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Clinician's Thesaurus, 5th Edition The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports,9781572305694

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

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9781572305694

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157230569X
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Pub. Date:
7/7/2000
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The Guilford Press
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Edward L. Zuckerman, PhD, clinical psychologist, has been in independent practice for more than 15 years in medical and office settings. He serves as a consultant to the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and to the Social Security Disability Determination Division, and has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and an Invitation ix
Getting Oriented to the Clinician's Theasurus 1(1)
What Is the Clinician's Thesaurus and What Does It Do?
1(1)
How This Book Is Organized---Its Structure
2(1)
Understanding the Style and Format of the Chapters
3(5)
A Functional Guide to Report Construction
8(8)
Some Ways to Use the Clinician's Thesaurus
16(1)
A Cautionary Note and Disclaimer
17(4)
PART I. Conducting a Mental Health Evaluation
Beginning and Ending the Interview
21(5)
Mental Status Evaluation Questions/Tasks
26(18)
Questions about Signs, Symptoms, and Other Behavior Patterns
44(35)
PART II. Standard Terms and Statements for Wording Psychological Reports
Introducing the Report
Beginning the Report: Preliminary Information
79(8)
Referral Reasons
87(5)
Background Information and History
92(11)
The Person in the Evaluation
Behavioral Observations
103(11)
Responses to Aspects of the Examination
114(10)
Presentation of Self
124(5)
Emotional/Affective Symptoms and Disorders
129(14)
Cognition and Mental Status
143(19)
Abnormal Signs, Symptoms, and Syndromes
162(41)
Personality Patterns
203(32)
The Person in the Environment
Activities of Daily Living
235(5)
Social/Community Functioning
240(2)
Couple and Family Relationships
242(7)
Vocational/Academic Skills
249(7)
Recreational Functioning
256(2)
Other Specialized Evaluations
258(11)
Completing the Report
Summary of Findings and Conclusions
269(3)
Diagnostic Statement/Impression
272(18)
Recommendations
290(5)
Prognostic Statements
295(2)
Closing Statements
297(4)
PART III. Useful Resources
Treatment Planning and Treatment Plan Formats
301(22)
Formats for Reports, Evaluations, and Summaries
323(14)
Listing of Common Psychiatric and Psychoactive Drugs
337(11)
Psychiatric Masquerade of Medical Conditions
348(19)
Appendices
A. Abbreviations in Common Use
359(5)
B. Conversions of Scores Based on the Normal Curve of Distribution
364(1)
C. Annotated Readings in Assessment, Interviewing, and Report Writing
365(2)
Feedback Solicitation Form 367(2)
About the Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus, Version 5.0 369(2)
References 371(10)
Index 381


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