THE CLINICAL INTERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Lucia Tomas-Aragones, Cristiana Voicu, Servando E. Marron

Abstract


The biopsychosocial model encompasses biological, social and psychological processes with the aim of offering a more holistic therapeutic approach. Good communication skills are vital for its application; they help to enhance the patient-physician relationship and can improve health outcomes. The clinical interview is a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic tool, but interviewing techniques are some of the most difficult skills to master and implement. The therapeutic alliance forged during the clinical encounter lays the foundations for ongoing patient care and education. The interview is usually the main source of information, but it is not the only one. Assessment scales, if used wisely, can strengthen the therapeutic alliance and promote treatment adherence. However, when psychological assessment tools are employed, care must be taken to avoid labelling patients witha mental health disorder. Professionals should avoid judgemental language and behaviour at all times.


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