Psychiatric Clinical Skills is a succinct, hands-on introduction to the art of diagnostic interviewing, the mental health professional’s primary assessment tool. The authors present a practical, step-by-step guide to interviewing, from the first contact with a patient to giving the patient a summary of what you have learned.
Psychiatric Clinical Skills:
- covers the full range of mental health settings: office, clinic, inpatient unit, and emergency room
- discusses the specific contexts of diagnostic interviewing and how they affect the types of questions you ask
- integrates the knowledge and experience of a respected team of senior academic clinicians
- includes easy-to-use features such as clinical vignettes, chapter overviews, key point boxes and suggested readings
- ends with a chapter—written by two journalists who have personal experience with the mental health system—that looks at the therapeutic relationship through the eyes of patients and their families.
“For students of various mental health professions, this book will serve as a thorough introduction to the range of clinical skills needed in mental health practice. For practising clinicians, it will be a helpful source of ideas as to how to make one’s clinical skills and assessment comprehensive and knowledgeable as well as compassionately and meeting patients’ needs… I believe that this most useful and timely book will become a classic text that no department of psychiatry should be without.”—Paul Grof, MD, FRCPC, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
David S. Goldbloom, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Senior Medical Advisor, Education and Public Affairs, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.
ISBN 978-1-77052-378-4 • 408 pages • paperback
$59.95 • published 2010 • product code PG136
Originally published by Elsevier Canada (2006)