The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5, Clinician Version (SCID-5-CV), is a semi-structured interview for making DSM-5 diagnoses. It is administered by a clinician or a trained mental health professional that is familiar with the DSM-5 classification and diagnostic criteria.
The User’s Guide provides instructions on how to use the SCID-5-CV effectively and accurately. It not only describes the rationale, structure, conventions, and usages of the SCID-5-CV, but also discusses in detail on how to interpret and apply the specific DSM-5 criteria for the disorders included in the SCID-5-CV. A number of sample role-play and homework cases are also included to help clinicians learn how to use the SCID-5-CV.