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PSD7008 Clinical Interviewing Skills II

Course Description

This course is the second in a two course sequence. It builds upon the foundational clinical interviewing skills acquired in PSD7007. Students will utilize these skills in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship. Students will acquire additional skills such as confrontation and summarizing. In addition, specific situations such as suicide assessment, interviewing couples and younger clients will be addressed. The course will also explore clinical skills such as case formulation and report writing, peer supervision, the mental status examination, assessment of the client’s presenting problems, issues with difficult clients, and making appropriate referrals.