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Why Therapists Do Evaluations

Evaluation. Yuck. Such a clinical, dry term, much like diagnosis, prognosis, and so on. But because evaluations are so integral to effective psychotherapy, I feel it’s important to briefly describe the process here.

3 thoughts on “Why Therapists Do Evaluations

  • January 18, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Richard, thank you for your article. Is there a chance I can ask you a question privately on the subject of evaluations? I would not want to spill all of my beans on a public forum.

  • January 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Several people have emailed me directly. I am available to answer emails confidentially:

    If you feel your comments or questions could be of import to others and you are comfortable with this, can you eliminate any identifying information and post your questions and comments?

    Either way, I will be happy to help if I am able.

  • January 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Your outline of the evaluation process is acurate and helpful. I’ve found that …”A good decision is born from a good assessment…” (see my case summary at and your article is a great help to boost my ability in this important skill.




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