Where to Start and What to Ask: An Assessment Handbook

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Pub. Date: 1993-01-17
Publisher(s): W. W. Norton & Company
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Summary

A "sink or swim" philosophy frequently prevails in mental health settings today. This book is intended to help therapists and especially beginning students organize their approach to the initial phase of treatment. It enables therapeutic neophytes to navigate even rough clinical waters with competence and assurance.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
The How and Why of This Book: An Introduction xi
How to Conduct the First Interview with an Adult
1(12)
Looking, Listening, and Feeling: The Mental Status Examination
13(19)
How to Think About Your Client's Health: The Medical History
32(12)
How to Conduct the First Interview with a Family
44(14)
How to Conduct the First Interview with a Child
58(20)
How to Take a Developmental History
78(9)
How to Conduct the First Interview with a Couple
87(14)
How to Determine Whether a Client Might Hurt Somebody---Including You
101(11)
How to Determine Whether a Client Might Hurt Herself
112(16)
How to Determine Whether a Client Is a Substance Abuser
128(10)
How to Assess Children for Neglect, Abuse, and Sexual Abuse
138(15)
What Psychological Testing Is and When You Might Ask for It
153(9)
How to Write an Assessment
162(10)
Where You Go from Here
172(3)
Index 175

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