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As a life raft for beginners and their supervisors Where to Start and What to Ask provides all the necessary tools for garnering information from clients Lukas also offers a framework for thinking about that information and formulating a thorough assessment This indispensable book helps therapeutic neophytes organize their approach to the initial phase of treatment and navigate even rough clinical waters with competence and assurance

10 thoughts on “Where to Start and What to Ask An Assessment Handbook

  1. says:

    The ultimate What the Hell to Do for those initial first stages of being a trainee Highly recommended for anyone close to completing their first year in graduate school for clinical psychology or psychotherapy or anyone who is unsure as to whether or not they want to pursue clinical psychology as a career Lukas writes in a clear direct manner and tackles such common sense but often not discussed topics such as What items should be brought up during my first phone conversation with a client? What happens if a client's spousefriendchild picks up the phone how should I respond? money collection 101 etc

  2. says:

    This is a very helpful book The author writes like she is reading your mind and answers your uestions I would recommend it to anyone doing social workaddiction counseling etc

  3. says:

    Reuired text for Psychological Assessment for Counselors courseCOURSE DESCRIPTION This course covers the basic principles and methods of individual psychological assessment Among the topics covered are interview methods with adults children couples and families the mental status examination and the administration scoring and interpretation of standardized assessment instrumentsThis course provides an overview of the varieties of clinical assessment that counselors may encounter in their careers Introductory issues will include understanding the goals of psychological assessment the types of measures used by counselors and a consideration of the breadth of settings in which assessments take place We will review test construction norms standardized scores reliability and validity as foundational issues We will begin the course with a review of professional and ethical issues and discussion of cultural and multi cultural issues as they relate to psychological appraisal and assessment

  4. says:

    it was excited book i would like to recommend my friends to read it

  5. says:

    A primer for new therapists and supervisors

  6. says:

    basic is what is though enjoyed it for that

  7. says:

    These days in preparation for my internship in the fall I'm trying to read books that will remind me how to work clinically This one is excellent and I deeply wish I had read it in my second or third year of graduate school I had to learn a lot of this stuff on the job through floundering and making mistakes and my field experiences would have been worlds easier if someone had just told me these things This is an extremely practical NO theory how to book for social workpsychology students who are just starting out and want to know how to conduct initial interviews with various clients adults children and their parents couples families etc It also covers issues such as assessing for violent potential suicidality and child abuseneglect It's written in a very simple manner and the style and information is appropriate for students rather than professionals However it's serving as an excellent review for me I also recommend it to supervisors as a good resource for providing guidance to their supervisees

  8. says:

    This is my most dog earred book It contains little psychological theory but I found it the most practical thing I read in grad school Lukas gives rookies the nuts and bolts of first and second interviews with a range of clients from young children to chronically impaired adults There are many useful tips for conducting comprehensive assessments and mental status exams as well as reminders about keeping yourself safe when you are working with potentially volitile patients I could not have survived my first year of training without this text If you are just beginning a psych or social work career I'd add this one to your library

  9. says:

    It is a great introduction book for those who start their social work practice Where to start and what to ask gives an overview how to conduct first interview with various groups ie adults children couples families substance abusers but the list isn't comprehensiveThe book doesn't talk about ethical issues ethical decision making and ethical practice I understand that it is an introductory assessment handbook but social worker values and ethics should come first even before first interview I would also prefer to see an extensive thematic bibliography of recommended books for those who would like to go beyond the scope of this book

  10. says:

    A great book for looking at the very basics of interviewing for social workers nurses counsellors etc It really is where to start and get a good idea of how the interview process should proceed Covers a number of areas including individuals families children and also has a good look at what to do for suicidal clientsHaving said all that I would not recommend this book for basically experienced clinicians The simplicity of the title really shows where the books is coming from and who the audience is