Clinical Skills III: Clinical Interviews for the DSM 5 (SCID-training)
Full course description
The aim of this training is for students to become acquainted with the semi-structured clinical interviews for DSM 5: SCID-CV & SCID-PD. During the training, students receive background information and practical tips about structured clinical interviewing. Furthermore, after having observed the practice of interviewing and scoring (live + video material), students will practice several aspects of the SCID interviews themselves. Special emphasis lies on comparing the patient's answer to a question and the clinical judgement of stating whether or not a certain behavioral criterion is met. In addition, the interviews will be cricitally evaluated and attention will be paid to the interpretation of findings and the explanation of outcomes to clients.
- knowledge of instruments and assessment methods in the field (i.e., semi-structured clinical interviews SCID-CV & SCID-PD, DSM 5 classification rules;
- ability to apply instruments and assessment methods in the field;
- ability to select and apply appropriate research methods;
- ability to critically judge research questions and study designs, taking into account the ethical responsibilities in research and clinical practice;
- ability to critically analyze, assess, evaluate, interpret and synthesize research methods, data, theories and publications in the field;
- ability to effectively communicate in English – in writing and orally, on field related topics;
- ability to communicate scientific theories and empirical findings in an understandable way to both professionals (experts and non-experts) and to lay people (including clients);
- ability to reflect on one’s own professional behaviour (including ethical standards) and development;
- ability to work in a(n international) research setting and/or in an applied/clinical setting;
- ability to read, understand, integrate and critically reflect on research papers, professional reports and new developments.