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

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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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"I have used the Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus for several years. As my practice has changed with the advent of managed care and the increased demands for reports, this software has helped me keep current on appropriate diagnostic terminology. It provides dynamic, clinically correct descriptions and phraseology that I can easily import into a report without it sounding 'canned,' as I have experienced with other programs. I can produce fresh, pertinent, well-written professional reports in less than half the time. I would recommend it wholeheartedly to colleagues in any related discipline, whether they are producing court reports, managed care reports, custody reports or the myriad others that are demanded of busy professionals." Nora Fleming Young, PhD, Independent Counseling Psychologist

"The Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus is the greatest communication assistant I have ever used. The format of this tool is so user-friendly that it is actually inviting. I can always have the most accurate word before me at the press of a button. It could not be easier and my reports are more professional. This software has transformed my writing skills." C. Dale Ackley, PhD, DMin, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress

About the Author:

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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