First Interview

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Item#: 9781462529834
Edition 04
Author Morrison, James
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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.See also Morrison'sDSM-5® Made Easy,which explains DSM-5 diagnoses in clear language, illustrated with vivid case vignettes;Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition,which offers principles and decision trees for integrating diagnostic information from multiple sources; andThe Mental Health Clinician's Workbook,which uses in-depth cases and carefully constructed exercises to build the reader's diagnostic skills.

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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.

Table of Contents
Introduction: What Is Interviewing?1. Openings and Introductions2. Chief Complaint and Free Speech3. Developing Rapport4. Managing the Early Patient Interview5. History of the Present Illness6. Getting the Facts about the Present Illness7. Interviewing about Feelings8. Personal and Social History9. Sensitive Subjects10. Control of the Later Interview11. Mental Status Exam I: Behavioral Aspects12. Mental Status Exam II: Cognitive Aspects13. Signs and Symptoms in Areas of Clinical Interest14. Closure15. Interviewing Informants16. Meeting Resistance17. Special or Challenging Patient Behaviors and Issues18. Diagnosis and Recommendations19. Sharing Your Findings with the Patient20. Communicating Your Findings to Others21. Troubleshooting Your InterviewAppendix A. Summary of the Initial InterviewAppendix B. Descriptions of Selected DisordersAppendix C. Sample Interview, Written Report, and FormulationAppendix D. A Semistructured InterviewAppendix E. Assessing Your InterviewAppendix F. Bibliography and Recommended Reading