PSYCG 1520: Clinical Appraisal and Interviewing I

Credits 3.0
This course provides the student with basic principles and techniques of clinical interviewing and assessment. The approach is both didactic and experiential with the student conducting mock interviews of patients. Emphasis is placed not only on understanding verbal information but also on meta-communication including body language, voice quality, and pacing, and other aspects of nonverbal interpersonal interaction. Students are introduced to differential diagnosis, report writing, inferential analysis, diversity issues related to appraisal and interviewing, and psychological inference.


Must be taken concurrently with PSYCG 1521; PSYCG 1572 Psychopathology: Anxiety-Based and Personality Disorders; PSYCG 1573 Psychopathology: Psychotic and Mood Disorders.