Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Craig, R. J. 2010. Interview Assessment. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Surveys reveal that the clinical interview is the most frequently used assessment method among 95% of psychologists (Watkins, Campbell, Nieberding, & Hallmark, 1995). Although there are general factors that influence the content and structure of a clinical interview, perhaps the single most guiding factor is the theoretical orientation of the psychologist. There are primarily four major theoretical orientations that are popular among psychologists today: psychodynamic, client-centered (which has merged with humanistic and existential orientations), cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches.
- clinical interviewing;
- forensic evaluations;
- motivational interviewing