PsychiatryOnline.org Feature: Clinical Manual for the Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents

Book of the Month: July
Clinical Manual for the Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents
By Claudio Cepeda, M.D.

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July brings Clinical Manual for the Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents, by Claudio Cepeda, M.D.

Because of the importance of the interview in assessing behavioral disorders of childhood, practitioners need to refine the techniques they normally use with adults. This book offers a comprehensive and practical guide to the child and adolescent psychiatric interview, providing an outline of how first to elicit data from younger patients and their families, then how to organize and integrate this information to form a definitive program of care. Clinical Manual for the Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents shows how to focus the exploration of common psychiatric syndromes while offering guidance in such matters as general principles of interviewing, use of the AMSIT in mental status examinations, and evaluation of both internalizing and externalizing symptoms.

The manual is exceptionally practical, illustrated with clinical vignettes and enhanced with quick-reference tables that summarize key points. In addition to covering the psychiatric evaluation, it also brings users up to speed on such topics as neuropsychiatric assessment, psychiatric formulation, comorbidities, resistances, and countertransference. It expands greatly on the coverage in the author’s previous book, Concise Guide to the Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents, and features five new chapters.
“Anyone who wonders how best to approach psychiatric interviewing of children and adolescents will find this work a valuable guide,” wrote the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry of Dr. Cepeda’s Concise Guide. His manual now offers an even better handle on these difficult-to-manage situations.

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You’ll have access to Clinical Manual for the Psychiatric Interview of Children and Adolescents as a PDF download for the month of July.

 

 

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