Clinician's Thesaurus The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports

ISBN-10: 157230569X

ISBN-13: 9781572305694

Edition: 5th 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Edward L. Zuckerman

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List price: $40.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 7/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 385
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046

Acknowledgments and an Invitation
Getting Oriented to the Clinician's Thesaurus
What Is the Clinician's Thesaurus and What Does It Do?
How This Book Is Organized--Its Structure
Understanding the Style and Format of the Chapters
A Functional Guide to Report Construction
Some Ways to Use the Clinician's Thesaurus
A Cautionary Note and Disclaimer
Conducting a Mental Health Evaluation
Beginning and Ending the Interview
Mental Status Evaluation Questions/Tasks
Questions about Signs, Symptoms, and Other Behavior Patterns
Standard Terms and Statements for Wording Psychological Reports
Introducing the Report
Beginning the Report: Preliminary Information
Referral Reasons
Background Information and History
The Person in the Evaluation
Behavioral Observations
Responses to Aspects of the Examination
Presentation of Self
Emotional/Affective Symptoms and Disorders
Cognition and Mental Status
Abnormal Signs, Symptoms, and Syndromes
Personality Patterns
The Person in the Environment
Activities of Daily Living
Social/Community Functioning
Couple and Family Relationships
Vocational/Academic Skills
Recreational Functioning
Other Specialized Evaluations
Completing the Report
Summary of Findings and Conclusions
Diagnostic Statement/Impression
Prognostic Statements
Closing Statements
Useful Resources
Treatment Planning and Treatment Plan Formats
Formats for Reports, Evaluations, and Summaries
Listing of Common Psychiatric and Psychoactive Drugs
Psychiatric Masquerade of Medical Conditions
Abbreviations in Common Use
Conversions of Scores Based on the Normal Curve of Distribution
Annotated Readings in Assessment, Interviewing, and Report Writing
Feedback Solicitation Form
About the Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus, Version 5.0
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