The main components of the CFI are:
All these materials are available at the 'Early Development and Home Background' section of the American Psychiatric Association website.
We have included a sample of questions and adapted them by substituting most occurrences of the term 'problem' with 'experience'. Where appropriate, we advise using the person’s own definitions and words when enquiring about their experience.
Keep in mind that the information elicited in the interview can be used to enhance personal recovery by exploring aspects of a consumers’ strengths and goals as well as life areas that are problematic.