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Preface xi CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1 Who This Book and Software Are For 1 Rationale and Philosophy for Report Writing: An Integrative Approach 2 An Introduction to the Psychological Report Writing Assistant 6 From Software to the Real World 8 An Overview of How to Use This Book and Software 13 Recommended Reading 14 CHAPTER 2 Core Qualities of a Good Report: Principles and Strategies 15 1. Anchoring Referral Questions to the Summary/Recommendations 16 2. Making the Report Readable 18 3. Impressions and Interpretations Organized According to Domains 21 4. Minimal Reference to Tests and Testing 26 5. Integrated/Readable Expansion of Interpretations That Are Connected to Client?s World 29 6. Recommendations Sufficiently Broad, Treatment Plan Integrated With Interpretations, Related to Client?s World 30 Recommended Reading 31 CHAPTER 3 Format of the Psychological Report 33 Identifying Information 35 Referral Question 35 Evaluation Procedures 37 Behavioral Observations/Mental Status 38 Background Information 40 Test Results 45 Impressions and Interpretations (or Simply ?Findings? for Forensic Reports) 46 Using the Integrated Information Manager 47 Integrating Contradictory Sources of Information 49 Types of Subheadings 54 Summary 60 Recommendations 61 Signature/Title 62 Appendix 62 Recommended Reading 63 CHAPTER 4 Recommendations 65 Tailoring Recommendations to the Client 66 Categories of Recommendations 69 Treatment 70 Treatment Planning for Psychotherapy 71 Systematic Treatment Selection/Innerlife Model 73 Best Practices and Treatment Planning 76 Education/Self-Help 77 Placement 79 Further Evaluation 80 Alteration of Environment 80 Miscellaneous 81 Recommended Reading 81 CHAPTER 5 Types of Psychological Reports 83 Intellectual/Cognitive Reports 84 Neuropsychological Reports 88 Psychoeducational Reports 92 Personality Reports 95 Forensic Reports 99 Vocational/Career Reports 104 Recommended Reading 109 CHAPTER 6 PRWA Overview and Sample Walkthrough 111 Introduction 111 Developing a Psychological Report with the PRWA Wizards 113 Sample Walkthrough: Creating a New Client Record and Developing a Psychological Report 115 Program Security 115 Creating a New Client Record 117 Entering Client Identifying Information 117 Viewing Client Personal Information 118 Starting to Work on the Psychological Report 119 Viewing the Main Report Composition Window 119 Working on Report Content 120 Start Editing Mode 121 Viewing Guidelines and Example Text for the Report Topic 121 Example of Using One of the PRWA Wizards 121 Selecting One or More Common Phrases 122 The PRWA Wizards 123 Using the Outline/Navigation Pane for Quick Positioning 123 Adding Treatment Recommendations Using the Wizard 124 Checking for Potentially Problematic (?Red Flag?) Phrases 126 Previewing, Copying, or Printing the Psychological Report 127 Viewing the Composed and Formatted Report 127 Returning to Report Composition 128 Finishing Your Work Session 128 Closing the Program 128 Conclusion 129 APPENDIX A: Annotated Psychological Report 131 APPENDIX B: Checklist for General Psychological Report 143 APPENDIX C: Checklist for Forensic Psychological Report 147 APPENDIX D: Selected Resources for Psychological Report Writing 151 References 155 Author Index 163 Subject Index 165 About the Author and Software Developer 173 About the CD-ROM 175
GARY GROTH-MARNAT, PhD, ABPP, is an author, lecturer,researcher, and practicing clinical psychologist andneuropsychologist. He is the author of the bestselling Handbookof Psychological Assessment, Fifth Edition, published byWiley. ARI DAVIS maintains a private practice in depth- andpsychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy in Beverly Hills and theSan Fernando Valley, California. He is also a software developerspecializing in the development of expert systems, analysis andreporting, and assessment/diagnostic software in the medical andpsychological fields.