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Psychiatric Clinical Skills, Revised First Edition
David S.Goldbloom, MD FRCPC
CAMH Publications / Softcover / Mar 2010
9781770523784 (ISBN-10: 1770523782)
Psychiatry / Toronto-Area Authors
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408 pages
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Psychiatric Clinical Skills is a succinct, hands-on introduction to the art of diagnostic interviewing, the mental health professional’s primary assessment tool. The authors present a practical, step-by-step guide to interviewing, from the first contact with a patient to giving the patient a summary of what you have learned.

Psychiatric Clinical Skills:

* covers the full range of mental health settings: office, clinic, inpatient unit, and emergency room
* discusses the specific contexts of diagnostic interviewing and how they affect the types of questions you ask
* integrates the knowledge and experience of a respected team of senior academic clinicians
* includes easy-to-use features such as clinical vignettes, chapter overviews, key point boxes and suggested readings
* ends with a chapter—written by two journalists who have personal experience with the mental health system—that looks at the therapeutic relationship through the eyes of patients and their families.

“For students of various mental health professions, this book will serve as a thorough introduction to the range of clinical skills needed in mental health practice. For practising clinicians, it will be a helpful source of ideas as to how to make one’s clinical skills and assessment comprehensive and knowledgeable as well as compassionately and meeting patients’ needs… I believe that this most useful and timely book will become a classic text that no department of psychiatry should be without.”—Paul Grof, MD, FRCPC, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry


Contributing Authors



1. General Principles of Interviewing
David S. Goldbloom
2. The Use of Standardized Rating Scales in Clinical Practice
R. Michael Bagby, David S. Goldbloom, and Fiona S. M. Schulte
3. Documentation
David S. Goldbloom
4. Cultural Competence in Psychiatric Assessment
Lisa Francesca Andermann and Hung-Tat (Ted) Lo
5. Assessment of Patients with Depression
Benjamin I. Goldstein and Anthony J. Levitt
6. Assessment of Patients with Psychosis
Natasja Menezes and Robert Zipursky
7. Assessment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder
Andrea J. Levinson and L. Trevor Young
8. Assessment of Patients with Anxiety Disorders
Neil A. Rector and Paul D. Arnold
9. Assessment of Patients with Personality Disorders
Paul S. Links
10. Assessment of Patients with Eating Disorders
Allan S. Kaplan and Lara J. Ostolosky
11. Assessment of Patients with Substance-Related Disorders
Peter Selby and Curtis Handford
12. Suicide and Suicidality
Isaac Sakinofsky
13. Assessment of Patients with Somatization
Susan E. Abbey
14. Forensic Assessment
Philip Klassen and Percy Wright
15. Emergency Assessment
Jodi Lofchy
16. Assessment of Medical/Surgical Patients
Jarret D. Morrow, Mark R. Katz, and Gary Rodin
17. Assessment of Patients with Neurological Disorders
Anthony Feinstein
18. Assessment of Patients with Intellectual Disabilities
Elspeth A. Bradley and Sheila Hollins
19. Assessment of Patients for Insurance and Disability
Barbara J. Dorian and Ash Bender
20. Assessment of Children
Joseph H. Beitchman and Corine E. Carlisle
21. Assessment of Adolescents
Pier Bryden and Mark Sanford
22. Assessment of Older Adults
Kenneth I. Shulman and Ivan L. Silver
23. Family Assessment
Gabor I. Keitner, Christine E. Ryan and Nathan B. Epstein
24. What Matters to Us: Perspectives of Patients and Families
Scott Simmie and Julia Nunes


Author Information:
David S. Goldbloom, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Senior Medical Advisor, Education and Public Affairs, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.

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