From the Back Cover
Instructive guide to preparing informative and accurate assessmentreports for a variety of individuals and settings
Assessment reports are central to the diagnostic process and areused to inform parents, clients, and clinicians, among others,about academic problems, personality functioning,neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses, behavioral problems,and the like. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provideshandy, quick-reference information, using the popular Essentialsformat, for preparing effective assessment reports.
This book is designed to help busy mental health professionalsquickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to writeeffective psychological assessment reports. Each concise chapterfeatures numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulletedpoints, and extensive illustrative material, as well as testquestions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of theinformation covered.
This practical guide focuses on efficiently and effectivelycommunicating referral and background information, appearance andbehavioral observations, test results and interpretation, summaryand diagnostic impressions, and treatment recommendations. Theauthors provide examples of both good and bad case report writingand highlight ethical issues and topics relevant to presentingfeedback. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing is the onlypocket reference illustrating how to prepare an effectiveassessment report.
About the Author
Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, PhD, is a psychologist at The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California.
Nancy Mather, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Special Education at University of Arizona.
Nadeen L. Kaufman, EdD, and Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, are on the faculty at Yale University and are Essentials of Psychological Assessment series editors.