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Nine unnumbered chapters, plus an introduction, short sections on the elements of psychotherapy, organizing framework, and an example of a short interview comprise this primer. The index seems appropriate. The preface defines the book's goal as teaching interviewing for the first 2 years of medical studies; the second half of the book is aimed toward the psychiatric clerkship. It is also valuable to physicians other than psychiatrists; the author explains the psychodynamics of the doctor-patient relationship. The introduction adequately describes each section and aims at the use of nontechnical terms. A short bibliography ends most sections.
The author writes smoothly,
Psychiatric Interviewing: A Primer.. Ann Intern Med. ;97:162. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-162_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):162.
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