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Clinical Interviewing Skills DVD

ISBN: 978-1-118-39012-2
September 2012
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Learn practical strategies for conducting effective clinical interviews

With video segments featuring real counselors and clients—not actors—authors John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan explore the following interviewing skills and techniques:

  • Attending Behaviors such as eye contact, body posture, voice tone, and verbal tracking
  • Nondirective Listening Responses including silence, clarifications, paraphrasing, reflection of feeling, and summarization
  • Directive Listening Responses covering feeling validation, interpretive reflection of feeling, interpretation, reframe, and confrontation
  • Directives and Action Responses including psychoeducation, suggestion, agreement-disagreement, approval-disapproval, advice, and self-disclosure
  • Questions and Therapeutic Questions ranging from open, closed, and indirect to swing, projective, and therapeutic
  • Intake Interview
  • Mental Status Examination
  • Suicide Assessment Interview

System requirements:

  • TV or computer DVD player
  • Windows® XP, Vista, or 7; MacOS® 10.4 or later
  • 512 MB RAM
  • A DVD drive

Approximate run time: 2:08:37

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"Both the interviews and the discussions on the DVD for Clinical Interviewing are great. John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan are personable and engaging, down-to-earth and "real" while providing students with significant and thought-provoking conceptual material. This DVD will make you eager to teach!"
Tom Batchelder, Deptartment of Psychology, Alma College, Alma, MI
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