By Barbara Allan
The old fashioned Midwestern city of Serenity is set to hit the small monitor. Brandy Borne and her dramatically ditzy mom, Vivian, can be starring in old Sleuths, a truth television exhibit in line with the duo's antiquarian adventures--and their troubling expertise for fixing lethal crimes. What larger taking pictures set than a creepy previous residence, the location of a 60-year-old unsolved awl murder?The place is ideal until eventually Bruce Spring, the show's manufacturer, meets a deadly axe-ident, mortally mauled like the home's past proprietor. the 1st suspect at the cutting block turns out typecast for the position of killer--he used to be chanced on on the scene of the assault, clutching a stained awl. yet as Brandy and Vivian chop round for clues, lots of different suspects stick out their necks. . .
It turns out the show's cameraman clashed with Bruce--could he be the wrongdoer? What concerning the acrimony among Andrew, the harried house owner, and Bruce, whose dirt-digging documentary all yet accused Andrew of the unique unsolved crime? And who's riding that blood-red Toyota that retains making unscripted cameo appearances? If Brandy and Vivian are going to unravel this secret, they'll need to be additional cautious to not finally end up at the slicing room floor--in pieces!
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Such conflicts are most likely to cause maladaptive behaviors or symptoms when the patient is not clearly aware of them. The meaning of an event in the context of the patient’s life course is another focal issue which may contribute to illness. What is the patient's motivation and capacity for treatment? Whatever the clinician’s view of the presenting problem, the patient’s wishes and capacities are major determinants of treatment choice. Some patients seek relief of symptoms; some wish to change their behavior or the nature of their relationships; some want to understand themselves better.
They are less useful in a general psychiatric assessment where the scope and focus of the interview cannot be preordained. In the usual clinical situation, while the interviewer may have a standardized general plan of approach, he or she must adapt the degree of structure to the individual patient. Open-ended, nondirective questions derive from the psychoanalytic tradition. They are most useful for eliciting and following emotionally salient themes in the patient’s life story and interpersonal history.
In the example cited in the previous paragraph, the interviewer might inaccurately perceive a polite patient as rigid and hostile due to unconscious biases (countertransference) based on his relationship with his own rigidly polite parent. The entire range of countertransferential interviewer attitudes toward the patient, from aversion to infatuation, might similarly bias judgment. General Features of Psychiatric Interviews Situational factors General features of psychiatric interviews Patients’ attitudes toward the interview will be strongly influenced by the situation in which the consultation arises.
Antiques Chop (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, Book 7) by Barbara Allan