An Interview With A Interview

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An interview involves communication between at least two persons. Each contributor impacts and is impacted by the responses of the other. The practice of interviewing is central to the work done in many mental health settings. Interviews may be conducted for a variety of intended purposes and can be structured, semi-structured, or unstructured to best serve the purpose of the interview. The goals of a particular interview relate to the context in which that interview is conducted. Ethical clinical interviewing encompasses care for the client while working to achieve the goals of the interview. Some practitioners refer to interviewing as 'a conversation with a purpose. '
Key concepts:
● Ethical Interviewing
● Diagnostic Interviewing
● Intake Interview
● Stages of the Interview
● Informed Consent
● Rapport
● Listening Skills
Introduction
Clinical interviewing is the foundation for practically all work conducted in the helping professions. There are a number of distinct advantages that contribute to the widespread use of clinical interviewing. Interviews are inexpensive to conduct, are multidimensional in that they tap into both verbal and nonverbal behaviors, are both portable and flexible, and facilitate the development of a therapeutic rapport.
Due to these advantages, the clinical interview has become the most widely used method of preliminary clinical assessment and provides a basic context for almost all other psychological assessments and treatments. The concept that
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