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PSD7008 Clinical Interviewing Skills II

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. In addition, students will integrate basic attending skills, diagnostic interviewing, and appropriate structural elements (e.g., informed consent, summarizing, etc.) into a cohesive and complete clinical session.



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