Reporting case formulation and opinion

Day, Andrew (2017) Reporting case formulation and opinion. In: Brown, Sarah, Bowen, Erica, and Prescott, David, (eds.) The Forensic Psychologist's Report Writing Guide. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 56-65.

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[Extract] Whilst it is relatively straightforward to follow assessment protocols and administer tests, the challenges associated with integrating the results of different assessments in a way helps to develop an expert opinion are more significant. This chapter describes a particular approach to forensic assessment that involves developing a case formulation that is then used to inform an opinion about the referral ques¬tions. In many ways the opinion section is the most important part of any report as it seeks to offer an explanation of why a person acted as he or she did, rather than simply describing a person's level of risk or psychological functioning. This is particularly important in circumstances when decisions are being made about the future treatment of a person is, as well in making judgements about those strategies that are likely to be most effective in managing risk.

Item ID: 48991
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-315-73215-2
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 05:30
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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