The first meeting between a clinical psychologist and a person requesting a consultation is a crucial moment in professional practice. The way in which the encounter is carried out is a subtle event that requires careful and effective management. This book supplies basic tools for the best possible execution of first-time sessions with individuals at any point of their life-cycles, from childhood to old age. The author widely resorts to illustrative cases in order to draw attention to the main features of this particular relationship: definition of the setting, issues to address, aspects of communication and interpersonal relationships that help analyze requests and identify potential therapeutic pathways. This book is particularly useful for helping relationship professionals, such as clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, and counselors.
Carla Candelori teaches Dynamic Psychology and Psychological Interview Models and Dynamics in at the University of Chieti.