Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize key skills and behaviors for a psychologist conducting a clinical interview.
  2. Define rapport as it relates to a clinical interview.
  3. Explain major techniques that a clinician may use during a clinical interview.
  4. Evaluate the potential impact of note taking during the clinical interview.
  5. Describe characteristics of a clinician’s office that may contribute to successful clinical interviews.
  6. Differentiate among the types of clinical interviews.
  7. Propose ways a psychologist could acknowledge cultural differences while interviewing clients from differing backgrounds.