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Clinician's Thesaurus, 4th Edition: The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports Spiral-bound – Apr 14 1995

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  • Spiral-bound: 364 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; Fourth Edition edition (April 14 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898628423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898628425
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22.9 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #344,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Clinician's Thesaurus is a very readable reference, with practical utility for beginning clinicians. My students valued the easy access to professional nomenclature, and credited the Thesaurus with helping them produce informed, useful reports." --James C. Thompson, Ed.D., University of Louisville, Dept of Educational and Counseling Psychology; Book used for Individual Assessment course

"The Clinician's Thesaurus has proven useful in preparing students for internship. Students say they refer to it during internship, finding it helpful as they develop skills in clinical documentation." --Christine Turner, M.S., L.P.C., ATR-BC, NCC, Marylhurst College, Graduate Program in Art Therapy; Book used for: Pre-Internship Seminar

"The text is a very handy reference for psychologists in training. It is quite comprehensive. I am using it for two different courses, as an adjunct to standard texts." --Brooke J. Cannon, Ph.D., Marywood College, Scranton, PA; Courses: Introduction to Psych Testing and Introduction to Ind. Psychotherapy; Graduate level

"Personal use a clinical supervisor and therapist--it is the best resource!" --William R. Olcott, Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI; Course: Assessment and Diagnosis; Undergraduate level, 25 students

"Excellent resource book for students in a class that is geared to prepare for practicum in their following semester." --Steve Dubbin, Ph.D., Miami Institute of Psychology; Course: Core Conceptualization Seminar, graduate level

"This is my most valuable professional book out of many that I own--it's my clinical companion!" --Ms. Dee Lafitte, BCSW

"I've been using the Clinician's Thesaurus since the first one came out. It has been such a fantastic tool that I purchased several for other clinicians. It's good for more than writing reports--one can learn a great deal in one's clinical work. I have recently left a community mental health center where I worked for nine years doing intakes, assessments, and diagnoses. I can't tell you how valuable your book has been to me." --Sister Dorothy Maloney, RSM, DMin

"I wish I'd had this book when I was in graduate school. It would have made my life a lot easier, made my reports better, and speeded my development as a clinician." --Paul Loera, Ph.D.

"An excellent and valuable reference to make life simpler and easier." --Arthur Freeman, Ed.D.

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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HASH(0x9f08215c) out of 5 stars Every clinician will benefit! Nov. 22 2001
By DeeAnna Merz - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound
This guidebook offers so much you will use it time and time again. With sections on what questions to ask, different formats for writing reports and progress notes, abbreviations, DSM reference, and medical conditions that masquerade as mental illness, you will find this book invaluable. Great for students who are new to diagnosis and report writing and a wonderful tool for the skilled clinician in avoiding stale reports and progress notes.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f0821b0) out of 5 stars Clinicians Thesaurus 6th Ed. Oct. 17 2005
By R. King - Published on
Format: Paperback
As a clinician in an Emergency Room, this is a very important tool of the trade. This offers concise, descriptive information on the symptoms, and enhance accurate report writting. It is compliant to HIPAA/JCAHO guildlines. It's presentation is easy to understand and presentation has an interview like flow to the presentation of the information. It offers definations, formats, concise medical terminalogy, and dual listing with the MSM-IV-TR as well as the ICD-9.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f0825e8) out of 5 stars Excellent resource Nov. 11 2006
By Robert H. Silver - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A great companion for the newly practicing therapist to "get in the groove." An ongoing resource when one's flow of words is just dribbling rather than flowing. Preferred the ease of the earlier editions' spiral bounding - but the CD has been adequate compensation.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f0825d0) out of 5 stars Great help Nov. 5 2006
By J. Bailey - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is great to refer to when writing psychological reports. It provides professional ways to state things within a psychological report. This is very helpful when you are drawing a blank on how to express something. It also provides information on different aspects of the clinical interview and how to word questions which can be very helpful to look over every once in awhile for a refresher.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f082a8c) out of 5 stars Great resource!! Aug. 13 2007
By T. Carder - Published on
Format: Paperback
A friend, who is working on her LCSW clinical hours, recommended this book. I am an MSW student and while studying methods for doing psychosocial assessments this book was a very valuable resource. It has words and phrases that are clear, succinct, and convey meaning quickly and clearly.

I highly recommend it for all MSW students, social workers, and LCSW's.