The Psychological Evaluation Process: Part III

  • Peter E. Sifneos
Part of the Topics in General Psychiatry book series (TGPS)

Abstract

It should be made clear from the outset that it is not my intention to present a fragmented picture of the evaluation process by dividing it artificially into three distinct parts. I do not want to give the impression that certain tasks performed by the evaluator are independent of the overall continuous process of the psychological evaluation. The information obtained about the patient’s chief complaint and the history of the patient’s psychological development must blend smoothly with the assessment of the criteria for selection for STAPP and with the establishment of a specific therapeutic focus.

Keywords

Psychological Evaluation Oedipus Complex Psychological Conflict Fragmented Picture Therapeutic Focus 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter E. Sifneos
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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