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Published: 13 June 2018

264 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190876845

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Interviewing for the Helping Professions

A Comprehensive Relational Approach

Second Edition

Fred McKenzie and Nicole Nicotera

  • Features rich case examples from a variety of disciplines to demonstrate the subtle complexity of interviewing
  • Presents real-life scripts from clinical cases in combination with an approach to engage the reader in critically thinking about what the interviewer does well and what they could do differently
  • Includes a list of recommended readings, media, and internet sources at the end of each chapter

New to this Edition:

  • New content emphasizing the emotional foundation of interviewing and the importance of social justice/attention to the problem of microaggressions
  • New additions to the case example interviews labeled as "Comment on Process" that provide insights into clinical thinking and challenge the reader to consider how they might respond to the client, if they were the interviewer
  • An expanded section entitled "Individual Interviews across the Lifespan: Children, Adolescents, Adults"
  • Updated sections covering interviewing in severe mental health cases and experiences of schizophrenia