Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1 Introduction to Interviewing for Assessment 1 Chapter 2 Interviews as Part of a Comprehensive Assessment 11 Chapter 3 Steps in Interviewing for Assessment 19 Chapter 4 Interviewing Strategies 29 Chapter 5 The School-Based Mental Status Exam 47 Chapter 6 Interviewing Culturally Diverse Interviewees 57 Chapter 7 Strategies for Interviewing Young Children 73 Chapter 8 Interviewing to Clarify and Classify Problems 81 Chapter 9 Interviewing About Academic Performance 107 Chapter 10 Interviewing to Understand Strengths and Resources 117 Chapter 11 Interviewing in High-Risk Situations: Suicide Assessment 131 Chapter 12 Pulling It All Together and Communicating the Results of Assessment Interviews 145 Appendix 1-Child and Adolescent Interview Protocol 153 Appendix 2-Questions About Language and Culture 157 Appendix 3-Process of Deferential Diagnosis 159 Appendix 4-School-Based Mental Status Evaluation 161 Author Index 165 Subject Index 173
MICHAEL HASS, PHD, is a Professor of Scholarly Practice in the Counseling and School Psychology graduate programs at Chapman University. Dr. Hass has over 30 years of experience as a School Psychologist and psychotherapist, and holds California licenses in Educational Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Clinical Counseling. He serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Contemporary School Psychology, and co-authored Writing Useful, Accessible, and Legally Defendable Psychoeducational Reports with Jeanne Anne Carriere. In 2016, he earned the California Association of School Psychologists' Sandra Goff Memorial award for exemplary contributions to the profession of School Psychology in California and the nation.