Interviewing Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: Skills and Strategies for Effective DSM-5 Diagnosis

Interviewing Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: Skills and Strategies for Effective DSM-5 Diagnosis

by James Morrison MD, Kathryn Flegel MD

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This instructive clinical resource has given thousands of clinicians and students essential skills for evaluating infants through adolescents with any type of mental health issue. Principles for conducting age-appropriate clinical interviews with children of varying ages and their parents--including the use of toys, drawing, dolls, and other forms of play--are illustrated with annotated sample transcripts. The book provides crucial information for accurately diagnosing a wide range of mental and behavioral disorders. User-friendly features include concise explanations of diagnostic criteria, coding notes, interview pointers for specific disorders, vivid vignettes, and a sample written report.

New to This Edition
*Current terminology, codes, and diagnostic criteria integrated throughout the case examples and disorder-specific discussions.
*Features both DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM codes.
*Essential Features--prototypes that encapsulate the symptoms and other diagnostic elements of each disorder.
*Reproducible tool (Questionnaire for Parents) that can be downloaded and printed for repeated use.
*Additional disorders and vignettes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462533794
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 493
Sales rank: 361,313
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

James Morrison, MD, is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. With his acclaimed practical books--including DSM-5 Made Easy; Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition; The First Interview, Fourth Edition; Interviewing Children and Adolescents, Second Edition; When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, Second Edition; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook--Dr. Morrison has guided hundreds of thousands of mental health professionals and students through the complexities of clinical evaluation and diagnosis.

Kathryn Flegel, MD, is Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Dr. Flegel was a primary care doctor for 16 years before becoming a psychiatrist. She completed her psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship at OHSU and currently provides inpatient and outpatient care to children, adults, and families. Dr. Flegel is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Table of Contents

I. Interviewing Children and Adolescents
A Background for Evaluating Children and Adolescents
1. Interviewing Informants: The Basics
2. Structuring the First Interview with the Young Patient
3. An Introduction to Development
A Variety of Interviews with Children and Adolescents
4. The Infant/Toddler Interview
5. Play Interview with a 6-Year-Old Girl
6. Play Interview with a 7-Year-Old Boy
7. Interview with a 9-Year-Old Girl
8. The Adolescent Interview
9. The Parent–Child Initial Interview
10. The Written Report
II. DSM-5 Diagnoses Applicable to Children and Adolescents
11. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
12. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
13. Mood Disorders
14. Anxiety Disorders
15. Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders
16. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
17. Dissociative Disorders
18. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
19. Feeding and Eating Disorders
20. Elimination Disorders
21. Sleep–Wake Disorders
22. Gender Dysphoria
23. Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
24. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
25. Cognitive Disorders
26. Personality Disorders
27. Other Diagnostic Issues
Appendix 1. Reference Materials
Appendix 2. Outline of DSM-5 Diagnoses
Appendix 3. A Questionnaire for Parents


Practitioners and students in clinical child/adolescent psychology, psychiatry, counseling, social work, and school psychology. Serves as a text in Child Assessment and Diagnosis courses.

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