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Clinician's Thesaurus, 6th Edition The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports,9781572304376

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

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Pub. Date:
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Edward L. Zuckerman received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and remained there as an adjunct teacher of personality psychology and human sexuality for 14 years. He taught abnormal psychology at Carnegie Mellon University for 9 years and now consults to the Social Security Disability Determination Division. He was in the independent general practice of clinical psychology for more than 15 years and has worked in state hospitals and community mental health centers. He lives on a small farm in Pennsylvania with his wife, a daughter, and their horses, chickens, dogs, cats, geese, and ducks.

Table of Contents

Getting Oriented to the Clinician's Thesaurus 1(1)
What Is the Clinician's Thesaurus and What Does It Do?
1(1)
How This Book Is Organized
2(1)
Understanding the Style and Format of the Chapters
3(5)
A Functional Guide to Report Construction
8(6)
Further Guidelines and Advice on Report Writing
14(2)
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(4)
Structuring the Interview
21(1)
Introducing Yourself and Noting Possible Communication Difficulties
21(1)
Assessing the Client's Understanding of the Interview Situation
22(1)
Obtaining Informed Consent
22(1)
Other Points for All Interviews
23(1)
Eliciting the Chief Concern/Complaint/Issue
23(1)
Eliciting the Client's Understanding of the Problem
23(1)
Dimensionalizing the Concern/Problem
24(1)
Ending the Interview
24(1)
Mental Status Evaluation Questions/Tasks
25(17)
Introduction to the Mental Status Questions
25(1)
Background Information Related to Mental Status
26(1)
Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale
26(1)
Glasgow Coma Scale
27(1)
Orientation
27(1)
Attention
28(1)
Concentration
29(1)
Comprehension of Language
29(1)
Eye-Hand Coordination/Perceptual-Motor Integration/Dyspraxia/Constructional Ability
30(1)
Memory
30(2)
Fund of Information
32(2)
Opposites
34(1)
Differences
34(1)
Similarities
34(1)
Absurdities
35(1)
Calculation Abilities
35(1)
Abstract Reasoning/Proverbs
36(1)
Paired Proverbs
37(1)
Practical Reasoning
37(1)
Social Judgment
38(1)
Decision Making
38(1)
Self-image
39(1)
Insight into Disorder
39(1)
Mental Status Evaluation Checklist
39(3)
Questions about Signs, Symptoms, and Other Behavior Patterns
42(37)
Introduction to the Questions about Signs, Symptoms, and Behavior Patterns
42(1)
Abuse (Nonsexual)/Neglect of Spouse/Elder
43(1)
Abuse (Nonsexual)/Neglect of Child
44(1)
Abuse (Sexual) of Child or Adult
44(1)
Affect/Mood
45(1)
Anxiety
46(1)
Compliance--Noncompliance with Treatment
46(1)
Compulsions
46(1)
Delusions
47(2)
Depression
49(1)
Dissociative Experiences
50(1)
Eating Disorders
51(2)
Gay and Lesbian Identity Formation
53(1)
Hallucinations
53(2)
Illusions
55(1)
Impulse Control/Violence
55(1)
Mania
55(1)
Obsessions
56(1)
Organicity/Cognitive Disorders
57(1)
Pain, Chronic
57(1)
Paranoia
58(1)
Phobias
59(1)
Self-Injury
59(1)
Sexual History
59(3)
Sexual Identity/Transgender Issues
62(1)
Sleep
62(2)
Substance Abuse: Drugs and Alcohol
64(8)
Substance Use: Tobacco and Caffeine
72(1)
Suicide and Self-Destructive Behavior
72(7)
PART II. Standard Terms and Statements for Wording Psychological Reports
A. Introducing the Report
Beginning the Report: Preliminary Information
79(8)
Heading and Dates for the Report
79(1)
Sources of Information for the Report
80(1)
