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Essentials of Interviewing


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Series Preface vii One Overview of the Mental Health Interview 1 Two The Intake Interview Process 13 Three Factors Affecting the Quality of Information Received 35 Four Establishing Rapport: Mainstream and Special Populations 61 Five The Biopsychosocial Assessment 90 Six Suicide Assessment 118 Seven Diagnostic Interviewing 137 Eight The Mental Status Exam (MSE) 167 Nine The Report: Incorporating Diagnostic Information with Mental Health Services 191 Appendix Overview of Selected DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses 199 References 211 Annotated Bibliography 217 Index 219 About the Author 229

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DONALD E. WIGER, PhD, Wiger & Associates; Argosy University, Bloomington, Minnesota. DEBRA K. HUNTLEY, PhD, Argosy University, Bloomington, Minnesota.


"Readers will come away with clear and complete guidelines for determining and documenting medical necessity and other information required..." (Psychiatric Services, Feb 2003)

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