Where to Start and what to Ask: An Assessment Handbook

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 1, 1993 - Medical - 182 pages
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A "sink or swim" philosophy frequently prevails in mental health settings today. This book is intended to help therapists and especially beginning students organize their approach to the initial phase of treatment. It enables therapeutic neophytes to navigate even rough clinical waters with competence and assurance.
  

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User Review  - Lisa P. - Goodreads

Informative easy read that touches on many topics. Example of how to write an assessment in the last chapter. Read full review

Review: Where to Start and What to Ask: An Assessment Handbook

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

This is a very helpful book. The author writes like she is reading your mind, and answers your questions. I would recommend it to anyone doing social work/addiction counseling etc. Read full review

Contents

five How to Conduct the First Interview
58
six How to Take a Developmental History
78
eight How to Determine Whether a Client Might
101
ten How to Determine Whether a Client
128
twelve What Psychological Testing Is and When
153
fourteen Where You Go from Here
172
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Susan Lukas, MSW, LCSW, received her degree in social work from Hunter College and practiced in New York City and in Nyack, New York. She died in 2008.

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