Diagnostic Interviewing

  • Daniel L. Segal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel L. Segal, Andrea June, Marissa Pifer
      Pages 3-28
    3. Catherine Miller
      Pages 29-53
    4. Thomas B. Virden III, Melissa Flint
      Pages 55-75
    5. Brenna N. Renn, Samantha E. John
      Pages 77-102
    6. Brian P. Yochim, Stephanie Potts
      Pages 103-126
  3. Specific Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Cierra B. Edwards, Amber L. Billingsley, Shari A. Steinman
      Pages 129-153
    3. Michelle L. Davis, Elizabeth McIngvale, Sophie C. Schneider, Wayne K. Goodman, Eric A. Storch
      Pages 155-177
    4. Osnat Lupesko-Persky, Lisa M. Brown
      Pages 179-211
    5. Leilani Feliciano, Amber M. Gum, Katherine A. Johanson
      Pages 213-238
    6. Samantha L. Connolly, Christopher J. Miller
      Pages 239-260
    7. Jason E. Peer, Zachary B. Millman
      Pages 261-292
    8. Neil Bockian
      Pages 293-323
    9. Catherine E. Paquette, Jessica F. Magidson, Surabhi Swaminath, Stacey B. Daughters
      Pages 325-347
    10. Caroline F. Pukall, Tony Eccles, Stéphanie Gauvin
      Pages 349-373
    11. Brittany K. Bohrer, Danielle A. N. Chapa, Alexis Exum, Brianne Richson, Michaela M. Voss, Kelsie T. Forbush
      Pages 375-400
    12. Tyson D. Bailey, Stacey M. Boyer, Bethany L. Brand
      Pages 401-424
  4. Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Rebecca A. Grossman, Niza A. Tonarely, Jill Ehrenreich-May
      Pages 427-454
    3. Rachael Spalding, Emma Katz, Barry Edelstein
      Pages 455-480
    4. Jay M. Behel, Bruce Rybarczyk
      Pages 481-503
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 505-522

About this book


A cornerstone of the professional relationship and a vital prerequisite to treatment, the diagnostic interview sets the tone for the interventions to follow. This welcome update to the formative reference includes coverage of foundational and advanced skills and strategies for effective diagnostic interviewing. Completely revised and updated to correspond to the DSM-5 and to reflect the latest innovations in theory and practice, the book offers a wealth of useful interviewing strategies and techniques. Specific interviewing approaches are discussed for diverse settings and diverse clients across a variety of presenting problems and disorders, as well as keys to ensuring that the interview process is effective and clinically sound. As with its predecessors, this volume emphasizes the value of the interview as the foundation for treatment planning, intervention, and the therapeutic relationship.


Among the topics covered:

  • Interviewing strategies, rapport, and empathy.
  • Presenting problem, history of presenting problem, and social history.
  • The mental status examination.
  • Consideration of neuropsychological factors in interviewing.
  • Specific disorders including depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, substance use disorders, and sexual disorders.
  • Special populations, including children, older adults, and interviewing in health psychology and medical settings.

Previous editions of Diagnostic Interviewing have been used in the training and education of diverse mental health professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other clinicians such as marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. This Fifth Edition will continue this tradition, aiding students, new practitioners, and seasoned clinicians.


Rapport anxiety assessment diagnosis health psychology mood disorder psychology psychological disorders mental health diagnosis psychological assessment psychological interview DSM-V clinical interviewing behavioral assessment psychopathology evaluation of mental disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel L. Segal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ColoradoColorado SpringsUSA

Bibliographic information