Keep reading to learn about the basic steps needed for completing college book report projects. What Is a Book Report? A book report is an informative piece of writing. Book reports are similar to book reviews but there are some important differences.
Results of this evaluation reveal the presence of an Avoidant Personality Disorder, as evidenced by list the relevant DSM criteria. This patient displays a chronic inability to establish and maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships or to maintain employment.
He is relatively anxious individual who experiences marked internal conflicts over dependency issues. He has intense, unmet needs for attention and affection. However, his emotionally abusive childhood has led to extreme fear of rejection or humiliation in interpersonal relationships.
His cool, detached public presentation represents a defensive effort to shield himself from emotional pain. In this section you want to do more than just copy the interpretive hypotheses out of the manual or from the computer printout. Writing evaluation report the individual, not the tests.
In general there is no need to mention specific tests by name IQ tests are an exception. Rather, present those portions of the test data which you can confirm during the diagnostic interview, from collateral reports, or from review of records.
Statements such as "Individuals who obtain similar profiles. The report is more individualized when it reads like Jones prefers to describe the relevant trait as is evident in some specific thing he has said or done ".
Where inconsistencies exist between tests e. If the patient is too psychotic, disorganized, or uncooperative to be evaluated, then be specific about why you were unable to complete the evaluation and what efforts you took to try to motivate cooperation.
Be sure your reader understands that you put forth appropriate effort. Even in cases like this, you can still write a report. Your description of the type of uncooperativeness encountered is important e. The patient refused to answer most questions and became hostile when encouraged to participate.
Efforts to establish rapport were impaired by extreme paranoid ideation exhibited during the sessions. Stating that a patient is psychotic tells little about the problem. Distinguish between disturbance of thought content vs.
When hallucinations are present, be specific about the type auditory, visual, tactile and about their content.
Be specific about the content of delusions and note whether they are systematized.
If there is a disturbance of thought process i. Thought process can be described as "intact and goal oriented; well organized; significant for marked loosening of associations; tangential; circumstantial; etc Address both the "range" and "appropriateness" components of affect.
Range refers to fluctuations in affective presentation and can be described as normal, restricted, blunted, etc.
Appropriateness refers to the consistency between what the patient says versus his facial expression and tone of voice.
State which "negative symptoms" of psychosis are present. These include impoverishment of emotional expression, reactivity, or feeling; impoverished thinking or cognition; disturbance of thought process; poor grooming; impersistence at work; physical inertia; general lack of energy,drive or interest; decreased pleasure in recreation, sex, or intimacy.
Avoid using jargon or terms for which there is little consensus as to their meaning. State what you observe rather than just saying Rather than saying the patient "improved" on Haldol, state what changes were observed that suggested improvement.
Were there specific changes in mental status, self care, Be sure to use the terms reliability and validity correctly. There is no such thing as an "invalid" MMPI. In general, you can avoid confusion by not specifically mentioning the "validity" of the MMPI.
However, if the validity issue is addressed in the report, an appropriate option might be to say something like He scored particularly low on scales addressing psychological defensiveness and tended to endorse obvious indicators of psychopathology much more frequently than relatively subtle indicators of similar problems.
Furthermore, he failed to provide consistent answers to similarly worded test times, possibly suggesting inattentiveness to the task. When referring to yourself in a report there is no clear consensus whether you should use personal pronouns or refer to yourself as "the examiner.
Others including myself feel that it makes the report sound awkward and stilted. One option is to find ways to avoid references to yourself.OMG Center for Collaborative Learning ANALYSIS AND REPORT WRITING TIPS Most Important Things to Remember About Data Analysis 1.
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