Matching the Integrative Treatment Plan to the Client
Author: Barbara Lichner Ingram
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Praise for Clinical Case Formulations Matching the Integrative Treatment Plan to the Client, SecondEdition "[Barbara Ingram has put] a career into the development of thisbook and it is wonderful! My students love that it was written withthem in mind and they love the statements designed to reduceanxiety and normalize the learning process. This is an excellentbook!"—Amy M. Rees-Turyn, PhD Associate Professor ofCounseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark College A step-by-step model for individualized caseconceptualization Fully revised and updated, the second edition of ClinicalCase Formulations provides step-by-step tools and insightfulguidance for moving from first contact with a client to thedevelopment of an effective, personalized treatment plan.Addressing the essential question every therapistfaces—How do I create a treatment plan that is the bestmatch for my client?—this unique resource provides asystematic and thoughtful method for integrating ideas, skills, andtechniques from different theoretical approaches. It combinesempirical research and clinical experience to create a caseformulation that is tailor-made for the client. This comprehensive resource offers two tools to guide caseformulations: a problem-oriented framework, with a list of 28standards for evaluating its application, and a set of 30 coreclinical hypotheses derived from the knowledge bases of psychology,psychiatry, counseling, and social work professions. The new edition includes: Hypotheses on Emotional Focus, Trauma, and MetacognitivePerspective More detailed attention given to empirically supported therapiessuch as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance andCommitment Therapy (ACT) Discussion on the importance of bringing cultural competence tocase formulation tasks with every client Skill-building activities throughout the text Offering a thorough framework to help clients experienceeffective clinical service, practitioners will learn toconceptualize clients' needs in ways that lead to strong andindividualized treatment plans, as well as advice and guidance onwhat to do when selected interventions fail to produce the expectedbenefits.
Case formulation is a key skill for mental health practitioners, and this book provides examples of ten case formulations representing the most common mental health problems in a variety of populations and contexts, offering commentary on contrasting formulations of the same case. Provides an overview of the general features of case formulation and how it can drive treatment Features clinical cases from a variety of populations, focusing on a range of different problems Covers all the major theoretical perspectives in clinical practice ? behavioural, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, medical , and eclectic Offers commentary on contrasting formulations of the same case for five different clinical problems
This book explores the purpose of clinical psychological and psychiatric diagnosis, and provides a persuasive case for moving away from the traditional practice of psychiatric classification. It discusses the validity and reliability of classification-based approaches to clinical diagnosis, and frames them in their broader historical and societal context. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used across the world in research and a range of mental health settings; here, Stijn Vanheule argues that the diagnostic reliability of the DSM is overrated, built on a limited biomedical approach to mental disorders that neglects context, and ultimately breeds stigma. The book subsequently makes a passionate plea for a more detailed approach to the study of mental suffering by means of case formulation. Starting from literature on qualitative research the author makes clear how to guarantee the quality of clinical case formulations.
There is a long history of behavioral approaches to psychopathology. Recent work, however, has focused instead on cognitive, psychodynamic and integrative approaches. Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention redresses this imbalance by exploring radical behaviorism and its approach to the conceptualization, case formulation and treatment of psychopathology. Peter Sturmey describes the conceptual foundations of functional approaches to case formulation and intervention, explains the technology and application of behavioral assessment and hypothesis-driven intervention, and identifies outstanding and conceptual and practical problems within this framework.
The goal of this book is to present the characteristics and underlying assumptions of the behavioral assessment paradigm and to show how they affect the strategies of behavioral assessment. Although all of the concepts and strategies discussed in this book are applicable in the research, this book focuses on the use of behavioral assessment to guide clinical judgments.
Case Studies in Clinical Psychological Science demonstrates in detail how the clinical science model can be applied to actual cases. This book's unique structure presents dialogues between leading clinical researchers regarding the treatment of a wide variety of psychological problems.
Mastering this Competency with Ease and Confidence
Author: Len Sperry
This is the type of book instructors, trainees, and clinicians need—a short text that demystifies the case conceptualization process and provides a streamlined method for learning and mastering this competency. It presents an integrative model for conceptualizing cases, dispels common myths about case conceptualization, and provides straightforward guidelines and strategies for mastering this essential competency. Writing clinically useful case conceptualizations is no longer optional today, and this training guide is the only resource you will need to increase your expertise and incorporate this competency in professional practice. Five detailed clinical case studies are referred to throughout the book, and exercises are presented at the end of the last five chapters to help readers in deriving Cognitive-Behavioral, Dynamic, Solution-Focused, Biopsychosocial, and Adlerian case conceptualizations from an integrative assessment. Drs. Len and Jonathan Sperry also address cultural sensitivity and offer guidelines for developing cultural conceptualizations and selecting culturally-sensitive treatments. All techniques are easy to understand and use, ensuring that readers will master this competency and feel confident applying it to difficult cases.
What kinds of questions do experienced clinicians ask themselves when meeting a new client for the first time? What are the main issues that must be explored to gain a basic grasp of each individual's unique psychology? How can clinical expertise be taught? From the author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, the volume takes clinicians step-by-step through developing a dynamic case formulation and using this information to guide and inform treatment decisions. Synthesizing extensive clinical literature, diverse psychoanalytic viewpoints, and empirical research in psychology and psychiatry, Nancy McWilliams does more than simply bring assessment to life - she illuminates the entire psychotherapeutic process.
This indispensable practitioner guide and text serves as a comprehensive primer on case formulation within all of the major therapeutic approaches. Prominent experts offer step-by-step guidelines for developing strong formulations and putting them to use in day-to-day practice. The chapters follow a standard format to allow comparison across models. Coverage includes the conceptual and empirical underpinnings of each approach, the relationship of case formulation to therapeutic technique, issues in treating clients from different backgrounds and with different types of presenting problems, and training resources. Illustrative case material and user-friendly examples of completed formulations are featured throughout.
The first edition of Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy caught the wave of growing interest in formulation in a clinical context. This completely updated and revised edition summarises recent practice, research, developments and debates while retaining the features that made the first a leading text in the field. It contains new chapters on personal construct formulation, formulation in health settings, and the innovative practice of using formulation in teams. The book sees formulation as a dynamic process which explores personal meaning collaboratively and reflectively, taking account of relational and social contexts. Two case studies, one adult and one child, illustrate the use of formulation from the perspectives of expert clinicians from six different theoretical positions. The book encourages the reader to take a constructively critical perspective on the many philosophical, professional and ethical debates raised by the process of formulating people’s problems. Among the issues explored are: The social and political context of formulation Formulation in relation to psychiatric diagnosis The limitations of formulation Controversies and debates about formulation This readable and comprehensive guide to the field provides a clear, up to date and thought-provoking overview of formulation from a number of perspectives, essential for clinicians working in all areas of mental health and social care, psychology, therapy and counselling.