Interviewing skills and information gathering

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What is the content of an assessment?
Reason for referral, Patients description of their presenting problems, Chronological history: mental health problems, personal history, current situation, Appearance and behaviour, Bio + cog functioning, Abnormal exp, Psych mindedness, Risk, Letter
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Important for therapist?
BPS ethics and conduct (2009) confidentiality + informed consent, Theoretical orientation, Boundaries, Instill hope, Core conditions: empathy - congruence - unconditional positive regard
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Interviewing skills?
Building rapport (take lead, not too formal, avoid minimising expressions), Attending behaviours: Eye contact, Body language, Verbal following
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What are the four listening skills?
1) Summarising 2) Paraphrasing 3) Concreteness 4) Reflecting feelings
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How to end an interview?
Start termination on time, closing remarks clearly indicate end, Don't introduce new subjects, Don't carry on conversations unnecessarily, Make sure patient understood agreement
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Important for therapist?

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BPS ethics and conduct (2009) confidentiality + informed consent, Theoretical orientation, Boundaries, Instill hope, Core conditions: empathy - congruence - unconditional positive regard

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Interviewing skills?

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What are the four listening skills?

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How to end an interview?

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