When Interviewing, Let the End Decide the Beginning
I concluded another Beat The Boards! course last week and was struck by how subtle is the difference between a great interview and one that misses the mark. Learn this simple concept to avoid becoming examiner road-kill.
The Good and The Bad of Substance Use
At the recent Psychiatry Oral Board Prep Course I was again reminded that it takes some nuance to get patients to open up about the nature of their drug use and the associated consquences of the use. Interestingly, in the interviews I observed, the patients were even less eager to talk about the bad consequences of their drug use than about the amount and type of substances they used. To counter this reticence, here is an interview approach I’d like to share with you.