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11-07-2009, 12:27 AM
I have a protagonist who is going to find out some strange things about her childhood from files of an evaluation a psychologist did on her when she was a child.

What would this evaluation be called? How would the report refer to the child? Patient or the child's name?

11-07-2009, 12:31 AM
I can't answer what the evaluation would be called. Different hospital/clinics have different names for forms so as far as I know, you're clear on that regard. Names for forms are usually extremely utilitarian, though.

The psychologists who work in "my" clinic use the patient's first name in their reports, FWIW.

Wayne K
11-07-2009, 12:31 AM
Google Susana Kaysen and see the crap she went through. I'd recommend Girl Interrupted to you too. She defines crazy like no one has. It's a great book. It has photocopies of all the forms too.

11-07-2009, 12:58 AM
A lot of stuff would be on the initial intake form. The person could be referred to by name, or "clt" (for client).