Interviewing for the Helping Professions: A Comprehensive Relational Approach (2nd edition)

Fred McKenzie; Nicole Nicotera
Pub date
Jun 2018
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Interviewing for the Helping Professions can help both the beginning professional and the veteran interviewer understand the nature and purpose, technique, meaning, emotions, and outcomes of the interviewing process. The text also provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and technique so crucial to meaningful interviewing, while emphasizing the emotional significance of the interaction. Rich case examples from a variety of disciplines are used to demonstrate the subtle complexity of interviewing. Each chapter ends with a list of recommended readings, media, and internet sources.


Author Bios
Chapter 1: Theoretical Foundations of Interviewing
Chapter 2: What Is Interviewing and How Is It Done?
Chapter 3: Ethical Interviewing
Chapter 4: Types of Interviewing
Chapter 5: Interviewing with Cultural Competence
Chapter 6: Interviewing in Various Modalities Across Age-Groups
Chapter 7: Use of Self in Interviewing
Chapter 8: Interviewing in Mental Health Cases
Chapter 9: Interviewing Clients with Addictions and Dual-Diagnosis Problems
Chapter 10: The Phases of Interviewing: Beginning, Middle, and Termination

About the author: 

Nicole Nicotera, PhD, LICSW, is a social work educator and coordinator of the clinical skills training and the mind body courses for the Master of Social Work program at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, where she also teaches mixed methods research for the PhD program. She is also a licensed independent clinical social worker with training and practice experience in the use of experiential therapies, expressive arts therapies, and other modalities with youth, family-youth groups, and couples. She is an active community engaged scholar and collaborates with community agencies to conduct research on their programs and help them use the results of that research to create stronger programs.; Fred R. McKenzie, PhD, MSW, is Director of the School of Social Work and Director of the Doctor of Social Work Program at Aurora University in Illinois. He has been a full-time faculty member at Aurora since 1991. Previously, Professor McKenzie served as Associate Director for Clinical Services at SPECTRUM Youth and Family Services and Executive Director of Barrington Youth Services. He has maintained a private practice for over thirty years. McKenzie is the author of Theory and Practice with Adolescents and Understanding and Managing the Therapeutic Relationship.

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