Clinician's Thesaurus, 5th Edition: The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports / Edition 5

Clinician's Thesaurus, 5th Edition: The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports / Edition 5

by Edward L. Zuckerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 157230569X

ISBN-13: 9781572305694

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

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:
9781572305694
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
The Clinician's Toolbox Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
Acknowledgments and an Invitation
Getting Oriented to the Clinician's Thesaurus
I. Conducting a Mental Health Evaluation
1. Beginning and Ending the Interview
2. Mental Status Evaluation Questions/Tasks
3. Questions about Signs, Symptoms, and Behavior Patterns
II. Standard Terms and Statements for Wording Psychological Reports
A. Introducting the Report
4. Preliminary Information
5. Referral Reasons
6. Background Information and History
B. The Person in the Evaluation
7. Behavioral Observations
8. Responses to Aspects of the Examination
9. Presentation of Self
10. Emotional/Affective Symptoms and Disorders
11. Cognition and Mental Status
12. Abnormal Signs, Symptoms, and Syndromes
13. Personality Patterns
C. The Person in the Environment
14. Activities of Daily Living
15. Social/Community Functioning
16. Relationships
17. Vocational/Academic Skills
18. Recreational Functioning
19. Other Specialized Evaluations
D. Completing the Report
20. Summary of Findings and Conclusions
21. Diagnostic Statements/Impression
22. Recommendations
23. Prognostic Statements
24. Closing Statements
III. Useful Resources
25. Treatment Planning and Treatment Plan Formats
26. Formats for Reports, Evaluations, and Summaries
27. Listing of Common Psychiatric and Psychoactive Drugs
28. Psychiatric Masquerade of Medical Conditions
Appendices: Abbreviations in Common Use. Conversions of Scores Based on the Normal Curve of Distribution. Annotated Readings in Assessment, Interviewing, and Report Writing

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