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All 10 questioned used in the interview are effective as they help to get important information about the client. The client responded to these questions speedily and comprehensively. However, many questions did not describe LaMar’s feelings and emotions, although this information can be used to better understand the factors associated with mental disorder.

Ways to improve the effectiveness of the questions

It is possible to improve the effectiveness of the questions through the use of the information that will describe the client’s psychological state, his feelings and emotions in this or that situation.

Evaluating interviewing techniques

 PARAPHRASE

Interviewer: So Deputy Kraft’s behavior affects another deputy that is on rotation.

SUMMARY

Interviewer: You are worried and anxious about the negative behavior of Deputy Kraft who frequently uses his cell phone at work and refuses to become a team player.

REFLECTION

Interviewer: To some degree you want to take the position of the supervisor.

Interviewer: To some degree you want to train Deputy Kraft in other activities assigned to his position.

CLARIFICATION

Interviewer: When you say that this issue is an officer safety issue and it needs to be addressed, are you also referring to all positions in their sphere?

Ways to improve the effectiveness of the techniques

In order to improve the effectiveness of the techniques, it is necessary to better understand the major factors that lead to client’s problems, improve listening skills, and try to learn more about the client’s feelings and emotions. The information gathered during the interview can aid in treatment planning for the client because it contains many important facts about his psychological state and the major causes of his concern.

Some ethical issues that could arise during the interview

Some ethical issues that could arise during the interview include privacy and confidentiality (the client’s confidential information should not be disclosed), informed consent of the client, and others. For example, Deputy Kraft is asked about the client without the client’s informed consent, or confidential information about the client is revealed unintentionally to other clients these examples are ethical issues that could arise during the interview. The ethical interviewer would deal with each of these issues because it is his duty to provide privacy and confidentiality of the client’s information and informed consent (Barlow, 2010, p. 193).

Conclusion

Interviewing can be effectively used to assess the client’s problems and formulate the appropriate hypotheses and conclusions. Interviewing techniques can help to improve the quality of interview. Only thoughtful and well-planned interview can be effective in acquiring important information about the client. The interview discussed in this paper is well-planned, although there are some weak points (it would be better to learn more about the client’s feelings and emotions in the situation described by the client).

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