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Psychiatric Clinical Skills

Revised 1st Edition

by (author) David S. Goldbloom

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Initial publish date
Mar 2010
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2010
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2009
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Psychiatric Clinical Skills is a practical guide to engaging and assessing people who have mental health problems. Written by a team of experienced clinicians, it focuses on “what to ask” and “how to ask” and covers a wide spectrum of clinical problems and settings. It includes a chapter written from the perspective of people who live with mental health problems.

As well as covering the full range of mental health disorders, the guide includes informaition about:

  • culture competence
  • assessment of children, adolescents and older adults
  • assessment of families
  • use of standardized rating scales
  • documentation.

Each chapter includes easy-to-use features such as clinical vignettes, chapter overviews and key-point summaries.

About the author

David S. Goldbloom, MD, FRCPC, is the senior medical advisor, Education and Public Affairs, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldbloom serves as Vice-Chair to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He works with the commission and CAMH to combat the stigma that still surrounds mental illness and addictions, recognizing stigma as one of the biggest impediments to progress in overcoming these issues in our society today.

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