The original delightful and practical tool
Through seven editions and twenty years this book has guided 350,000 clinicians as they interviewed clients and then constructed clear, comprehensive, individualized reports in all of the mental health professions and settings.
The whole language of American mental health is here organized for rapid access and choice. The first part offers large collections of questions for all aspects of mental status and for evaluating all symptoms. Then each chapter if filled with words and phrases used to describe Histories, Response to the Examination, Mental Status, Affects, Thought Processes and Contents, Personality Diagnoses, Treatment Recommendations, Prognoses, and much more. Here you will find the only complete crosswalk of the diagnoses from DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM.
You will actually enjoy reading this reference and “tool” book combination.
A Selection of Behavioral Science Book Service for many years
From the publisher
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. It is what a seasoned clinical carries around in his or her head but better organized and more accessible
Updated for compliance with HIPAA privacy regulations, the seventh edition adds easier-to-navigate ‘thumbs,” reorganized contents; numerous additional terms; paired listings for DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9 diagnoses; many helpful website addresses; and much more–all in a large 8 1/2 by 11 inch format with an expensive but convenient lay-flat binding.