Identifying Information about the Client
80(2)
Self-Sufficiency in Appearing for Examination
82(1)
Consent Statements
82(1)
Reliability Statements
83(2)
Confidentiality Notices
85(2)
Referral Reasons
87(5)
Statement of Referral Reason
87(1)
Common Referral Reasons for Children at Home
88(1)
Common Referral Reasons for Children at School
88(2)
Common Referral Reasons for Children at Both Home and School
90(2)
Background Information and History
92(11)
History/Course of the Present/Chief Complaint/Concern/Problem/Illness
92(1)
Medical History and Other Findings
93(1)
Personal, Family, and Social Histories, and Current Social Situation
94(3)
Adjustment History
97(1)
Social History for a Disability Examination
98(1)
Family Genogram/Family Tree/Pedigree
98(5)
B. The Person in the Evaluation
Behavioral Observations
103(11)
Appearance, Physical
103(3)
Clothing/Attire
106(1)
Communication Qualities
107(1)
Movement/Activity
108(2)
Speech Behavior
110(3)
Other Behavioral Observations
113(1)
Responses to Aspects of the Examination
114(8)
Reaction to the Context of the Evaluation
114(2)
Attention/Concentration/Effort
116(1)
Response to the Methods of Evaluation/Tests/Questions
117(1)
Persistence/Motivation
118(1)
Relationship with the Examiner
119(2)
Response to Success/Failure/Feedback
121(1)
Presentation of Self
122(5)
Dependency-Surgency
122(1)
Presence/Style
122(1)
Self-Image/Self-Esteem
123(1)
Social Sophistication/Manners
124(1)
Warmth-Coldness
124(1)
Other Aspects of Self--Presentation
124(3)
Emotional/Affective Symptoms and Disorders
127(14)
General Aspects of Mood and Affects
127(1)
Anger
128(1)
Anxiety/Fear
129(2)
Bipolar I Disorder
131(1)
Bipolar II Disorder
131(1)
Cyclothymia
131(1)
Depression
132(4)
Guilt/Shame
136(1)
Mania
137(2)
Panic
139(1)
Seasonal Affective Disorder
139(1)
Sexuality
139(1)
Other Affects/Emotional Reactions
140(1)
Cognition and Mental Status
141(17)
No Pathological Findings: Summary Statements
141(1)
Arithmetic
142(1)
Attention
142(1)
Concentration/Task Persistence
142(1)
Consciousness Levels
143(1)
Decision Making
143(1)
Dementia
144(1)
Information
145(1)
Insight
145(1)
Intelligence, Development, and Cognition: Assessment
146(2)
Intelligence Scores: Classifications
148(1)
Memory
148(3)
Moral/Social Judgment and Knowledge
151(1)
Motivation for Change: Summary Statements
152(1)
Orientation
152(1)
Reality Testing
152(1)
Reasoning/Abstract Thinking/Concept Formation
153(1)
Social Maturity
154(1)
Stream of Thought
154(3)
Test Judgment: Summary Statements
157(1)
Other Summary Statements for Mental Status
157(1)
Abnormal Signs, Symptoms, and Syndromes
158(41)
Abuse
158(1)
AIDS Dementia Complex
159(1)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
159(3)
Autsim Spectrum Disorders
162(1)
Battered-Woman Syndrome
163(1)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
164(1)
Compulsions
165(1)
Conduct Disorder
165(1)
Delusions
166(1)
Denial
167(1)
Depersonalization and Deralization
168(1)
Dual Diagnoses
168(1)
Eating Disorders
168(3)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
171(1)
Gambling
171(1)
Hallucinations
172(1)
Homicide Risk Factors
173(1)
Illusions
174(1)
Impulse Control Disorders
174(2)
Malingering
176(2)
Obsessions
178(1)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
178(1)
Pain Disorder/Chronic Pain Syndrome
178(2)
Paranoia
180(1)
Phobias
180(1)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
180(1)
Postconcussive Syndrome
181(1)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
182(1)
Rape Trauma Syndrome
183(1)
Schizophrenia
184(1)
School Refusal/Avoidance/``Phobia''
185(1)
Self-Injurious Behavior
185(1)
Sexual Abuse, Child
186(1)
