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By John Sommers-Flanagan

The Fourth variation of the vintage medical Interviewing via John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan displays present examine within the box in addition to a huge growth of multicultural content material all through. totally revised, this useful textual content might help you sharpen your counseling abilities with considerate perception into serious interviewing ideas that may lead to more suitable and compassionate remedy. entire with real-world case examples, this crucial consultant equips you to grasp the abilities helpful in psychological well-being interviewing.

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Consider the following violations of professional relationship boundaries. Evaluate, and discuss the seriousness of each one. Is it a minor, somewhat serious, or a very serious boundary violation? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Having a cup of coffee with the client at a coffee shop after the interview. Asking your client for a ride to pick up your car. Offering to take your client out to dinner sometime. Accepting an offer to go to a concert with a client. Asking your client (a math teacher) to help your children with their homework.

Murphy & Dillon, 2008, p. 3) From our perspective, a good definition of clinical interviewing includes the following factors: 1. A positive and respectful professional relationship between interviewer and client is established. 2. The interviewer and client work collaboratively (more or less, depending on the situation) to establish and achieve mutually agreeable client goals. indd 18 10/13/08 4:45:31 PM Foundations and Preparations 19 3. In the context of a professional relationship, interviewer and client interact, both verbally and nonverbally, as the interviewer applies active-listening skills and psychological techniques to evaluate, understand, and help the client achieve goals.

Second, perhaps she convinces herself of her bipolarity, and despite my belief that such a label is detrimental to her, she, nonetheless, lives more or less happily ever after. Third, perhaps over time and through therapy and life, when she is ready, my client eventually lets go of her bipolar label. Whatever their theoretical orientation, effective interviewers respect their client’s personal expertise. We need that expertise. In fact, if the client is unwilling to collaborate with us by sharing her or his expertise, we lose at least some of our potency as helpers.

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