structured interviewing

The above video is a short example of an intake interview using a structured measure called the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-V (SCID-5). While watching this video notice the similarities and differences between the interview using the SCID-5, and the previous semi-structured interview. Both interviewers use empathetic and reflective statements to help establish rapport and gather more information. However, the interviewer using the SCID-5 follows much more closely the specific symptoms of depression from the DSM-V, even using specific phrases such as most of the day, on most days and asking specifically about the last two weeks. She even tells the client that she will come back to some broader issues that do not fit the specific order of the interview.

Which type of interview would you prefer as the interviewer? What about as the patient? Why?