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PSD7007 Clinical Interviewing Skills I

Course Description

This course is designed to teach students fundamental clinical interviewing skills. Students will learn skills required to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship. They will also become aware of how culture and ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, migration, political conditions and other contextual variables influence the interview process. Students will be given opportunities to practice basic attending skills such as empathy, listening, reflecting, focusing, and confrontation. They will also practice skills related to cultural sensitivity and the maintenance of confidentiality. This course will examine multiple forms of clinical competencies such as case formulation, peer supervision, and referrals.

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