PSY-511 Interviewing and Alliance (W22)
Skills taught in this course will serve as an integrative foundation throughout the program. Role-play, peer coaching, and experiential exercises will underline the importance of self-knowledge for maintaining patterns of self-care and the need to assess and establish an interpersonal and intrapersonal resource base for effective provision of psychotherapy. Students will learn basic interviewing skills through exercises including focusing, following, attending, paraphrasing, open questioning, and reflecting. They will be introduced to advanced skills including immediacy, bridging, discrepancy resolution, information giving, summarizing, closure, and repairing the therapeutic alliance. In three-person groups, students practice interviewing and rapport-building skills and elicit information for a Mental Status Examination.