The new, revised 2nd Edition of this popular book presents specific strategies and practical methods for conducting thorough psychiatric assessments. Essential psychiatric interviewing techniques from a variety of disciplines provide readers with a strongtheoretical foundation and a broad scope of reference. This resource also illustrates the use of the new DSM-IV to help readers administer a humanistic, caring approach to the initial interview. The result is a fast-reading and enjoyable text filled with interview examples, clarifying principles, and pragmatic advice.
Presents content that has been updated according to DSM-IV.
Includes a completely revised chapter on suicide and violence assessment, with an innovative interview strategy for uncovering hidden suicidal and violent ideation.
Provides an appendix that contains a complete, annotated initial interview that integrates and demonstrates all of the principles discussed in the book.
By Shawn Christopher Shea, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Lebanon, NH; Private Practice, Keene, NH
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