Clinician's Thesaurus: The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports

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Guilford Press, 2000 - Psychology - 385 pages
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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.

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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.

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