Interview in Behavioural and Health Settings


The concept interview within a psychological assessment context is employed with two different meanings: as an information tool and, in a broader sense, as the professional interaction between client and psychologist. In this study, we will employ the concept to talk about the procedure to gather information both in clinical and health contexts. In both cases, the interview is the most used tool when a verbal interaction takes place between a professional and a client (or clients). The interview has a main goal: to obtain the maximum information possible in order to develop a functional analysis. This analysis will provide the basis to understand and to modify the problem when necessary. On the other hand, the interview, in addition to the use of questionnaires, ...

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