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, 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 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 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.