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LAGO, Vivian de Medeiros; YATES, Denise Balem  and  BANDEIRA, Denise Ruschel. Psychological reports writing: Critical Considerations to CFP Resolution 07/2003. Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.2, pp. 771-786. ISSN 1413-389X.

This article aims to discuss the content of Resolution Nº 007/2003 of the Federal Council of Psychology, which comprised psychological reports' writing and had the intention to reduce the number of complaints to their quality. However, nowadays there are still many ethical processes due to faults in these documents, especially in psychological reports. The great heterogeneity of these documents, both in terms of form and content, may raise doubts about their quality. The comments and criticisms developed in this paper are intended to assist professionals in the writing of their documents, and also serve as an updated reference on this topic, in order to contribute to the improvement of the quality of the documents. The paper examines the technical principles of written language, as well as the ethical, technical and scientific principles of the profession of psychologist. The importance of a written return of the results of evaluations, along with the obligatory oral return is also highlighted. The four types of psychological documents are presented, as well as the discussion of their goals and structures, with suggestions for additions to the report structure. Finally, some practical guidelines for writing documents are offered.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; psychological finds; professional ethics.

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