews that are used in the assessment of Axis I and Axis II conditions, including their psychometric properties; guidelines for the assessment of suicidality are also presented. This is followed by an overview of interviewing skills. Specifically discussed are ways in which information processing limitations, verbal and nonverbal cues, and style of questions can influence the clinical interview. We then turn to a discussion of case formulation, a core component of the clinical interview. Empirical research on the impact of training on quality of case conceptualization and on the association between case formulation and treatment outcome is summarized. The chapter closes with a brief overview of issues that may arise when interviewing certain populations, in particular, couples, individuals from diverse populations, and young individuals.
Naomi Koerner, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University.
Heather K. Hood, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University.
Martin M. Antony, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University.
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