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Since when have they noted that the client is not the same in regard to academics as he or she used to be? Had they done anything about it so far? If so what? After their efforts had there been any improvement? When did they decide to consult a counselor? Work history: What occupation is the client involved? How regular is the client for work? Has the client been complaining about work place? If so what? Generally how has the client been fairing in work? What is their perception about client’s relationship in the workplace? With Boss: With colleagues: With subordinates: If Married: Relationship with spouse in terms of Day to day dealings Sex life Work relationship (if spouse is working) Relationship with children Relationship with opposite sex persons Decision making (who takes the decision – spouse or self) Sharing of work at home with the spouse Relationship with spouse’s relatives Relationship with spouse’s friends Record every issue in detail verbatim, that is as is being narrated by the patient’s family members.
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24 All the cases should be written verbatim in a narrative style. What questions were asked by the psychologist and what answer was given by the client. At the time of answering the questions how was the client answering? (For instance was the client hesitating? Was the client free in communicating? Was the client evading any question? Was the client focusing on the interview? What was the general demeanour of the client while answering in the interview session? Was the client in a hurry to finish the interview and go off? Was the client showing unwillingness to continue with the interview? An example of how to write the interview session is given below: Client’s name: Interview No: Date: Session No: Time: Purpose of the Interview: The client was referred to me for taking a detailed case history. Start of the session: The client Ms.Y came in. I greeted her and asked her to please come in and take her seat. She was accompanied by her husband. I offered him also a seat. However as the interview started I asked Ms.Y if it would be all right we both talked alone and her husband waited for a while outside. It is always important that we meet the client alone first and hear her version before interviewing those who accompany. The reason is that such a behaviour on the part of the psychologist makes the client feel good and contributes to establishing rapport quickly. The client’s appearance : The client was well dressed, neat and clean. She looked bright but somewhat anxious. I decided to make sure that the client is comfortable and told her that she can make herself at home here and whatever she would tell me will be kept completely confidential. Only that information which she says can be passed on to other family members would be done so. I am a psychologist working here and she can feel free to convey whatever she wants.
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