A Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) increases the validity of assessment. Why is this the case? Provide an example of a situation in which failing to administer a CFI could have detrimental effects on a patient’s diagnosis and/or treatment.
Your friend recently shared that they are scheduled for a psychological assessment because they are having increasing academic difficulties. They are worried, anxious, and concerned about the assessment.
What would you share with them about the assessment process to alleviate some of their fears? What are some questions you might ask your friend to better understand what they are going through?