||Provides a systematic approach to writing psychological reports for optimal clarity, thoroughness, and impact||A clinical report should have all the clarity and precision of a military dispatch. Unfortunately, as anyone who deals with psychological reports knows, this is almost never the case. Extensive research has shown that with most psychologist's reports, there is a dangerously wide gap between author intent and reader interpretation. Since the quality of clinical reports can have a direct bearing on the quality of care a client receives -especially in an age of managed care -it is essential that psychologists arm themselves with a systematic approach to creating reports that in structure, content, and style have the utmost clarity, thoroughness, and utility. Psychological Reports, Third Edition, provides them with such an approach.||The book begins with a theory-based analysis of report-writing problems, which is then used to construct a framework for identifying and correcting them. A valuable working resource for practicing psychologists and psychotherapists, Psychological Reports, Third Edition, is also must reading for students and psychologists-in-training.|| A complete guide to writing effective reports for a variety of contexts Updated to correspond to recent changes in the DSM-IV Includes practice exercises that help readers build report-writing skills Features sample reports representing a wide range of applications.