The Interviewing Process

  • Samuel M. Turner
  • Michel Hersen


The foundation for all clinical enterprises is the interview. It is during the interview that one learns of the difficulties experienced by a client and lays the foundation necessary for a productive relationship with the client. Also, it is during the course of the interview that one obtains critical information needed to make decisions regarding diagnosis and, in some cases, disposition. One cannot be a good diagnostician or clinician without proper interviewing skills; indeed, a clinician who, without appropriate interviewing skills, makes critical decisions about what a client needs and does not need represents a threat to the health of those being served.


Anxiety Disorder Interview Setting Dissociative Disorder Factitious Disorder General Medical Setting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel M. Turner
    • 1
  • Michel Hersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Psychological StudiesNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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