Interviewing in action: process and practice

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Brooks/Cole Pub., 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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Clinical wisdom, hands-on practice, and practical suggestions gleaned from work "in the trenches" are all provided in this flexible learning package that combines the immediacy and realism of video with the pedagogical effectiveness of a carefully-structured text. Professors can choose to use the text alone, use the video alone, or use the two together.In this one-of-a-kind learning package, Bianca Cody Murphy, a counseling psychologist, and Carolyn Dillon, a social worker, draw on their years as teachers, supervisors, and clinicians to provide today's students with an integrated learning tool unparalleled in the field. The authors not only lead students step by step through the development of a wide range of skills commonly used in practice, but also focus on the development of the professional "self", addressing knowledge base, values, attitudes, and purposeful use of the self. Underlying themes of the book and the video include focusing on a strengths perspective, providing an ecologicalview on behavior, and understanding that there is more than "one right way" to respond to a client.Both the text and video address the complexity of issues clinicians, especially beginning clinicians, confront in today's interview environments, often while struggling with limited time and few resources. The text shows diverse clinicians using a range of skills with clients. If the professor chooses to use the text/video package, students will be able to read assigned c

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Bianca Cody Murphy, Ed.D., is Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College and a licensed psychologist practicing with Newton Psychotherapy Associates. Her research focuses on the clinical and health issues of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. She has served as president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility and as chair of both the American Psychological Association's Committee on Women in Psychology and the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest.

Carolyn Dillon, LICSW, is a Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Social Work and a longtime clinician, supervisor, and consultant to practice agencies. She has received awards for teaching excellence from Boston University, from the School of Social Work's Alumni Association, and from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Carolyn has 35 years of practice experience with adults coping with mental illness, family breakdown, and health challenges. She is the author of LEARNING FROM MISTAKES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE and also volunteers as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages.