Essentials of Assessment Report Writing / Edition 1

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Overview

Assessment reports are central to the diagnostic process and are used to inform parents, clients, and clinicians, among others, about academic problems, personality functioning, neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses, behavioral problems, and the like. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provides handy, quick-reference information, using the popular Essentials format, for preparing effective assessment reports. This book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to write effective psychological assessment reports. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. This practical guide focuses on efficiently and effectively communicating referral and background information, appearance and behavioral observations, test results and interpretation, summary and diagnostic impressions, and treatment recommendations. The authors provide examples of both good and bad case report writing and highlight ethical issues and topics relevant to presenting feedback. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing is the only pocket reference illustrating how to prepare an effective assessment report.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471394877
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series , #22
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 384,894
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series preface
1 Introduction and overview 1
2 Technical aspects of writing 11
3 Referral and background information 31
4 Behavioral observations 55
5 Test results and interpretation 82
6 Diagnostic impressions summary 105
7 Personality assessment 120
8 Recommendations 153
9 Special issues in report writing 183
10 Illustrative case reports 212
App Information about tests cited in the text 268
References 275
Annotated bibliography 279
Index 281
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