Clinician's Thesaurus, 4th Edition: The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports / Edition 4

Clinician's Thesaurus, 4th Edition: The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports / Edition 4

by Edward L. Zuckerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898628423

ISBN-13: 9780898628425

Pub. Date: 04/14/1995

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Now in its revised and expanded fifth edition, the Clinician's Thesaurus makes constructing meaningful reports easier than ever before. This popular guidebook provides quick and handy access to the entire language of the mental health professions. More than a giant collection of synonyms, the Thesaurus offers practical guidelines for how to shape raw…  See more details below

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Now in its revised and expanded fifth edition, the Clinician's Thesaurus makes constructing meaningful reports easier than ever before. This popular guidebook provides quick and handy access to the entire language of the mental health professions. More than a giant collection of synonyms, the Thesaurus offers practical guidelines for how to shape raw data into a cogent report. Thousands of useful words, phrases, and interview questions are provided to help practitioners collect the client information they need and accurately describe almost any clinical situation. New features of the fifth edition include numerous additional terms; an integrative introduction and overview; reproducible forms for documenting client mental status and producing a managed-care compatible treatment plan; updated listings of psychiatric medications; and suggested readings on assessment and report writing. The book is designed for maximum ease of use with a large format and lay-flat binding. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable tool for professionals who wish to streamline their reporting tasks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898628425
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/14/1995
Series:
Clinician's Toolbox Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and an Invitationix
Getting Oriented to the Clinician's Thesaurus1
What Is the Clinician's Thesaurus and What Does It Do?1
How This Book Is Organized--Its Structure2
Understanding the Style and Format of the Chapters3
A Functional Guide to Report Construction8
Some Ways to Use the Clinician's Thesaurus16
A Cautionary Note and Disclaimer17
Part I.Conducting a Mental Health Evaluation
1.Beginning and Ending the Interview21
2.Mental Status Evaluation Questions/Tasks26
3.Questions about Signs, Symptoms, and Other Behavior Patterns44
Part II.Standard Terms and Statements for Wording Psychological Reports
A.Introducing the Report
4.Beginning the Report: Preliminary Information79
5.Referral Reasons87
6.Background Information and History92
B.The Person in the Evaluation
7.Behavioral Observations103
8.Responses to Aspects of the Examination114
9.Presentation of Self124
10.Emotional/Affective Symptoms and Disorders129
11.Cognition and Mental Status143
12.Abnormal Signs, Symptoms, and Syndromes162
13.Personality Patterns203
C.The Person in the Environment
14.Activities of Daily Living235
15.Social/Community Functioning240
16.Couple and Family Relationships242
17.Vocational/Academic Skills249
18.Recreational Functioning256
19.Other Specialized Evaluations258
D.Completing the Report
20.Summary of Findings and Conclusions269
21.Diagnostic Statement/Impression272
22.Recommendations290
23.Prognostic Statements295
24.Closing Statements297
Part III.Useful Resources
25.Treatment Planning and Treatment Plan Formats301
26.Formats for Reports, Evaluations, and Summaries323
27.Listing of Common Psychiatric and Psychoactive Drugs337
28.Psychiatric Masquerade of Medical Conditions348
Appendices
A.Abbreviations in Common Use359
B.Conversions of Scores Based on the Normal Curve of Distribution364
C.Annotated Readings in Assessment, Interviewing, and Report Writing365
Feedback Solicitation Form367
About the Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus, Version 5.0369
References371
Index381

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