Wandering Interviews

  • James BinderEmail author
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


The clinician evaluates the interview process itself, especially during the opening phase of the interview. She scans for the possibility of a shut-down or wandering interview. We examined an example of shut-down communication in Chap. 1. This chapter focuses on the other extreme, the wandering interview.


Interview Process Opening Phase Irrelevant Information Head Nodding Parental Anxiety 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marshall University School of MedicineHuntingtonUSA

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