The Clinical Interview: Skills for More Effective Patient Encounters
The Clinical Interview offers a new perspective on the patient encounter. Interpreting decades of evidence-based psychotherapy and neuroscience, it provides 60 succinct techniques to help clinicians develop rapport, solicit better histories, and plan treatment with even the most ... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Interviewing - Methods, Mental illness - Diagnosis, PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health, Medical History Taking, Interview, Psychological - methods
||Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
||Professional and scholarly
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The Clinical Interview offers a new perspective on the patient encounter. Interpreting decades of evidence-based psychotherapy and neuroscience, it provides 60 succinct techniques to help clinicians develop rapport, solicit better histories, and plan treatment with even the most challenging patients. This book describes brief skills and techniques for clinical providers to improve their patient interactions. Although evidence-based psychotherapies are typically designed for longer specialized treatments, elements of these psychotherapies can help clinicians obtain better patient histories, develop more effective treatment plans, and more capably handle anxiety-provoking interactions. Each chapter is brief and easily digestible, contains sample clinical dialogue, and provides references for further reading. These skills help clinicians practice more effectively, more efficiently, and with greater resilience. Whatever your clinical specialty or role, whether you are a trainee or an experienced clinician, The Clinical Interview offers practical wisdom and an entirely new way to think about the clinical encounter. The Clinical Interview will be of great use to any student in a health-related field of study or a healthcare professional interested in refining their interviewing skills. It will help anyone from emergency medical technicians, nurses, and physician assistants, to nurse practitioners and physicians to build more meaningful patient relationships.
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||This book goes beyond nuts and bolts to capture the art and soul of clinical interviewing. It offers a treasure chest of practical tips for clinicians to increase effectiveness, build collaboration and empathy, avoid power struggles, and in general create a therapeutic alliance with patients in health settings. The sample dialogues provide excellent illustrations of techniques. Bravo! Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, author of Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals Drs. Simpson and McDowell and their contributors have done a superb job presenting the keys to good clinical interviewing. The book is illuminated with the pleasure of engaging with patients as people and achieving better outcomes in the process. The unique format of 60 brief chapters, each one on a different technique, is highly accessible: there are an abundance of practical and well-organized pearls and tips, each with sample dialogue and a brief review of supporting theory and literature. Useful for quick reference or sustained study, the eclectic approach will benefit any healthcare practitioner, beginner to expert, medical or psychiatric, practicing ambulatory or acute care. The book's themes are familiar-therapeutic alliance, collaboration with the patient, intertwining treatment with evaluation, promoting change-but I learned some new things reading it. It is heartening to see this aspect of medicine remain so creative and alive. Jon S. Berlin, MD, clinical professor in psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin The Clinical Interview is a highly practical and user-friendly guide to the clinical application of evidence-based psychotherapeutic techniques to enrich the patient-clinician encounter. When patients feel heard, history taking is smooth, troubling thoughts and feelings are easier to elicit, and treatment planning becomes a team approach. Drs. Simpson and McDowell elegantly display a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches thorough the use of patient vignettes. This book will be a valuable tool to clinicians at all levels of experience. Jagoda Pasic, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry, University of Washington Even the best clinician will walk out of the occasional clinical encounter thinking, Well, that could have gone better, but still being unsure just what we could have done differently with our interviewing technique or brief interventions. The Clinical Interview gives readers a quick refresher of basic and advances approaches to common and complex scenarios. It reads easily with brief and easily digestible tutorials which can be read quickly between clinical encounters or absorbed at length. A worthy addition to the library of any mental health clinician, new or experienced. Jack Rozel, MD, MSL, president, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, associate professor of psychiatry and adjunct professor of law, University of Pittsburgh In this eminently practical and insightful book, written in plain English, Drs. Simpson, McDowell, and their colleagues offer helpful strategies and techniques that address key aspects of the clinical interview. These wise guiding principles and techniques will assist clinicians at all levels-from novices through experts-learn, reflect on, and call upon a huge variety of important `tricks of the trade,' helpful for building and maintaining better alliances, treatment plans, and therapeutic interactions. Joel Yager, MD, professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine This book provides guidance to a wide range of providers who deal with patients that run the spectrum from mundane to difficult. This textbook is a recommended read for all. Leslie S. Zun, MD, MBA, medical director, Lake County Health Department, chairman and professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry, RFUMS/Chicago Medical School The Clinical Interview is a terrific compilation of top experts providing a kaleidoscopic study of varied aspects of psychiatry's backbone, the clinical interview. The well-structured format of individual concepts should make this an inviting read, and an invaluable resource, for students and seasoned professionals alike. Scott Zeller, MD, University of California, Riverside, editor of Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice and The Diagnosis and Management of Agitation
||Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)
Scott A. Simpson, MD, MPH, is Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Denver Health Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Simpson has advanced the treatment of behavioral emergencies through clinical practice, scholarship, and program development. A practicing emergency psychiatrist, he appreciates the unique challenge and privilege of working with patients and families in crisis. He lectures frequently across the country and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Simpson is board certified in psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and addiction medicine. Anna K. McDowell, MD, is a psychiatrist and Co-Director of the Depression Consultation Team at the Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center. As clinical faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. McDowell teaches students, residents, and clinical staff. She is passionate about treating patients with complex mood, anxiety, and personality disorders and integrates multiple psychotherapeutic modalities in her patients' treatment. Dr. McDowell has formal training in dialectical behavior and psychodynamic psychotherapies and is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine.