Clinician’s Thesaurus, 7th Edition: The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports (CLINICIAN’S TOOLBOX)

With over 350,000 in print, the Clinician’s Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more–all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding.

New to This Edition
*References, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated.
*Additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and varieties of violent behaviors.
*Sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing.
*More online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales.

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3 Comments

  1. Obsolete This book was once a must-have! Unfortunately, it is no longer as beneficial as it once was. With the release of the ICD-10 and the impending release of the DSM-5, the diagnostic coding section of this reference is all but worthless. I strongly suggest that potential buyers wait for the 8th edition. The Interview portion may still have a bit of useful information; however, it will most certainly be updated in the revision. Give this one a pass unless you really want to shell out another…

  2. Excellent and useful So far, so good. This book seems to contain every permutation for almost any question or situation that could come up in a clinical interview or during treatment. Needless to say, it’s too much to memorize. But it’s an excellent reference in case you got stuck and needed to check something so as to refine your technique. Sometimes it’s all about semantics, and this book helps you put just about everything in a more tactful way to allow you to glean more information.

  3. a must this is a must for any clinician or school psychologist or social worker who wants to write quality and comprehensive reports. I strongly encourage all my interns and grad students to purchase it as a career investment.

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