Clinical Assessment Questions

1. What type of person was your father and what kind of relationship did you two have?
2. What kind of person was your mother and what kind of relationship did you two have?
3. Do you have any siblings?
4. Are they younger or older and what kind of relationship do you two have?
5. What do you remember most about your childhood?
6. What is your most memorable moments in grade school high school and college if attended?
7. What kind of romantic relationships have you had?
8. Are you in a relationship now? If not would you like to be? Why or why not?
9. What currently makes you the happiest in your life?
10. What currently upsets you the most in your personal life?
11. Do you have any dreams or fantasies that you can remember?
12. Where or how would you like to see yourself five years from now?
13. How is work or school or both going for you?
14. Is there any other important details about you I should know about?
If the patient does have a case of depression due to issues that may have happened throughout his or her life, if any of the question were answered by saying not good. I would ask the patient to go in to more detail about why the relationship with her father is not good. I would also learn if there was something that would help e learn about the patient to help with their depression. The patient should be responding in a way that should tell me what had caused the problems and why there is a possibility that the patient may not be able to let the situation go. I think that these questions can help me learn a lot about their background and see how they were raised which will tell me a lot about them. Also these kinds of questions may make it easier for them to want to open up to me.
            References: Textbook (p). 69-71