psychiatric interviewing and psychological assessment book
"A Brandon/Hill List Book!"

    Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 1999
    (A listing of the most important psychiatry books for a library to have on its shelves)



From the Foreword

"This beautiful and immensely useful book is a great gift. It should stand as the best starting clinical text for all mental health professionals...I predict that beginning clinicians, and many experienced ones, too, will return to this book the way people return to the books they find deepest and most evocative, reading a few pages at a time, to be savored and enjoyed, so its wisdom enters our bones.

    Leston Havens, M.D.
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School


Critical Acclaim for the First Edition

"This is a book I wish I could have written...can be read with interest by expert and novice alike."

    Arthur Wiens, Ph.D.
    Clinical Psychology Review


"The book is rich with case presentations, vivid clinical dialogues, theoretical eclectisism, personal wit, clinical acumen, and undeniable readability. I can't think of any other book that my graduate students enjoy as much, or talk about with more enthusiasm. In my view Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding is unequivocally the best beginning text for mental health professionals, no matter what their discipline."

    David A. Jobes, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    The Catholic University of America
    Washington, DC



"Year in and year out, one of the most popular, if not most popular, required textbooks for our master level students in counseling. Superbly practical yet filled with a sense of compassion."

    Judi Durham, A.P.R.N., M.A., C.S.
    Senior Associate Faculty
    Antioch New England Graduate School


"Rich in information, wisdom, humor, and charm, this book teaches not only interviewing skills but also the attitudes and behaviors that underpin the therapeutic personality and process."

    American Journal of Psychiatry


"Provides a well-balanced synthesis of many approaches from various schools of psychiatry, psychology, and counseling ... written with eloquence and humor."

    British Journal of Psychiatry


"Intensely practical, with a riveting chapter on the assessment of risk for suicide and homicide.

    Canadian Journal of Psychiatry


"A marvelous text on an aspect of psychiatry that often does not receive as much attention as it deserves."

    Hospital and Community Psychiatry