Adult clinical interview

Why a detailed history

In the light of proficiency, when someone visits a professional for seeking help relating to psychological needs, it is important to systematically identify the contents in the clinical discussion. While you would speak about your troubles, emotions and concerns, which have been bothering you, we as experts would make a mental and active note of what you feel and try to identify why you feel so. There are many events in your life that may have relevance to the issues being addressed at present. In our detailed clinical interview with you, we would achieve a summary of all the relevant details that would help us to help you understand your emotional issues and find productive and systematic ways to deal with them.

What we need to know

We understand the turmoil related to a psychological conflict. More often than not, people try to overcome these battles without help. Everyone wants to be a fighter, but at some point the get wounded and that may warrant nursing and assistance. We at MINDFRAMES wish to gauge your troubles in a non-threatening and non-invasive manner. We wish to assess what is relevant to your current emotional state and are well aware of events and occurrences in life that contribute to a present mind-set. We only wish to know what you choose to disclose to us. We respect the comfort and preferences of all our patients and we would in no way invade on personal space.

Interview process

We initially offer an open-ended invitation just to talk about the reasons for the evaluation. We encourage free speech, when the clients and patients are free to rattle on about whatever comes to their mind. We note that most people respond with a few sentences, while some have extensive sagas about suffering and we respect them all alike. After free association we offer open-ended invitation to elaborate on the issues at hand. Rapport is the sense of mutual trust and understanding that helps people work together. We respect that sometimes our clients may be severely distressed and have differing opinions during the interview process. However we do respect the same and offer our best effort to break communication barriers and empathize as much as we can with our clients and patients.

Respecting confidentiality

We understand and respect confidentiality of all patients and clients. We (under ethical conventions) never disclose information about our patients and clients to any external source. Information gained in our clinical setting stays within the walls of the clinic. Even in relationship issues and interpersonal conflicts where we speak to the different people involved, care is taken to regard the privacy of each member in that session. In television interviews, news appearances, media presences and research presentations too, we never quote patients or clients except in a few cases where we have taken their permission and concealed their identity prior to doing so. We offer with utmost empathy and understand what our clients feel.

Unconditional care

MINDFRAMES does not discriminate patients based on their gender, appearance, financial status or race. We see international and local clients with the same zest; conduct all our assessment workshops in the international schools as well as unaffording municipal schools (as part of our social responsibility initiative), conduct programs in multiple languages when needed and we formulate all therapeutic protocols based on the well-deliberated individual need. We expect our patients and clients to follow our cognitive protocols, medication (as and when prescribed) and maintain electronic communication (emails, messages, online consultations) to help our patients empathically, respectfully and unconditionally. We hope and strive to assure holistic wellness for those we treat.

Our goals

We believe in patient care at the utmost. Thus our goals are to offer quality care and abide by high professional standards. We target:

  • Punctuality in appointments
  • Clearness in communication
  • Putting our patients at ease
  • Non discriminatory attitude
  • Allowing for free expression
  • Unconditional trust and regard
  • Giving patients their due time
  • Assisting personality change
  • Maintaining professionalism
  • Keeping clinical boundaries
  • Offering therapeutic options
  • Maintaining good follow up

Our expectations

A good therapeutic relationship emerges from positive and reliable connection between the patient (client) and the therapist.

  • Openness in communication
  • Trust in the treating expert
  • Regular and timely follow up
  • Adherence to the treatment
  • Punctuality in appointments
  • Honestly reporting distress
  • Honesty regarding medication

What we aim to achieve

The goal is to build trust and gain adequate information about the problems in order to get the most optimal solutions for the patient.

  • Reaching an accurate diagnosis
  • Reliability, trust and consistency
  • Optimum therapist-client rapport
  • Responsiveness from the client
  • Active client (patient) involvement

Why trust the therapist?

We offer unconditional acceptance of thought processes, empathize and hold regard for the patient’s views. We do so by:

  • Assuring confidentiality
  • Allowing free association
  • Facilitating options
  • Working in synch with clients