Clinical Case Formulation: Varieties of Approaches

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Peter Sturmey
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 2, 2009 - Psychology - 344 pages
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


A Review and Overview of this Volume 3
The Case of Sally 57
A Psychiatric Approach to Case Formulation 93
A Behavior Analytic Formulation of a Case of Psychosis 107
A Commentary 119
A Cognitive Analytic Formulation 199
Commentary on Formulations of a Case of Problematic
A Psychodynamic Formulation 251
A CognitiveBehavioural Formulation of Anger in a
Commentary on Formulations of Anger in a Person with

Antoinette HilbertSmith Jonathon T Newton 135
A Multiperspective
A Case of Anorexia Nervosa 157
Index 317

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Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at Queens College, and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has published extensively on behavioural approaches to case formulation, developmental disabilities, and behaviour analytic approaches to training staff and parents in evidence-based practices for Autism Spectrum Disorders. His main research interests are staff and parent training, developmental disabilities, and applied behaviour analysis, including applications to clinical psychology.

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