- Instructor’s Manual for Clinical Interviewing: Intake, Assessment, and Therapeutic Alliance
Instructor’s Manual for Clinical Interviewing: Intake, Assessment, and Therapeutic Alliance
Area: General knowledge about assessment of mental health needs
The following Manual is made to be used for training purposes mostly. It can be beneficial to be read by the learners and to be discussed within a team with a training context, in order to become more familiar with the skills required to have a successful clinical interview, as an assessment tool. This Manual can also be utilized for theoretical purposes, as it is a scientific approved article, since, as it was mentioned, it highlights all the skills required for a successful initial (and not only) clinical interview.
John Sommers-Flanagan and Rita Sommers-Flanagan, 2014
Type of resource
Article on the clinical interview, as an assessment tool for assessing the clients with of Mental health issues.
Defining the assessment of mental health needs in the context of youth work with refugees. Understanding the role of assessment as a method for developing an individual care plan for a young refugee, taking into account their mental health needs.
The whole Manual is beneficial for the learners and interesting. Also, the videos can promote group discussion and the Role-plays can be a good general evaluation and self-evaluation tool.
Due to the fact that the terminologies are very focused on the diagnostic criteria, it is important to apply this type to psychologists, counsellors, or psychiatrists. Also, the tool should be addressed to health care professionals and youth workers, who are or would like to be active on the mental healthcare field.
General comment by reviewer
The Manual highlights the importance of clinical interviewing and the appropriate skills to do that. The clinical interview has been referred to as the foundation of all mental health treatment and as arguably the most valuable skill among psychologists and other mental health practitioners.