This is an exciting course, as it is your introduction to interviewing and assessing clients whether your program emphasis is in either Chemical Dependency Counseling or Mental Health Counseling. This course will provide you with a broad exposure to interviewing techniques with emphasis on understanding the client’s point of view and a greater grasp on how to see assess the client in the context of developing a therapeutic alliance.
Diagnosis Made Easier: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians By James Morrison. New York, NY: The Guilford Press: 2006. ISBN10: 1593853319
Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change (2nd ed.). By William R. Miller & Stephen Rollnick. New York, NY: The Guilford Press: 2002. ISBN-10: 1572305630