Clinician's Thesaurus, 6th Edition: The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports / Edition 6

Clinician's Thesaurus, 6th Edition: The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports / Edition 6

by Edward L. Zuckerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572304375

ISBN-13: 9781572304376

Pub. Date: 08/30/2005

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Now in a revised and updated sixth edition, this perennially popular resource provides quick and handy access to the entire language of the mental health professions. More than a giant collection of synonyms, the book includes thousands of useful words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately…  See more details below

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Now in a revised and updated sixth edition, this perennially popular resource provides quick and handy access to the entire language of the mental health professions. More than a giant collection of synonyms, the book includes thousands of useful words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape raw data into effective reports. Updated for compliance with HIPAA privacy regulations, the sixth edition features easier-to-navigate, reorganized contents; numerous additional terms; matched listings for DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9 diagnostic criteria; many helpful website addresses; and much more--all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304376
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/30/2005
Series:
The Clinician's Toolbox Series
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents


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 Other Behavior Patterns
II. Standard Terms and Statements for Wording Psychological Reports
A. Introducing the Report
4. Beginning the Report: 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. Couple and Family Relationships
17. Vocational/Academic Skills
18. Recreational Functioning
19. Other Specialized Evaluations
D. Completing the Report
20. Summary of Findings and Conclusions
21. Diagnostic Statement/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. Treatments for Specific Disorders and Concerns
28. Listing of Common Psychiatric and Psychoactive Drugs
29. Psychiatric Masquerade of Medical Conditions
Appendices: A. Abbreviations in Common Use
B. Annotated Readings in Assessment, Interviewing, and Report Writing

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