Sexual Impulsivity/``Addiction''/``Compulsion''
187(1)
Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications/Adverse Drug Reactions
187(1)
Sleep Disturbances
188(2)
Stalking
190(1)
Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence
190(4)
Suicide
194(5)
Personality Patterns
199(30)
Assessment of Personality
199(2)
Cognitive or Thinking Styles
201(1)
Interpersonal Diagnoses of Personality
202(1)
A and B Personality Types
202(1)
``Addictive'' Personality
203(1)
Aggressive Personality
204(1)
Antisocial Personality
204(2)
Authoritarian Personality
206(1)
Avoidant Personality
207(1)
Borderline Personality
207(2)
Codependent Personality
209(2)
Compulsive Personality
211(1)
Dependent Personality
212(2)
Dissociative Identity Disorder
214(1)
Histrionic Personality
215(1)
Hypochondriacal Personality
216(1)
Narcissistic Personality
217(1)
``Nervous'' Personality
218(1)
Normal/Healthy Personality
219(1)
Obsessive Personality
220(1)
Paranoid Personality
221(2)
Passive-Aggressive Personality
223(1)
Sadistic Personality
223(1)
Schizoid Personality
224(1)
Schizotypal Personality
225(1)
Self-Defeating Personality
225(4)
C. The Person in the Environment
Activities of Daily Living
229(5)
Assessment
229(1)
Assistance Level Required
229(1)
Child Care
230(1)
Chores/House Care/Domestic Skills
230(1)
Cooking
230(1)
Financial Skills
230(1)
Hazard Recognition and Coping
231(1)
Living Situation/Level of Support Needed
232(1)
Quality of Performance
232(1)
Self-Care Skills
232(1)
Shopping
233(1)
Transportation
233(1)
Summary Statements
233(1)
Social/Community Functioning
234(2)
General Lifestyle
234(1)
Involvement in Social/Community Activities
235(1)
Problems/Conflicts in Community Relating
235(1)
Couple and Family Relationships
236(5)
Assessment of Families at Intake
236(2)
Child Rearing/Raising: Aspects
238(1)
Couple Relationships: Aspects
238(1)
Family Interviewing Method
239(1)
Systemic Family Evaluations
240(1)
Vocational/Academic Skills
241(7)
Basic Work Skills
241(3)
History of Work
244(1)
Language Skills: Reading and Writing Ability
244(1)
Math Ability
245(1)
Special Considerations for Disability Reports
246(1)
Vocational Competence/Recommendations
246(2)
Recreational Functioning
248(2)
Entertainment: TV/Radio/Music
248(1)
Hobbies
248(1)
Participation/Performance Quality
248(1)
Reading Materials
249(1)
Sports
249(1)
Other Specialized Evaluations
250(11)
Coping Ability/Stress Tolerance
250(1)
Culturally Sensitive Formulations
250(2)
Developmental Stages
252(1)
Financial Competence/Competence to Manage Funds
252(1)
Homosexual Identity: Stages of Formation
253(1)
Impairment's Effects on a Person
254(1)
Puberty
254(1)
The Refugee Process
255(1)
Religious and Spiritual Concerns
256(1)
Testamentary Competence/Competence to Make a Will
257(4)
D. Completing the Report
Summary of Findings and Conclusions
261(3)
Overview
261(1)
Beginning the Summary
261(1)
Summary of Previous Information
261(1)
Relevant Findings and/or Conclusions
262(1)
Diagnostic Statement
262(1)
Consultations and Further Evaluations
262(1)
Summarizing Treatment
262(2)
Diagnostic Statement/Impression
264(27)
Qualifiers for Diagnosis
264(1)
ICD Versions
264(1)
DSM-IV-TR
265(1)
Anxiety Disorders
265(1)
Mood Disorders
266(3)
Stress and Adjustment Disorders
269(1)
Personality Disorders
270(1)
Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified
271(1)
Childhood Disorders
271(4)
Eating and Elimination Disorders
275(1)
``Organic'' Cognitive Conditions
275(3)
Substance--Related Disorders
278(4)
Psychotic Disorders
282(1)
Sleep Disorders
283(1)
Somatoform Disorders
284(1)
Psychological Factors Affecting a Medical Condition
284(1)
Dissociative Disorders
285(1)
