Individual Case Formulation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123982790
  • ISBN-13: 9780123982797
  • DDC: 616.89075
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Individual Case Formulation presents formulation as a process to be taught to trainee therapists. The book discusses theories of case formulation and their applicability to the real world. It then defines individual case formulation and presents it as a way to integrate different theoretical orientations with a therapist's expertise and judgment. The book proposes a functional framework focusing on client-defined problems and emphasizes solutions rather than symptom reduction. The book guides therapists in conducting assessment interviews, reaching a provisional formulation, testing a formulation and reformulating if necessary, and making explicit the reasoning behind a formulation. It offers examples and transcripts to enable readers to better grasp the concepts. Intended for starting or trainee therapists and experienced clinicians, Individual Case Formulation is a practical guide for those looking to improve their case formulation skills.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Formulation—the Main Issues.
2: Conceptual Frameworks for Case Formulation.
3: Evidence-Based Practice: Diagnostic and Transdiagnostic Approaches.
4: Theory and Evidence in Individual Case Formulation.
5: The Process of Reasoning in Individual Case Formulation.
6: Narrative and Textual Analysis in Formulation.
7: Formulation Skills and the Therapeutic Relationship.
8: A Functional/Systemic Framework for Case Formulation.
9: Future Prospects for Individual Case Formulation.
Guidelines for Assessment and Constructing an Individual Case Formulation (ICF).