Clinician’s Thesaurus


Edward Zuckerman has designed the Clinician’s Thesaurus to make the clinician’s life easier. The thesaurus is essentially a 19,000-item checklist, which guides the therapist in step-by-step fashion in compiling reports, structuring interviews and other vocabulary tasks.


The Clinician’s Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more–all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding.

New to This Edition – References, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated. Additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and varieties of violent behaviors. Sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing. More online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales.

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Weight 1.88 lbs
Dimensions 10.42 × 8.08 × .91 in