Psychological Report Writing Assistant

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2013-11-25
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Expert Report Writing Software—provides a step-by-step guide to writing clinically sound and rich psychological reports

The Psychological Report Writing Assistant software is a highly interactive program that guides the report writer through all phases of writing a report that is comprehensive, includes integrated interpretation, uses everyday language, and answers the referral questions. Key features include:

  • A composition screen with links to resources to facilitate report writing
  • Sample reports with links to guidelines on how to write sections of the report
  • A comprehensive menu of treatment recommendations
  • Search function to identify problem phrases with suggestions for alternative wording
  • Compatible with Microsoft® Windows and some Mac Windows emulator software

Blending the best of science with an appreciation for the art of doing clinical work, the accompanying guide:

  • Describes six core qualities of an optimal psychological report
  • Provides an overview of cognitive, neuropsychological, personality, psychoeducational, and forensic reports
  • Offers guidelines for formatting and completing various sections of a report
  • Discusses recommendations for treatment and for tailoring the report to the individual
  • Includes instructions for navigating the software

Filling the need for an easy-to-use, intuitive tool for organizing and writing relevant psychological reports, Psychological Report Writing Assistant will help you quickly and easily create thorough and complete psychological reports.

Author Biography

GARY GROTH-MARNAT, PhD, ABPP, is an author, lecturer, researcher, and practicing clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. He is the author of the bestselling Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fifth Edition, published by Wiley.

ARI DAVIS maintains a private practice in depth- and psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy in Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley, California. He is also a software developer specializing in the development of expert systems, analysis and reporting, and assessment/diagnostic software in the medical and psychological fields.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

Who this book and software is for

Rationale and philosophy for report writing: An integrative approach

An Introduction to the Psychological Report Writing Assistant

From Software to the Real World

An Overview of How to use this Book and Software

Recommended Reading

Chapter 2. Core qualities of a good report: Principles and strategies


1. Strong connection between referral question and answers in summary/recommendations

2. Readable

3. Interpretations organized according to functional domains

4. Minimal reference to tests and testing

5. Integrated/readable expansion of interpretations that are connected to client’s world

6. Recommendations sufficiently broad, treatment plan integrated with interpretations, related to client’s world

Chapter 3. Format of the psychological report

Referral question

Evaluation Procedures

Behavioral Observations/Mental Status

Background Information

Test Results

Impressions and Interpretations



Chapter 4. Recommendations

Tailoring recommendations to the client

Categories of recommendations


Treatment planning for psychotherapy

Systematic Treatment Selection/Innerlife

Best practices and treatment planning


Further evaluation

Alteration of environment



Chapter 5. Types of reports

The Cognitive Report

The Neuropsychological Report

The Psychoeducational Report

The Personality Report

The Forensic Report

The Vocational Report

Chapter 6. Users Manual: Navigating the Psychological Report Writing Assistant (PRWA)

Appendix A: Annotated psychological report

Appendix B: Checklist for general psychological report

Appendix C: Checklist for forensic psychological report

Appendix D: Resources for report writing: Self help, best practices, innerlife/STS, books on report writing, books with sample reports, internet links with sample reports

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