Textbook writing is a particular kind of writing that requires a variety of ways to present relatively boring material to students and aspiring professionals. Although we pride ourselves on writing the most entertaining textbooks in the business, our efforts to entertain are all part of a reader-friendly delivery system.
Another (less humorous) reader-friendly delivery strategy is the checklist. We intermittently use checklists to summarize essential information in our Clinical Interviewing text. Below, I’m including links to three checklists. Please note, these checklists are in process, and so if you see any typos or missing information or have some excellent feedback to share with me . . . post your feedback here on this blog or email me: email@example.com. I will greatly appreciate your feedback!
From Chapter 10: A Checklist on Suicide Assessment Documentation:
From Chapter 12: A Checklist on Strategies and Techniques for Working with Client Ambivalence or Natural Client Resistance.
From Chapter 13: A Checklist on Getting Prepped for Your First Session with a Child or Adolescent Client
For those of you who are still reading (and I hope that’s everyone), I’m still looking for someone who can write me a short (400 word) case or two on working with LGBTQ+ youth. A transgender case would be especially nice. If you’re interested, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org