Clinical Skills I: Interviewing Skills
Full course description
The aim of this skills training is to teach students basic clinical interview skills needed for interviewing and diagnosing patients suffering from psychopathology (symptoms). After this course, students will be able to administer semi-structured interviews covering the reason for referral, chief complaint, history of the presented problem(s), mental state examination, and the developmental and social assessment and diagnoses (DSM-5). Students should be able to diagnose and classify the presented problem(s) and to suggest the type of treatment required. Students must be able to report the information retrieved from the interview in a structured manner and using professional language.
Students will be able to:
- classify disorders according to the DSM-5;
- conduct a clinical assessment, conduct interviewing skills regarding psychopathology (symptoms), administer semi-structured interviews, report in professional language.