Sexual Dysfunctions and Disorders
286(2)
Factitious Disorders
288(1)
Medication-Induced Movement Disorders
288(1)
V Codes, Etc.
288(2)
Axis IV: Psychosocial and Environmental Problems
290(1)
Axis V: Global Assessment of Functioning Scale
290(1)
Recommendations
291(5)
Need for Treatment
291(1)
Treatments of Choice
292(1)
Treatment Options/Case Disposition
293(1)
Types of Therapies/Services
294(2)
Prognostic Statements
296(2)
General Prognostic Statement
296(1)
Other Statements
296(2)
Closing Statements
298(5)
Value of the Information
298(1)
Thanking the Referrer
298(1)
Continued Availability
298(1)
Signature, Etc.
299(4)
PART III. Useful Resources
Treatment Planning and Treatment Plan Formats
303(20)
The Flow and Nature of Treatment Planning
303(1)
Some Advice on Writing Treatment Plans
303(1)
Various Formats for Treatment Plans
304(4)
A Treatment Plan Format for Managed Care Organizations
308(10)
Treatment Plan Components for Clients with Substance Abuse
318(2)
Treatment Plan Components for Crisis Interventions
320(1)
Checklist of Strengths
320(1)
Outcome Measures/Goal Achievements
321(2)
Formats for Reports, Evaluations, and Summaries
323(11)
A Standard Format for Reports of Evaluations
323(1)
Format for Psychodynamic Evaluations: Developmental Model
324(1)
Format for Psychodynamic Evaluations: Structural Model
325(1)
Behavioral Diagnosis
326(1)
Themes for Evaluations from an Existential Perspective
327(1)
Adlerian Evaluations
328(1)
Transactional Analysis
329(1)
Nursing Diagnoses and Treatment Planning
329(1)
Child Assessment Outline
330(1)
Vocational and Nonclinical Personality Evaluations
331(1)
Formats for Therapy Notes
332(2)
Treatments for Specific Disorders and Concerns
334(5)
Abuse/Aggression/Violence/Impulsive Behaviors
334(1)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
334(1)
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
335(1)
Asperger's Syndrome
335(1)
Bipolar I Disorder
335(1)
Bipolar II Disorder
335(1)
Borderline Personality Disorder
335(1)
Dementia
335(1)
Dissociative Identity Disorder
335(1)
Dual Diagnosis
336(1)
Pathological Gambling
336(1)
Hypochondriacal Personality
336(1)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
336(1)
Obsessive--Compulsive Disorders
336(1)
Pain, Chronic
336(1)
Phobias
337(1)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
337(1)
Religious and Spiritual Concerns
337(1)
Schizophrenia and Psychosis
337(1)
Stalking
337(1)
Strengths and Positive Psychology
338(1)
Substance Abuse
338(1)
Types of Therapies
338(1)
Listing of Common Psychiatric and Psychoactive Drugs
339(7)
Listing of Medications by Both Trade and Generic Names
339(5)
Finding Street Drugs' Names
344(1)
Results of Medication Treatment: Descriptors
344(1)
Resources for the Clinician
345(1)
Psychiatric Masquerade of Medical Conditions
346(13)
Introduction
346(1)
Anxiety
346(1)
Sexual Dysfunction
347(1)
Depression
347(1)
Mania
348(1)
Organic Brain Syndrome/Dementia
348(2)
Psychosis
350(1)
Medication-Induced Psychiatric Conditions
350(3)
Appendices
Abbreviations in Common Use
353(4)
Clinicians/Mental Health Professionals
353(1)
Treatment
354(1)
Diagnoses and Conditions
355(1)
Relations
355(1)
General Aids to Recording
355(1)
Legal Terms
356(1)
Medication Regimens
356(1)
Educational Services
356(1)
Annotated Readings in Assessment, Interviewing, and Report Writing
357(2)
Feedback Solicitation Form 359(2)
About the Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus, Version 6.0 361(2)
References 363(8)
Index 371

Excerpts

"Now in a revised and expanded 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."--BOOK JACKET.


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