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Writing Psychological Reports: A Guide for Clinicians / Edition 2

Writing Psychological Reports: A Guide for Clinicians / Edition 2

by Greg J. Wolber, William F. Carne
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This new second edition brings the same refreshing matter-of-fact guidance that made the first edition so popular with both students and professionals. Although the suggested format for psychological evaluations remains essentially the same, the authors have updated and expanded several sections within that format to enhance the quality of the evaluation report. A new section, Notification of Purpose and Limits of Confidentiality, has been added and new material on background information and the use of collateral information has been included. New examples have been added to supplement and clarify the text and a new example of a full report is presented. The Recommendations section has also been modified to incorporate specific strengths and problem areas. This book offers a wealth of descriptive information, organizing questions, guidelines, and other strategic information to make your written report as clear, comprehensive, and error free as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568870762
Publisher: Professional Resource Exchange, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Edition description: 2ND Edition
Pages: 143
Sales rank: 992,591
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionv
Chapter 1Before Beginning1
Rationale for a Report1
Fundamental Guidelines2
Confidentiality and Ethics8
The Report Writer10
The Organization of the Report10
Chapter 2Preresults Sections13
Report Heading and Demographic Information13
Reason for Referral14
Notification of Purpose and Limits of Confidentiality17
Evaluation Instruments and Sources of Information18
Background Information18
Behavioral Observations23
Chapter 3Results Section: Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning33
Orientation, Sensation/Perception, and Cognitive Focus37
Orientation (Sensorium)37
Cognitive Focus (Concentration and Attention)39
Intellectual Functioning40
Academic Achievement43
Language Functioning44
Other Specific Cognitive Functions45
Visuomotor Functioning45
Localization and Degree of Impairment50
Reporting Questionable Findings51
Conclusion: Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning52
Chapter 4Results Section: Personality Functioning53
Theoretical Formulation56
Emotional Factors59
Intrapsychic Factors65
Ego Defenses and Underlying Affect67
Overt Manifestation of Intrapsychic Issues71
Intrapsychic Self-Perception and Identity71
Interpersonal Functioning75
Interpersonally Passive-Active/Hostile-Dependent76
Issues of Autonomy (Independence)78
Position Within Family79
Social Functioning and Dynamics81
Social Skills83
Social Learning Style, Manipulation, and Secondary Gains83
Sexual Feelings and Behaviors85
Interpersonal Conflicts86
Conclusion: Personality Functioning87
Chapter 5Impressions/Diagnoses89
Chapter 6Summary and Recommendations91
The Management of Specific Areas of Concern93
Immediate Needs96
The Integration of Strengths97
Other Hints for Recommendations98
Chapter 7Conclusion101
Appendix APsychological Evaluation Format: Guideline Questions105
Appendix BPsychological Evaluation Format113
Appendix CExample: Confidential Psychological Evaluation121
Cited References133
Additional References136
Subject Index139

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